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Reproducing Cabinets

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:31 pm
by geordy55
Hi everyone, probably been asked before but does anyone know where I can get cabinets reproduced ? I'm talking mainly bandits and not allwins.

Re: Reproducing Cabinets

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:01 pm
by badpenny
The Derby sales day on Sunday 11th August will have Mills NOS cabinets, otherwise no.

BP :!?!:

Re: Reproducing Cabinets

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:44 pm
by treefrog
Always thought about this one as I do not have the tools or skills to make my own and have bought a number of Bertie Berten ones from the states for Mills Hi Tops, still have a few....problem is after shipping here, very expensive (I note that Bertens site Mrslots1 is down, wonder if they have stopped trading).

Suspect answer would be to get a cabinet maker to produce some if you had a template, again all down to cost. I paid £50 each for 3 oak Hi Top versions, but bought from people in U.K. who took the hit on the cost from the states.

Re: Reproducing Cabinets

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:55 pm
by widget2k4
Would probably cost that just to buy the oak now Tom, it’s very expensive. When I make mine it costs a fortune.

Re: Reproducing Cabinets

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:16 am
by moonriver
Old brown furniture made of solid oak is out of fashion and cheap, rather than buying new timber.

Re: Reproducing Cabinets

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:58 pm
by treefrog
I have no problem getting oak, more an issue making.....

Back to original question, what cabinet you looking for !PUZZLED!

Re: Reproducing Cabinets

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:13 pm
by geordy55
Could do with a Jennings governor tic tac toe and also a new base for a Groetchen Columbia.

I had a reply from MrSlot and he is all out of oak cases.

Re: Reproducing Cabinets

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:28 am
by badpenny
So how do these "Reproducing Cabinets" work then?
Can I buy one or are they against the will of god?

Re: Reproducing Cabinets

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:58 pm
by geordy55
Well you get a mummy cabinet and a daddy cabinet and put them together and let nature take over.

Re: Reproducing Cabinets

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:57 pm
by treefrog
Was your contact with Berten recently as their website is still down and not due to registration....

Funny, I sold an oak Jennings cabinet recently to a fellow member. Am sure there have been a few originals on eBay recently, probably overpriced though.