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geofflove
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DuoMat questions

Postby geofflove » Wed May 20, 2020 3:21 pm

So I’ve just taken ownership of a duomat. The glass is in good nick overall apart from missing win cards etc. The mechanism looks like it needs a good clean.

Looking at the back there is a linkage missing from the handle part up to the middle of the machine. Highly unlikely anyone will have one spare so guess I’ll have to make one out of something.... any handy suggestions? Looking at other pics the original was made with a rod of about 3mm diameter and was a dog leg shape. I wondered about some fencing wire but will need to make the ends up of something to fit the handle. I’m also unsure if there is a bit missing from top of the handle unit as in middle pic. There’s a rod with a hole in the end. Should something be in there?

If I push the linkage up the clockwork mechanism in it runs and the top wheel turns a little but the bottom does not. I clearly need to get it out the case and get the dust blown off it first but anyone know of any things to look for or watch out to avoid?

Finally I don’t know what coin it’s running on. The payouts are in pfennigs to I tried a 10pf I had but it drops straight through the reject slot. Any clues as to what it might be? Clearly needs to be a bit thicker.
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Re: DuoMat questions

Postby geofflove » Wed May 20, 2020 3:36 pm

That was quick! Excellent. Thanks, didn’t realise the end parts would be generic. I’ll check the measurements and get ordering!

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Re: DuoMat questions

Postby badpenny » Wed May 20, 2020 8:47 pm

I'm sure there will be a lot of posts on here about this machine, try a SEARCH (top right hand corner) and have a Butchers' .....

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Re: DuoMat questions

Postby geofflove » Thu May 21, 2020 9:11 am

Thanks BP. I did take a search and found a couple of pics. I've now ordered some rod ends and threaded rod (actually 5mm not 3). I think the whole mechanism is gummed up to. Nothing turns very freely. Although it doesn't look likes its been heavilly greased or anything I suspect what is there on axles etc has hardened. I think I'll need to do a partial strip, clean and oil. My only concern not getting it back together again after - there are quite a few bits! Lots of pics needed as a dismantle I guess!

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Re: DuoMat questions

Postby badpenny » Thu May 21, 2020 11:29 am

It's the only reason phones today have cameras, for us lot.
I think every one I've ever come across has been gummed up.

Concentrate on linkages that are held in place by a circlip, undo them remove the pivot and clean thoroughly.

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Re: DuoMat questions

Postby geofflove » Thu May 21, 2020 5:08 pm

Ok - thanks for the tip.


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