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Re: two man football mechanism, any info?

Postby sweetmeats » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:41 am

Thanks Bob for posting the patent - saves me searching for my copy. I have seen two machines in similar cases to patent, also Nick Costa had one he recased in a cast iron new casting. The empty case was sold in the Costa sale at Christies and went to the USA. I am in contact with the person who bought it and if he still has it will ask him to contact the owner of the mech. It would be nice to see them paired up. Surely if this site is about anything it is to help each other.

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Re: Metthewson Two Player Football Machine (Mech only) circa 1898

Postby badpenny » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:24 pm

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

If ever proof were needed that they're still waiting to be found out there .......

Matthewson Two Player Football Machine (Mech only) circa 1898

Having been previously discussed on here (Aug 17), it has now come to the open market on The Penny Arcade website as a service to the hobby. No commission will be charged to either vendor or buyer.

Details are HERE

Metthewson/Matthewson? You know what I mean.

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Re: Matthewson (Automatic Sports Co.) games

Postby dutchboy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:35 pm

Well done gentlemen👌

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Re: Matthewson (Automatic Sports Co.) games

Postby dutchboy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:37 pm

Owww, i don’t know why it become this size :!?!:

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Re: Matthewson (Automatic Sports Co.) games

Postby sweetmeats » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:38 pm

If interested I have available a spare front door for sale for the football mech being auctioned.Can also help with the case dimensions and photos, contact me after the sale if I can help.
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Re: Matthewson (Automatic Sports Co.) games

Postby badpenny » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:43 pm

Now that could be useful, well done.

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Re: Matthewson (Automatic Sports Co.) games

Postby gameswat » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:18 pm

Since we're sharing Mathewson parts.......recently stumbled onto this Cricket Match pavilion casting with sign in Aust. Took me awhile to find just one serial number stamped into the outer shell, no others anywhere else stangely? Very rusted but appears to be #2125 ? The pediment casting originally of a coat of arms, then later a pair of players has been removed and replaced with a wooden triangle. I imagine this was deliberately done to customize the machine for some local club or ground in Aust, as there are three small nail holes in the wood showing something diamond shaped was once there. The enamel sign has had the Automatic Sports name rubbed off the bottom edge but is still just readable.
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Re: Matthewson (Automatic Sports Co.) games

Postby bryans fan » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:16 pm

Wow! What a great find. What are your plans?

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Re: Matthewson (Automatic Sports Co.) games

Postby gameswat » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:20 am

Best use for the castings I've come up with thus far is to make a pretty damn cool letterbox! :shock:

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Re: Matthewson (Automatic Sports Co.) games

Postby john t peterson » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:43 pm

May I suggest constructing a lower box for the top and using as a chicken coop? :burp:

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