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Glamour Girl wall machine

Postby harvez » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:22 pm

Just managed to grab this Glamour Girl machine, anyone know the makers etc?
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Re: Glamour Girl wall machine

Postby pennymachines » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:29 pm

I think these must be Oliver Whales. The floor-stander was at Arreton Barns, Isle of Wight with other love-test type doors in it. The other one sold at Southern Counties Auction, 2005.
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Re: Glamour Girl wall machine

Postby mr merrivale » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:54 pm

The four sided fortune teller was made by Hawtins and spent many years in my arcade and I sold it at one of the Huntingdon auctions that then went to Anna Carters arcade then to a dealer and then Arreton Barns on Isle of Wight and I believe it sold a few years ago but do not know to who. I hope that helps.

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Re: Glamour Girl wall machine

Postby gameswat » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:33 am

PM I certainly never thought these had anything to do with Whales due to that artwork being so different than anything else of theirs I remember seeing.

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Re: Glamour Girl wall machine

Postby pennymachines » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:37 pm

Agreed, but the artwork doesn't resemble anything else Hawtin produced either, as far as I can see, so I was struggling to think of a possible candidate. I'd have not guessed Hawtin. It's not in the Hawtin catalogue, nor Braithwaite's book, but presumably they put their badge on the one Mr Merrivale owned.

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Re: Glamour Girl wall machine

Postby john t peterson » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:07 pm

The machine owned by harvez has quite an interesting case. The decorative wood sides have a decided Art Deco feel to them. Right up your alley, Gameswat.

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Re: Glamour Girl wall machine

Postby gameswat » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:23 pm

I hadn't looked that closely JP. Harvez cabinet is unusually made of pine. Would be helpful to see the mechanism as that may well point to the maker.

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Re: Glamour Girl wall machine

Postby pennymachines » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:20 pm

I suspect it was originally a painted case.

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Re: Glamour Girl wall machine

Postby harvez » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:16 pm

Thanks for the info everyone, I will get some images posted of the inside working tomorrow.

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Re: Glamour Girl wall machine

Postby slotalot » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:35 pm

I seem to remember that the switch wheel in the Glamour Girl machine is the same as the one in the Bradfort Super Love Tester, maybe it could be made by them ?? !!IDEA!! or not.. :!?!:


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