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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby pennymachines » Fri May 28, 2010 12:17 am

Optimistic would be an understatement. I guess they figure, "a one in a million chance to sell at this price, but it costs almost nothing to advertise on the web, so why not?"

The "only 5 known examples" estimate probably ignores the UK examples, let alone any in France, Germany and Holland... Regardless, even if it was the sole example, the price is unreal. It's only a novelty digger!

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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby john t peterson » Fri May 28, 2010 2:18 pm

"Novelty" might well describe their pricing; so would "insane."

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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby hottoddy » Sat May 29, 2010 4:13 am

Nigel wrote:I love the Art Deco appearance of the Deluxe Buckley and would love to have one of those too!
Hi Nigel,

I have one if you are interested, but it's in the states......California to be exact.

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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby clubconsoles » Sat May 29, 2010 9:24 pm

Great, please post picture and price, thank you!

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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby hottoddy » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:25 pm

Hi Nigel,

Sorry for the late reply. My Buckley Deluxe Digger is currently in the process of a full restoration. It is disassembled and ready.
Let's communicate further by email and or phone.

Thanks,
Tod Weiss

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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby clubconsoles » Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:42 pm

Tod
Re the Buckley Digger, best option is to contact me thru ebay. My username is "clubconsoles".

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Help required assembling Buckley Digger

Postby clubconsoles » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:53 pm

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I advertised for one on here a few months back.
I managed to get Tod's one from the States in the end. It is a good original with a few trim bits missing. Thing is, it came over disassembled for resto and I have no idea where to start.
I have piles of metal trim lots of screws and pulleys and I am a little daunted by the task of gradual restore and reassembly!

Has anyone on here got a Buckley Digger Deluxe I could visit and take lots of pictures of? I am in the market for a few spares as well!

Please help if you can!

Nigel.

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Re: Help required assembling Buckley Digger

Postby slotalot » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:33 pm

Hi Nigel :D , don't know if this helps or if it is like yours :!?!: but I have just posted a video of a 1930s Buckley Digger in the SEE IT OPERATE section. :tarah:

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Re: Help required assembling Buckley Digger

Postby clubconsoles » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:09 pm

Hi Slotalot

Thanks for that. I see you keep up with the one on ebay for $12500 starting bid!
Glad I didn't part with that much :shock:

Unfortunately, it is really no help as it doesn't show inside the machine. I need help with how the locator works and how the indicator in the middle of the boom goes together, as well as the one-piece frame that goes around the front glass.
Reckon I'll end up pestering James Roller for info if no one here has one I can see.
Will wait a while and see what comes up!

Cheer for your help!

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Re: Help required assembling Buckley Digger

Postby clubconsoles » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:51 pm

Someone on here must know someone who can help?
Surely I am not the only person in the UK with one of these machines??
Does anyone know who owns the one that was sold in the Nic Costa sale at Christies a few years back?
Thanks all,

Nigel.


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