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Re: Essex Flat Racer identified

Postby jailtime10 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:10 pm

Hi Gameswat..........I am always excited to discuss one of my favorite coinops, "DOG RACE".
In my opinion, it has never attained the "wow" factor it truly deserves. My Dog Race has a chrome handle vs. the round RESIN handle on the AUTO version.
!SMARTY! ...that sounds like it comes from a different time frame which issue has never been discussed.

Having read Gameswat's recounting his restoration of a Racing Investor, it brought tears to my eyes....accordingly, on the weekend I will post a picture of my Dog Race instruction card.
It may offer some help in developing one for his vertical frame.


I note the another member, BESIDES MYSELF , fell for the line that "all it needs is a drop of oil and a slight adjustment".....As previously suggested, Mr. P. should design a STUPID Smilie.

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Re: Essex Flat Racer identified

Postby badpenny » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:31 pm

!!SUICIDAL!!
:-o
!WOW!
!DOH!
!TIRED!

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Re: Essex Flat Racer identified

Postby jailtime10 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:46 pm

Hi Gameswat.........Congratulations on your restoration of the RACER

I'd say that this is perfection +++++
Dog Race.jpg

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Re: Essex Flat Racer identified

Postby jailtime10 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:48 pm

I am searching for information on "THE RACER"...it looks to be from the UK....similar name to Gameswat's Racing Investor although it appears to be operated by 2 players using revolving handles...very intriguing.
Google 'Pinterest collection Lynn Limeburner. I discovered the site using "vintage penny arcades". I was not able to get any information using the Pinterest site.

I would also be interested to hear if Gameswat completed his restoration of the RACING INVESTOR PLUS the hours it took to complete this daunting task...THANKS, J10 (still doing time)

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Re: Essex Flat Racer identified

Postby pennymachines » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:38 pm

jailtime10 wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:48 pm
(still doing time)
You must have been very naughty! :tut

You mean the little wall machine near the bottom of this page?

I commented on it here: Morphy Coin Op & Advertising, May 14-15.
Originally an 1896 Doughty & Barrett, although 'original' did not apply so much to this example.

The one below sold in the UK in 2017:

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Re: Essex Flat Racer identified

Postby jailtime10 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:56 pm

Hi MR. P.
Thanks for the info on the RACER...........I intend to sign up for Arena when my son arrives with pay-pal..
I must have missed all the good stuff posted there......
You indicated that a RACER sold in the UK IN 2017...unlike the Morphy offering, did this one have the original case and do you know what it sold for? .....have there been others over the years?
and YES, life is difficult in the POKEY. JH10

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Re: Essex Flat Racer identified

Postby pennymachines » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:15 pm

It sold for £6000 plus 24% commission. It was all original but in slightlly distressed condition. I don't recall another at auction but there are a handful of them in collectors' hands.

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Re: Essex Flat Racer identified

Postby gameswat » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:49 am

jailtime10 wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:48 pm
I would also be interested to hear if Gameswat completed his restoration of the RACING INVESTOR PLUS the hours it took to complete this daunting task.
I've already answered those questions in the thread. !PUZZLED!
jailtime10 wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:56 pm
I must have missed all the good stuff posted there......
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