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Tin Mutoscope project

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:34 pm
by gameswat
Just unpacked this cabinet that arrived today. My folks have been holidaying in Queensland for several weeks and my father stumbled onto this mid 1920's Mutoscope cabinet. Found in a second hand shop, asking $100 but haggled down to $70 = 40 pounds!! :o :HaHa: Very happy with how many original parts are with it. Both doors with original locks and keys, the coin box anti theft shroud that I usually have to have recast, nice coin entry and even one of the brass gears! I have a spare marquee frame and art laying around but will need to track down the rest. dirtdog

I notice that all the side to side cross struts have been bolted on, so the original rivets were either removed or never fitted and the base was flat packed to send to Australia, a long time ago.

One of my parrots is very inquisitive and as excited by machines as I am, so i placed it close to their perch and Punky was inside in less than a minute!

Re: Tin Mutoscope project

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:31 am
by bryans fan
I have long suspected that you had help with your restorations, the truth is now out. Didn`t take Punky long to get cracking on the rust!

Re: Tin Mutoscope project

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:42 am
by badpenny
Is Punky any good with Bryans Bullions?

Re: Tin Mutoscope project

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:10 am
by gameswat
Punky really does love machines! Seems he likes looking for coins the best from these photos? Any new machine arrives in the house and he gets excited and then just has to investigate. I left these cashboxes on the floor while looking for a suitable size and on returning a few mins later he was having a great time. Found him right inside this box of allwin parts one day. And notice Rocky is the little brother who always gets the job of lookout.

Re: Tin Mutoscope project

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:07 pm
by ddstoys
That's a pretty good find Mate and what a bargain.

Re: Tin Mutoscope project

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:40 am
by ddstoys
So how are you going with my mutoscope mate? Let me know when your ready for me arrange payment ;)

Re: Tin Mutoscope project

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:19 pm
by gameswat
ddstoys wrote:So how are you going with my mutoscope mate
Well, I have been honing my skills at being underbidder on Muto parts and reels. :dammit:

Re: Tin Mutoscope project

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:06 am
by ddstoys
Keep trying mate I've got faith in you ;)

Re: Tin Mutoscope project

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:08 pm
by badpenny
Punky alright? :byee:

Re: Tin Mutoscope project

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:29 pm
by gameswat
badpenny wrote:Punky alright?
Sadly Punky got sick in November and died quite quickly. :( Otherwise he'd have been inside the Magic Finger machine like a shot. The house has not been the same since. His great buddy Rocky is doing fine though and slowly coming into his own, but no interest in machines. He does enjoy talking and whistling to anybody that phones here.