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The ultimate strength tester

Postby coppinpr » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:15 pm

Coulpe of weeks ago BP and I added this chap (who Id never seen before) to our,very interesting, latest section (The strange and unusual) at www.penny-arcade.info and hey presto! one pops up for sale on Ebay
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Coin-operate ... Swi0xZ85GY

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Re: The ultimate strength tester

Postby badpenny » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:22 pm

I nearly bought one of these umpty years ago when I was running pubs.

It would have been great in the back bar. Sadly it wouldn't fire up but I got a chance to look inside it and it had numerous hefty great springs that should they have come adrift from their tethers would have most likely ripped your face off. !!UHOH!!

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Re: The ultimate strength tester

Postby ib1981 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:03 am

Would love to see how it looks on the inside. Too bad its in a "not tested" condition, so more or less an unknown for me. What a shame.

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Re: The ultimate strength tester

Postby coppinpr » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:56 am

Your first post ib1981- so welcome to the forum. :cool:

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Re: The ultimate strength tester

Postby badpenny » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:42 pm

From what I remember it was a concoction of steel wire around metal pulley wheels and as I said earlier tethered to gert great springs.
I might be quite wrong (I often am) but although parts were missing I got the impression there was a random gear selector involved rather like the derailleur on an old racing bike.
Thus giving different punters an ever changing resistance and encouraging competition.


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