Somebody knows... Maybe you?
brianh
Posts: 134
Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:51 pm
Location: Portishead (UK)

Shield Catcher

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

Topic merged - Site Admin.

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? :!?!:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1920s-allwin ... 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.
s-l1600 (26).jpg

User avatar
coppinpr
Posts: 4018
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:01 pm
Location: Lewes, East Sussex
Contact:

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?

jimmycowman
Posts: 646
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:05 pm
Location: staffordshire

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!!

brianh
Posts: 134
Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:51 pm
Location: Portishead (UK)

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

safetyman1005
Posts: 43
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:07 pm
Location: Neath
Contact:

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.

catcher.jpg
catcher.jpg (65.98 KiB) Viewed 2407 times
It still needs a little fettling.

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

Brian T

User avatar
treefrog
Posts: 3660
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Suffolk

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!!
7BF06658-13BE-4DE1-9322-C2B8D9CCD3A5.jpeg
8876E32B-6575-4313-8E2D-A41DA09BE988.jpeg
A4171300-25FD-491C-940E-C703C67B808E.jpeg
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-coin ... SwEy1d87cp

User avatar
gameswat
Posts: 1848
Joined: Sat May 30, 2009 5:17 am
Location: perth, australia

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:


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], geofflove and 9 guests