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Re: What Butler Saw - Can you identify please

Postby treefrog » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:56 am

Looks like an Oliver Whales viewer to me, with replacement topflash....

See link below on more info, seen a few of these come up at auction for £600+.....already seen this at the auction.

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Re: What Butler Saw - Can you identify please

Postby slotalot » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:11 pm

I'm with treefrog on this one, it does look like an OW to me :D
This is the inside view of an OW viewer,
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Re: What Butler Saw - Can you identify please

Postby jonesthegarage » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:19 pm

This is the link to auctioneer's catalogue page (auction date 13th and 14th November):
http://www.gerrardsauctionrooms.com/Bid ... otRef=1083

And you can use your zoom for a closer view but my money is on the top being a new and very poor replacement and if the front flash is anything to go by, any restoration or replacement to the interior is likely to be poor too.

It is local to me but I've not bothered going to the viewing as beyond the bottom case it looks like something someone knocked up a shed. It's in the eye of the beholder of course so I am ready to be shocked/horrified.

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Re: What Butler Saw - Can you identify please

Postby slotalot » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:09 pm

Nice bit of detective work Mr Blackpool, and that will be why "brook222" can't show us what it looks like inside :!?!:
Which is a bit of a shame......... :oops:

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Re: Oliver Whales viewer

Postby cheeky » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:05 pm

treefrog wrote:Topic merged - site admin.
Anyone see the Oliver Whales viewer at auction last week? ... How common are these machines?
Hi treefrog,

I've seen a dozen or so since I began collecting machines about 30 years ago so not uncommon and prices in the '90s I seem to remember were around the £400 mark. If I remember correctly, a fraction more than a good Oliver Whales allwin. My how prices have risen! !OMFG!

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Re: Oliver Whales floor-standing & counter-top 3D stereoview

Postby pennymachines » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:34 pm

This Stereoviewer, earlier than the Whales machines, and clockwork, only made £190 at the Elephant House recently.
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Re: Oliver Whales floor-standing & counter-top 3D stereoview

Postby cheeky » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:58 pm

It's all most peculiar. !PUZZLED!

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Re: Oliver Whales floor-standing & counter-top 3D stereoview

Postby treefrog » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:13 pm

Cheeky, think you are mixing up a thread that has been merged a few times.....one of the issues, people think it is a single thread.

The recent machine at auction on ebay made £230. Maybe the insides were missing. I also note one sold at Coventry auction a few years ago for similar money, so big variance in pricing... I like them, but would prefer a Mutoscope....

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Whales stereo viewer coin mech advice

Postby atticbrowser » Sun May 05, 2019 11:15 am

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After the interesting discussion we had a few months ago about coin-op stereo viewers I’ve been prompted to get my coin op viewers out of the various cupboards and guest bedrooms where they have been languishing. I’ve resolved to get at least a couple of them tidied up and working properly. I’ve started with this Whales viewer which I suspect will be well known in this community. Good news is the motor and light are working. A previous owner had installed a new motor and grounded the electrics. What isn’t working is the coin operation. The levers that seem implicated in switching the motor and light on and off are complete but out of order. There is a spring hanging loose and I can’t see where to attach it. There is a horizontal lever that looks as if it should be moved by the impact of a falling penny but I can’t work out where it should be positioned. I’d greatly value any advice or some photos of a working mechanism I can look at. Although this is the Whales machine I wonder, from a couple of brief pictures I’ve see if the mech inside a Peerless viewer is very similar. Thank you as always for any help.


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Re: Whales stereo viewer coin mech advice

Postby bryans fan » Sun May 12, 2019 7:59 am

Hi
I sent you a PM on the 5th May. I don't think you have seen it, as it's still in my outbox.


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