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Re: 1933 Nervograph & Drivatest

Postby bryans fan » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:14 am

I agree with Moonriver, something interesting at last!

Sadly I cannot help as I`ve never even seen anything like this before. I am glad that they are in safe hands, and will be returned to fully functioning. Please keep us informed as to the progress. I know it must be tricky if you ask for help!!
Can`t wait!

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Re: 1933 Nervograph & Drivatest

Postby bryans fan » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:25 am

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I Can`t help feeling I`ve seen something similar before........


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But I am a bit biased!! :lol:

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Re: 1933 Nervograph & Drivatest

Postby special when lit » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:39 pm

What a cool machine!

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Re: 1933 Nervograph & Drivatest

Postby moonriver » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:23 pm

I love the top pediment with the car.

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Re: 1933 Nervograph & Drivatest

Postby gameswat » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:23 am

daveslot wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:20 pm
I used to have one of these very interesting machines.
The only one I've heard about in the UK was owned by Clive Baker, is it the same one?
daveslot wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:20 pm
think I have still got a reel for it.
By reel I assume you do mean the paper roll?! I asked but really didn't believe that anybody would have one just laying around! Did your machine contain all the same tracks as mine, or were there variations? ?

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Re: 1933 Nervograph & Drivatest

Postby daveslot » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:12 pm

gameswat wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:23 am
By reel I assume you do mean the paper roll?! I asked but really didn't believe that anybody would have one just laying around! Did your machine contain all the same tracks as mine, or were there variations? ?
I later bought two rolls from an arcade storeroom in Southend, gave one to Clive, kept the other.
Same 5 tracks as yours.

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Re: 1933 Nervograph & Drivatest

Postby gameswat » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:24 pm

Just came across this description of the Drivatest being shown at the April 1935 London Coin Machine Show, on the stand of The Amusement Equipment Company of Wembley. https://aa.arcade-museum.com/Automatic- ... 04-085.pdf

And this used Drivatest paper showing somebody who could not keep between the lines! This was obviously drawn with a biro, which my machine has been upgraded to. But the description of the original Nervograph in Automatic Age says the glass pen returns to an inkwell at the end of play. Possibly glass so it's easier to see the paper? Something else to research. My machine does have a small storage box built inside that is ink stained so obviously to hold spare ink.
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Re: 1933 Nervograph & Drivatest

Postby gameswat » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:47 pm

Result! Been six years since I had a good look at this machine and just now went through some junk in the cashbox I'd found laying inside. I'd always thought there were two small brass gears coated in old grease......except after cleaning they weren't. I have two glass dip pen nibs mounted into screw thread brass holders, both chipped, plus the original broken bakelite pen holder! Just looked and I can replace the glass nibs cheap enough if i want to go that route. But unless the game was being played a lot I imagine that ink drying up would become an issue? Maybe the pen seals up quite well into the original inkwell? Strangely for a machine with so much invested into it I can't come up with any Patents? And John Brenner wasn't shy about doing that with lesser machines.
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