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Ahrens Jolly Fireman

Postby arrgee » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:31 pm

Saw this Ahrens Jolly Fireman recently, rather nice example. Pity about the awful plastic tub at the bottom to catch the coin return, it has a BMCo style pinned coin return and I guess it would have originally taken a penny so the current 20p would just fly off over the floor without the tub
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Re: Jolly Fireman

Postby JC » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:01 am

Very nice Arrgee - I'm guessing it's at Swindon? - I recognise the decorative railings.
It's not original though - it's one of two built a few years ago. As far as I can recall, it was always intended to operate on 20p, so there's no excuse really for the inappropriate coin return - that Tupperware thing, crudely screwed on, is frankly unbelievable :evil: .

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Re: Jolly Fireman

Postby watlingman » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:48 am

There is also one of these at Portsmouth Naval Docks, in the cafe with a whole lot more of interesting machines!

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Re: Jolly Fireman

Postby pennymachines » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:54 pm

And here's a picture of the one at Milestones, posted by JC.
I didn't know any of these had been reproduced.

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Re: Jolly Fireman

Postby arrgee » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:19 pm

JC wrote:I'm guessing it's at Swindon

Thats right Jerry, on display at the STEAM museum.

It's not original though - it's one of two built a few years ago
So that would explain why it does not have the typical Ahrens claw feet. Very good repro though, is the Ahrens oval name plate also repro?
I see that the Ahrens machine at Milestones has a traditional half round payout cup
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Re: Ahrens Jolly Fireman

Postby JC » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:07 am

is the Ahrens oval name plate also repro?
I'd guess so. Notice the two screws either side of the coin entry are in the wrong place - one of which is a brass slotted round-head and the other a counter-sunk pozi :tut

Just for clarity - the machine at Milestones is an original Ahrens, whilst I suspect the one at Portsmouth, mentioned by Watlingman, is the sister repro machine to the machine at Swindon.


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