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Re: Snakes alive!

Postby arrgee » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:06 am

Ah Mr Peterson Sir, good to hear from you again.

Interesting how things come full circle. When I was a child snakes and ladders was an innocent game, when I was a teenager a snake was your best mate who created a ladder in your girlfriend's stockings, as an adult a snake can become a venomous and treacherous person and a ladder is a mere ascending implement that your wife sends you up to clean out the gutters or wash the windows or paint the fascia and if you survive into the 'mature years' snakes and ladders is just a game again.
..........................funny old world.

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Re: Snakes alive!

Postby treefrog » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:45 am

Looks old and an add on over the original text.....see thread below with a variety of add ons and marques used on these.

Threads merged above - site admin.

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Re: Bradley Challenger and variants

Postby john t peterson » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:02 pm

Well said Arrgee, the Circle of Life, complete with snakes and a ladder to climb away from them!

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Re: Bradley Challenger and variants

Postby pennymachines » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:02 pm

Arrgee, you're a poet and a philosopher!

So we have a Challenger, Zig-Zag, Shooting Star and Snakes & Ladders.
I've never seen one before, but this version, with its screwed-on name plaque, is in the Amusement Equipment Co. Ltd. catalogue.
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Re: Bradley Challenger and variants

Postby john t peterson » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:17 pm

Mr. PM; have I mentioned lately how amazing you (and your resources) are? Most amazing, indeed. :***

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Re: Bradley Challenger and variants

Postby arrgee » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:30 pm

pennymachines wrote:Arrgee, you're a poet and a philosopher!
Well Mr PM, I have been given quite a few epithets in my time and some of them quite disagreeable,
but never a poet !!COFFEE!! or philospher :didact:

I'll just settle for a 'slotty' !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Bradley Challenger and variants

Postby bamsefar1 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:40 pm

I got my hands on a good condition early Challenger recently.
It lacks the upper locks. So I wonder if any of you have these for sale; or know what type / where to buy this?

Thanks for any help :tarah:

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Re: Bradley Challenger and variants

Postby treefrog » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:33 am

I have found the long neck locker type locks fit. I will need to check the actual length in the morning, but similar to the below on ebay... I believe Union, L&F and Yale did these. The only issue is the screws mount wings will need a slight trim on one side, as they sit very close to the edge of the wood. Not sure where you would get an original type, but these at the right length sit nice and flush.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-8-Zinc-Plat ... 6fe&_uhb=1
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Re: Bradley Challenger and variants

Postby bamsefar1 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:19 pm

What a great feedback. Thanks !WORSHIPFULL!

If you do check it tomorrow and confirm the length is fine, I will order that lock ASAP.

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Re: Bradley Challenger and variants

Postby treefrog » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:59 am

Just checked and 7/8" inch is correct and sits almost flush to the front. I can only assume the originals would have had no wings/tabs and the screws would go through the lock, which I suspect could be achieved or cut off one side and rely on the single screw.


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