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Re: Bradley shocker

Postby bryans fan » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:10 am

OUTSTANDING as always! !WORSHIPFULL!

I wish you lived near me!!

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Re: Bradley shocker

Postby ddstoys » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:09 am

Finally had time to look this up and WOW! Love your work mate - from a write off to a work of art. Top effort.

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Re: Bradley shocker

Postby arrgee » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:22 am

Absolute pure craftsmanship, well done Gameswat.

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Re: Bradley shocker

Postby gameswat » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:31 pm

Cheers for the compliments. Always rewarding to save another machine from the scrap heap. Picture of the finished mech wired up correctly. After testing I realised I'd forgotten to add in a switch to cut the current to the coil until you turn the handle ever so slightly, which saves battery life if players walk away. But really there was the problem of dropping the Penny, pushing in the button to start, then grabbing live handles! :zapa: !!HELLFIRE!!
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Re: Bradley shocker

Postby john t peterson » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:32 pm

Well then, let's get cracking, SlackerBoy. We have no room for sloppy workmanship. :didact:

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Re: Bradley shocker

Postby gameswat » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:44 pm

Finally I'm ahead of the game for once JP :HaHa: Wired up correctly in the last photo as original testing was weeks ago. Well down the road of other basket cases now JP. But a lot of bloody big potholes on this road I'll tell you!

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Re: Bradley shocker

Postby maestro66uk » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:00 pm

WOW!!!! I'm absolutely blown away with this restoration!
FANTASTIC!!

I love to see restoration jobs like this - going from absolute useless junk to a fully working new item again.

Keep up the good work, sir.

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Re: Bradley shocker

Postby gameswat » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:13 pm

OK, well I just discovered the only vintage image I've been able to find of this Bradley shock machine, small but good enough. Image is from the Fred Bailey book and is of the Chicago Automatics Supply Co booth at the London Trade Show in the 1950's. And thankfully I don't need to scrap the oak cabinet I made as it seems my educated guess was spot on. As shown in earlier posts the only other machine image I'd found before starting had a cabinet too goofy to help in any way.
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Look top row, far right for Bradley Shock.

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Re: Bradley shocker

Postby pennymachines » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:16 pm

That image is from the back of the Bollands Amusement Supply Catalogue I think - can't find my copy at the moment.

Great to have your restoration decision verified like that.

Some interesting games in that picture - I'd like to walk up to that trade stand and make some purchases.
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Bottom row, far left for Brenner Winaway

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Re: Bradley shocker

Postby pennymachines » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:16 pm

Gameswat wrote:OK, well I just discovered the only vintage image I've been able to find of this Bradley shock machine
Sweetmeats just emailed me this postcard. The colours are faded and it only shows a glimpse of the case. It looks like the whole cabinet, base included, was recessed behind the front casting. Is it called "Salectric"?
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