Charlie and Mabel in the Park

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Re: Charlie and Mabel in the Park

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hottoddy wrote:So, is the assumption these were made by Bolland?
I think the familiar Bolland 'Working Model' casting on Smoky Joe points that way.
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Re: Charlie and Mabel in the Park

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Not sure about that, these castings have been reproduced and could have been recently slapped on.
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Re: Charlie and Mabel in the Park

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True - it assumes the Rye museum model is kosher, but I don't recall seeing it there when I visited some years ago.
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Re: Charlie and Mabel in the Park

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There are 2 Chaplin related models at Rye, The tramps dream & Charlie & Mable in the park.
The "Mable" Films that Chaplin made were some of his first films dating around 1914, so I would think that the machines were made much later and looking back at Chaplin's career?? :!?!:
Sorry about the quality of the photos, the lighting at Rye was not that good.. :oops:
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I am continually amazed at the breadth of knowledge and the willingness to share such by the Pennymachines community. Hear, hear to all! !!CHEERS!!

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Re: Charlie and Mabel in the Park

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Well done for finding the pics! This Rye model looks to be in better condition ( or maybe refurbished more recently) as the scene is constructed really well in this one, the figure obviously meant to be Chaplin. I like the way the light is used to best effect with the foliage on the glass . I'm with Stuart that these are much later models, likely 50's The landscape and foliage reminds me of The Midnight Smugglers which is considered to be a Bollands
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Re: Charlie and Mabel in the Park

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moonriver wrote:I'm with Stuart that these are much later models, likely '50s
That does seem likely now we know there are at least two Charlie & Mabels, plus at least one other sister model.
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Yes, Smokey Joe is in the Rye Heritage Centre, but so is 'Charlie and Mabel in the Park'. This has been there a lot longer than Smokey Joe. Charlie does raise her skirt with his cane, and she turns to slap him. That is all. It is charming though.
The Heritage Centre, at Rye is my old penny arcade
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Re: Charlie and Mabel in the Park

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smwaverider wrote:Yes, Smokey Joe is in the Rye Heritage Centre, but so is 'Charlie and Mabel in the Park'. This has been there a lot longer than Smokey Joe. Charlie does raise her skirt with his cane, and she turns to slap him. That is all. It is charming though.
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Re: Charlie and Mabel in the Park

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Thanks, nice to be on board the forum, very interesting, did not know my machines were being discussed.
To clear up a point in this discussion, I added the 'Working Model' metal plate to Smokey Joe, so these models never had one
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