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Indian Fakir Working Model

Postby hottoddy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:19 pm

Does anyone know who made this Working Model?
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Re: Working Model

Postby badpenny » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:23 pm

Sorry I can't help with your question, but how come the top banner has changed from photo one to two yet the barometer (or whatever it is) suggests it's the same view? :o

Easily confused of Lincoln

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Re: Working Model

Postby hottoddy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:51 pm

Thanks Badpenny for your reply. The second photo is a side view. Both sides have the same "Indian Fakir" marquee/sign with the front having the "It's Amazing" sign.

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Re: Working Model

Postby john t peterson » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:11 am

What is the Amazing thing Mr. I.F. does?

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Re: Working Model

Postby gameswat » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:21 am

hottoddy wrote:yet the barometer (or whatever it is) suggests it's the same view?
Badpenny, i thought this was a coin-op forum!? Judging by the base of that "Baromoter" I'd say it's a barometer of body weight not atmospheric conditions!

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Re: Working Model

Postby badpenny » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:25 am

Ah ....... I see now, it weighs the weather ...... cunning!

It still doesn't explain how it manages to warp itself around corners though, unless OP turned the case of the working model around for the second photo? Have I had my breakfast yet? Where are my slippers? Will somebody please tell the poor lad who made his machine?

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Re: Working Model

Postby jingle » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:03 pm

hi tody
is the pictures of the workings you
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Re: Working Model

Postby hottoddy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:33 pm

Thanks Jingle for bringing us back to the topic. !!THUMBSX2!!

I have yet to see this "Amazing" machine in action and I do not know all of its functions. Fakirs are Indian holy men who posses powers (or you could say magicians), so I assume there's a few tricks being performed.
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Re: Working Model

Postby slotalot » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:01 pm

Hi, :D looking at the cabinet and the mech I think this machine started its life as a Mutomatic Electric Travelling Crane, and was most likely converted to a working model in the late 1940s as was the practice at that time. Once you get it working I think it will most likely perform the magic rope trick. As to who converted it? My money “if I had any” would be on the legendary Mr Bolland !THUMBS!
But, as always I could be wrong. :oops:

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Re: Working Model

Postby hottoddy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:48 am

Thank you slotalot for your infinite wisdom. !!CHEERS!! I was torn between Kraft and Bolland, but Bolland and his Claw/Digger machine cabinets makes perfect sense. This is the best Coin-op site in the world. !!YIPPEE!!


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