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Re: Mini Falls, Penny Falls

Postby riche100 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:30 am

Wow and glad you have. I have a surprise for you in a few hours :) regarding Mini Falls..... he, he, tease ................

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Re: Mini Falls, Penny Falls

Postby pennymachines » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:57 am

Could we be talking about this one? Sold for $220 in New Zealand on 28th March !PUZZLED!
Antique Cromptons Mini Falls Coin Pusher
This was originally made in the UK by the leading arcade machine company Cromptons who are still in operation today!
This was one of the early machines and was a non production line that would suggest they were made as a prototype but never carried forward into production it was built around the mid 1970s and I have been in touch with both the Cromptons company and an avid collector and follower who is currently writing a book about coin pushers who have valued this machine at anything from a minimum of 300 (UK pound sterling) upward.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/antiques-colle ... 755052.htm
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Crompton Mini Falls
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Crompton Mini Falls close-up
It looks almost like a copy of the aforementioned Jezzard Mini Cascade (also Mini Falls), being a similarly scaled countertop game on a stand.
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Jezzard Mini Cascade

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Re: Mini Falls, Penny Falls

Postby riche100 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:28 am

We could indeed - here is mine :) I picked it up last night :)
Need a motor - any ideas?

The motor in it does work but then stops... You push on the side of the motor and it works happy, take side pressure off the motor and it stops again?

Any ideas? Mine's marked Cromptons and has a vin plate :)
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Re: Mini Falls, Penny Falls

Postby slotalot » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:00 pm

What type of motor is it? Do you have a photo? !!PHOTO!!

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Re: Mini Falls, Penny Falls

Postby riche100 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:34 pm

I've stripped the motor down and re-greased. It seems to be a lot better now.

Hopefully, here is a pic of the motor.

I did have better ones, but deleted them - sorry.
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Re: Mini Falls, Penny Falls

Postby riche100 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:38 pm

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the motor
It's a keeper :)
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Re: Mini Falls, Penny Falls

Postby badpenny » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:00 pm

Good old Parvalux, the mainstay of many a good electrical piece of gubbins.

They power many a Doner Kebab machine and are bloody expensive if you need to replace, check eBay.

Should you ever need to replace, ensure you go for the same Voltage AC or DC and RPM, as they do just about every combination you can think of to cater for the world. And above all, make sure you get constant or continuous rating.

We have seen them at the Coventry Auction and they usually go for about £90.

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Re: Mini Falls, Penny Falls

Postby riche100 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:59 pm

badpenny wrote:We have seen them at the Coventry Auction and they usually go for about £90.
The machine or the Parvo gearbox?
I may have paid over the odds, but I love the machine.

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Re: Mini Falls, Penny Falls

Postby slotalot » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:29 pm

riche100 wrote:I've stripped the motor down and re-greased. It seems to be a lot better now.
I was going to say strip the gearbox and see what condition the worm wheel is in. When they get worn, they can tend to jam up, but too late, as it would seem you have got the job sorted !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Mini Falls, Penny Falls

Postby badpenny » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:47 pm

riche100 wrote:
badpenny wrote:We have seen them at the Coventry Auction and they usually go for about £90.
The machine or the Parvo gearbox?
I may have paid over the odds, but I love the machine.
I was talking about Parvalux motors with gearboxes, usually taking the drive through ninety degrees.

Table top pushers at Coventry can be checked through Auction Results in the Arena but, off the top of my head, they often go for £300 plus.

As for paying over the odds, many of us on here don't consider that an issue when talking about our favourite machines.

Well done in getting it running. :cool:


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