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Re: Jentzsch & Meerz Simplex catcher

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:20 pm
by safetyman1005
jimmycowman wrote:well done on that resto job !!CHEERS!! I look forward to seeing the end result on your latest project..... its been sent today all the best !!THUMBSX2!! !!THUMBSX2!!
Hi Jimmy
I thought you would like to see the end result.
I also made some packets of 5 cigarettes as prizes.

Re: Jentzsch & Meerz Simplex catcher

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:00 pm
by treefrog
That is awesome... I was even fooled by the cigarette slide packs (for some reason the vending packs of 5 cigarettes were called slide packs, I guess because they slide out of the vending devices) - they look original. I have taken two years to find two packs of original 5 pack Woodbine for my machine.

I can now see in answer to my question earlier about one of the knobs missing that these machines seem to come in two versions, yours being with two actuators and mine with three. Your version has a more complex mechanism to release the ball and payout, which required two operations on mine. I guess the two knob version came later to improve the machine and use of hands....

Well done! !!THUMBSX2!!

Re: Jentzsch & Meerz Simplex catcher

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:39 pm
by jimmycowman
Wow !!THUMBSX2!! that looks spot on... Dare you say how many hours involved? !PUZZLED! ...That's given me the incentive to get some projects done. Well done! **xXx** Another machine saved. I like all that you've done to it... Again .... wow ...... !THUMBS! I'm well impressed.

Re: Jentzsch & Meerz Simplex catcher

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:15 am
by arrgee
An absolutely brilliant job, safetyman1005. **xXx**
In this high tech IT world, there is still a lot of skill left out there - well done.

Re: Jentzsch & Meerz Simplex catcher

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:08 pm
by bryans fan
I can only agree with all the comments posted so far. I think you have done an excellent job. Many of us on here would, I`m sure, have been daunted by such a task! You obviously have a wide range of skills which you have put to good use in saving another machine from the scrap heap. Well done indeed! **xXx** CoNgRaTs !WORSHIPFULL!

Re: Jentzsch & Meerz Simplex catcher

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:40 pm
by gameswat
Safety - killer job! And thanks for showing me up at how slow and tedious I am at my own restorations!? dirtdog I need to focus on just one project more often and see it through to completion. !!IDEA!!
Cheers.

Re: Jentzsch & Meerz Simplex catcher

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:26 am
by john t peterson
Gameswat,

Your restorations are beyond compare. Your modest claims are refuted by your accomplishments. Don't change a thing, my friend.

J Peterson
First American Admirer !WORSHIPFULL!

Shield catcher pins

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 10:53 pm
by widget2k4
Topic merged - Site Admin.

I was just wondering if anyone had one of these that could share a close up of their pins so I can determine where mine are supposed to be, as they clearly look like they have been tampered with in the past.
I have found a few pics on google but none that looks like this one in the way they are laid out.
Also, what would the original backflash be on a machine like this, as l think this one may be a replacement?

Re: shield catcher pins

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 2:24 am
by gameswat
Would help to see the whole machine as to what model it actually is, but unless very late version post WW2 will probably be the same as a Clown with green cloth. As for pin placement, the original holes will be under the plastic if the backboard wasn't replaced.

Re: shield catcher pins

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 6:48 am
by widget2k4
I didn't really want to take the backflash off unless it was really necessary. It's the one from Carter's auction. All the catchers I have looked at are different a layout.
http://www.elephanthouseauctions.com/de ... &lot=14927