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Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Postby pennymachines » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:54 pm

Thanks Stuart. I'll see if I can find a suitable solenoid on fleabay.

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Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Postby coin-op » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:35 pm

The machine which opened this thread has just been re-united with it's brother !!CHEERS!!
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Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Postby treefrog » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:08 pm

This one finished on ebay today with the top flash

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320885385858? ... 836wt_1185
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Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Postby arrgee » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:34 am

Nice refurb project, did you win it treefrog?

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Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Postby treefrog » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:05 pm

I am curious about some allwins that were painted, as this one and the one at the start of the thread were both painted and though they may well be a nice oak finish underneath, is it possible they were produced like this?

Yes, I did get this one, there are those occasions when I just can't say no and really fancied this. It looks all complete, I have yet to try connecting to the power as a couple of wires are loose. The previous owner (probably his father) put in some earth wires I guess the protect his kids as this was bought for the owner over 30 years ago when a kid and another machine. Still deciding whether to strip off the paint, which I am sure you will probably advise....A question though, when would these have been produced?

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Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Postby jingle » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:20 pm

alright treeie lad

i have 2 of these
one i bought form an antique shop
and its was all polished nice

the other i bought in a lot found in a barn
not used since the 60s
it was painted red
and looked original
its been stored away for a while now
but am sure i stripped mine to match the other
also one had a bell in, when you
won it rang,and a bulb flashed inside to look like a bomb going off
hence the red circle in the corner


also one had a mercury switch in
and the other never

i dropped one in my garage and broke the mercury switch :cry:

it was the wifes fault

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Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Postby badpenny » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:05 pm

Anchor Supplies in Ripley N Derbyshire had a big box of little mercury switches sitting on a shelf for years.

Naturally after I realised how useful they could be, they withdrew them for sale. Something to do with not being able to sell mercury unless it falls under being part of an antique like a barometer.

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Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Postby jingle » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:32 pm

i bought 5 in a box on ebay
about 3 years ago
they were 30 pounds buy it now

thought they would come in handy

they are still sitting next to my pc
in the box

and i moved house last year,,

what age do ya think ,,
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Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Postby badpenny » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:45 am

I've always imagined you're in your 50s :roll:

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Re: BM Co. 'Fleet Air Arm'

Postby jingle » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:46 am

not bad
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