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Drunk in the cellar

Postby pottsy » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:07 am

Hello. I am new here so if this is in the wrong place forgive me. I have always as long as I can rember wanted a working model. Can I ask, what are the chances of buying one from a collector? Do they come up for sale often and what kind of price would I be expected to pay? Seeing one of these machines at the end of a pier while on holiday is probably the only nice childhood memory I have. Would love to see one. Thanks.

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Re: Drunk in the cellar

Postby grabber » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:02 pm

Working models get harder to find every year.
I have been collecting for some time and I don't own one, but if you only want one machine in total you will probably get one.

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Re: Drunk in the cellar

Postby pottsy » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:20 am

Thanks for the reply. I'll keep looking. Good luck.

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Bollands Drunkards Dream

Postby pottsy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:29 pm

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Just bought this Bollands Drunkards Dream. Had to buy it unseen as I only discovered it at auction an hour before it was due to start.
I only have pretty bad photo's at the moment. Has anyone got any idea of a fairly accurate date for this one? I see there are quite a few variations. I've been looking for this one for about 7 years. As much as I would like to keep it I will probably end up selling it.
The motor is apparently 110v. Is that what it originally should have been? The last one I saw was when I was a kid, may have been Brighton pier. Too long ago.
Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Bollands Drunkards Dream

Postby mr merrivale » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:51 pm

Please could you contact me re future of the Bollands model.

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Re: Bollands Drunkards Dream

Postby pottsy » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:16 am

Hello
Yes I will. It is in France. I have to get it collected soon. Once I have it here, I can photograph it properly inside and out. It looks like a good one.
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Len

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Re: Bollands Drunkards Dream

Postby moonriver » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:40 pm

I'd say you got the bargain of the year at 1,500 euros.

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Re: Bollands Drunkards Dream

Postby brigham » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:47 pm

Now you only have to find the right crane mechanism...

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Re: Bollands Drunkards Dream

Postby pottsy » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:53 pm

It would have been. After commission and taxes it's a bit painful.
And trying to get it picked up is a nightmare.
Not sure what you mean "find the right crane mechanism".

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Re: Bollands Drunkards Dream

Postby badpenny » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:27 pm

Brigham is assuming you want to restore it. So is wishing you good luck in finding the crane mechanism that it would have originally sported before it was converted into a working model.

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