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French corner claw

Postby gameswat » Fri May 31, 2013 11:58 am

Now I'd happily trade 5 of those damn ugly Bryans All Square lighthouse cranes for just one of these!! Never seen this corner model before - has anybody else?? http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930s-Curved-Di ... _720wt_917
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Re: French corner claw

Postby treefrog » Fri May 31, 2013 12:11 pm

Gameswat wrote:Now I'd happily trade 5 of those damn ugly Bryans All Square lighthouse cranes for just one of these!!
You would need to for the money they are asking.... Certainly novel as a corner unit, although I am less keen on the 20/30's frieze wood work at the top, very reminiscent on the less fashionable furniture these days, probably why the industrial George Orwellian style of the Bryans crane appeals to me......

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Re: French corner claw

Postby gameswat » Fri May 31, 2013 12:58 pm

Just imagine four of these things together..........

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Re: French corner claw

Postby treefrog » Fri May 31, 2013 2:58 pm

Gameswat wrote:Just imagine four of these things together..........
Yes a nice circular 4 play machine.....

Of course a corner machine makes a whole amount of sense as corners are always best for machines and this would present very well to the customer, also must be a big plus for a collector in their homes. Not sure I can think of other corner machines, I know there were free standing 3 sided units, but assume there must have been others...

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Re: French corner claw

Postby john t peterson » Fri May 31, 2013 5:16 pm

Would I have to wear my try-corner colonial hat when playing this claw? And if I did, would I then have to join the Tea Party?

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Re: French corner claw

Postby pennymachines » Fri May 31, 2013 5:39 pm

Gameswat wrote:Never seen this corner model before - has anybody else??
I haven't. I like it a lot. Nice chequerboard veneers on the front.
treefrog wrote:...I am less keen on the 20/30s frieze wood work at the top, very reminiscent on the less fashionable furniture these days, probably why the industrial George Orwellian style of the Bryans crane appeals to me......
You can have both apparently...
p1010140.JPG
http://www.blikspeelgoed.nl
The carved wood shoulders are a Bonzini & Sopransi hallmark.
Gameswat wrote:Just imagine four of these things together..........
You don't have to, thanks to the angle of the mirrors...
SBcornerCrane.JPG

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Re: French corner claw

Postby gameswat » Fri May 31, 2013 6:53 pm

pennymachines wrote:You don't have to, thanks to the angle of the mirrors...
Yes indeed! That's what made me think of it. Hopefully Penguin can enlighten us. Damn those corner hatted Yanks with their never ending supply of Euro/Pom treasure!@#$%^&. Evil eyed look at JbloodyP. !!RANT!!

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Re: French corner claw

Postby john t peterson » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:21 am

Ah GamesBoy, you pay me honor I do not deserve. I'm just a humble small-peanut collector with a rag-tag stable of broken down nags. Now if I had YOUR mechanical talent, I would have something to sing about, like a working AUTO TALKIE and some other goodies. But alas, I don't. So I'm relegated to waiting and watching for Australian rescue.

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Re: Bonzini & Sopransi corner claw

Postby gameswat » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:17 pm

PM - if this is Bonzini and Sopransi then why does the front casting have what appears to be intertwined cast letters of BG? And that front casting doesn't match like most of the others either. Plus the boom and mast castings don't match either of my BS cranes? Maybe it was once Bonzini and Gaston?? Or possibly the cases all made by the same cabinet company?

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Re: Bonzini & Sopransi corner claw

Postby pennymachines » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:26 pm

I took it to be a squashed B&S logo, but I see what you mean. It does look more like a B imposed over a G (or vice versa). Certainly, stylistic similarities and similar logo don't prove a common origin.
I've put it beside two bona fide Bonzini & Sopransi logos for comparison.
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I think "La Vraie de Vraie" means something like "the genuine article" or "the real deal".

I've not heard of Bonzini and Gaston. !PUZZLED!
Nor did I know Bonzini & Sopransi copied the Exhibit Supply Rotary Merchandiser. It's so similar, I wonder if it was made under licence.



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