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Shield Catcher

Postby brianh » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:42 pm

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Hi guys - silly question time again but in your opinions and ignoring the price for the moment, would you think this item looks worth restoring? :!?!: ... SwlzVa10u2

Had a few Allwins but never experienced a shield catcher or similar (like clown catcher?) up close so no idea if workings are fairly straightforward. Apart from worm the rest looks mainly just dirt and may well come up nice with a bit of work but would appreciate any advice on this. Thanks.
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Re: Jentzsch & Meerz Simplex catcher

Postby coppinpr » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:32 am

Please excuse being off topic, I was re reading this post from the start and this quote from BP in 2012 caught my eye:
gawd 'elp us all if an American of superior ability ever gets elected President
We are still safe then. :lol:

Ss far as the machine goes, I think it's well worth reading through the post from the start. I know nothing about this sort of machine but reading what those who do said 6 years ago would make me at least consider it. The price is, perhaps, a little high and am I right in thinking parts are missing?

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Re: Jentzsch & Meerz Simplex catcher

Postby jimmycowman » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:24 am

Reading the description it is working. Some of these paid out in tokens. This one doesn't - it's pennies, which is good. Clown catchers used to be a £1000. So it isn't too far off. If I hadn't got one I'd be interested. !!CHEERS!!

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Re: Jentzsch & Meerz Simplex catcher

Postby brianh » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:49 am

Thanks for your help - probably worth a punt then - seller has left his phone number on another item so may just give him a call ref how "temperamental" it is (i.e. anything missing?) and see if price negotiable |/XX\|
Thanks again

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Re: Jentzsch & Meerz Simplex catcher

Postby safetyman1005 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:26 am

Hi Brian

If you're interested I've got a catcher that may interest you.

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It still needs a little fettling.

I'm just outside Swansea, PM me if interested.

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Re: Jentzsch & Meerz Simplex catcher

Postby treefrog » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:04 pm

Another restoration project someone has done on a very rough version that sold twice at the Elephant. It had seriously bad woodworm in the rear panel, second owner seems to have made a reasonable job. When I first saw it on eBay I thought it was a new cabinet, but is the original. If it were me I would use slotted screws rather than philips, just one of those personal things I have on this type of details.....still it has a new life !!THUMBSX2!!
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Re: Jentzsch & Meerz Simplex catcher

Postby gameswat » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:28 pm

Yikes - sometimes it's not good to see full nakedness! Better with the paint on. Someone sure got excited with the sander and ruined it. :burp:

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