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Vulcan the Robot

Postby slotalot » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:28 pm

Anyone know what this machine is called, who made it? :!?!:
I feel sure this machine has been talked about on this forum in the past, but if it has I can’t find a reference to it. !!JUNK!!
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Robot Machine?
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Re: Robot Machine?

Postby pennymachines » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:03 pm

He's Vulcan the Robot, "the talking fortune teller", manufactured by A M Booth of AMECO (Hong Kong Works) - see Automatic News in the Arena.
(Not to be confused with Victor the Robot).
Nice picture, by the way. Do you know which pier?

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Re: Robot Machine?

Postby gameswat » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:31 pm

And looks like an Ahrens Talkie scale in the background. Don't have my Costa at hand to check that though........

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Re: Robot Machine?

Postby slotalot » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:26 pm

pennymachines wrote:He's Vulcan the Robot, "the talking fortune teller", manufactured by A M Booth of AMECO (Hong Kong Works) - see Automatic News in the Arena.
Nice picture, by the way. Do you know which pier?
Hi Dave :D , I know I had seen that machine on here !THUMBS! I remember the reference to Hong Kong Works, the pier was Blackpool 1935. this is the full photo. I will also be posting it on my website. http://slotmachines.bravehost.com/page8.html
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Re: Robot Machine?

Postby badpenny » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:34 pm

Stuart ......

You have an uncanny knack for stumbling over the most atmospheric photos, I've long suspected you have your own time machine.

That one is a belter and screams out "Caption Competition" although at the moment nothing springs to mind for me I'm sure others are champing at the bit.

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Re: Robot Machine?

Postby cheeky » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:55 am

I'm a lady! :lol:

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Re: Robot Machine?

Postby coppinpr » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:55 am

which one is Vulcan !PUZZLED!

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Re: Robot Machine?

Postby pennymachines » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:42 pm

Gameswat wrote:And looks like an Ahrens Talkie scale in the background. Don't have my Costa at hand to check that though........
I think you're right. Well spotted!
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Re: Robot Machine?

Postby gameswat » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:33 pm

Hahaha! But seriously, that was a pretty cutting edge location with at least two Talkie machines. One day someone needs to find a location shot with the Auto Talkie sound Mutoscope, and make John Petersons and my week!

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Re: Robot Machine?

Postby slotalot » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:27 pm

Gameswat wrote: One day someone needs to find a location shot with the Auto Talkie sound Mutoscope, and make John Petersons and my week!
OK I am on it!! Next time I am back in the 1930s I will take a photo for you... !!PHOTO!!


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