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Jennings Governor problems

Postby tomo55 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:16 pm

Hi,
I am rebuilding my Jennings and have now got the lights and mechanism working. The mechanism works fine when it's outside the cabinet, but when I install it the handle doesn't work correctly and the machine then jams or just has a loose action to the lever. On removing the base plate I found a piece laying near the pump. It's shaped like a twin fork with a hook end on it. Besides there being loads of loose nuts around the handle, I assume that this piece is the problem. Does anyone have a pic of where it should fit or describe where it goes?
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Re: Jennings Governor problems

Postby badpenny » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:59 pm

In cases of identifying something a photo really helps.
Being someone who has spent a crazy amount of time and effort in the past pouring over books trying to recognise a bit of gubbins ..... only to find it's not from a slot machine, I know we could guess it immediately or spend weeks.
I remember once visiting a fellow collector (remember when we could do that?) He told me about a piece he couldn't recognise and had no idea where it went. He produced a length of thin aluminium with a splayed flat end, and at the other end was a tube displaying a thin slot cut into it from end to end.
T'was years later somebody else identified it as a fisherman's hook disgorger. I can only imagine somebody was either trying to hook up a spring with it or poking an errant coin before dropping it.

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Re: Jennings Governor problems

Postby pennymachines » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:57 pm

badpenny wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:59 pm
...someone who has spent a crazy amount of time and effort in the past pouring over books...
I'm not going to ask what you're pouring over them... :o

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Re: Jennings Governor problems

Postby badpenny » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:51 pm

.... it's my soap and I'll wash it as fast as I like.
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Re: Jennings Governor problems

Postby coppinpr » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:51 am

As BP says, when he's not washing his............books - post a photo and all will be revealed. If, as you say, the mech is perfect outside the case, then it has to be the handle/pump area., If you had not mentioned the spare part I would have suggested the mech is not being fitted into the case correctly. This sounds impossible, but I have two Jennings that are particularly obstinate about welcoming their mechs back home. The handle wants to sit on the wrong side of the push bar, but let's look at that piece first.

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Re: Jennings Governor problems

Postby tomo55 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:42 pm

Thanks for the replies. I hope these pics help.
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Re: Jennings Governor problems

Postby coppinpr » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:57 am

no, dont recognise it , can we see a photo of that side of the machine,to see if anything is missing?

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Re: Jennings Governor problems

Postby badpenny » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:27 pm

It certainly looks like a machine part, formed from a single punched out shape and then folded in probably one swell foop!
Even the gauge of metal looks right.
However I don't recognise it or have any suggestions to make regarding its antecedents, other than to comment on its possible intention.
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A cam of some description entering in the direction of the red arrow would move the gubbins up in a circular motion around the pin traversing the hole. That would release the captured lever, which would drop. Resetting the cycle would merely require pressure being applied to the bottom of the captured lever.

We have engineers on board this forum, what do they reckon?
The only suggestion I can postulate is a trip for a side vendor? I only know Mills side vendor trips and they look nothing like this.

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Re: Jennings Governor problems

Postby tomo55 » Sat May 09, 2020 7:48 am

Thank you for the replies. I've included some pics of the mechanism as suggested.
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