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Rare Diana shooter on eBay

Postby jingle » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:28 am

This is on eBay and it's mine
Am not trying to to sell it here mods
It will sell on there,,but what am after is
The last one that sold was in the Coventry auction 2010
Think it may have been Harold's R I P ,,is the buyer of this
On here as I need a picture or info on the inside
As there is no key with mine and it's locked

I am considering pulling the back off
But wanted to know if any off the mechanism
Was connected to the back,don't want to damage it,,
Or anyone got a picture of the inside from the auction
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Re: Rare Diana shooter on eBay

Postby pennymachines » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:56 pm

Not the one from the auction, but I have a couple of these and can confirm that nothing is attached to the back board.
They're amazingly complicated for a simple target game that scores but doesn't pay out. Having spent many hours tracing faults and replacing burnt out components, I would say these are not for the faint-hearted. I've yet to get either of them working properly but hopefully one day... That's not to say I wouldn't bid on another one. !?!


Re: Rare Diana shooter on eBay

Postby jingle » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:39 pm

Thanks dave
Will get on it now and
Pull back off
Then post a picture on the auction

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Re: Rare Diana shooter on eBay

Postby badpenny » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:52 pm

I'm sure we've had a total of three go through Coventry, two next to each other the first time.

I think they're superb, but like Mr P says tricky little devils to keep happy.

I'll have one some day, who knows maybe soon?



Re: Rare Diana shooter on eBay

Postby jingle » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:04 pm

Yep all looks there
Same as yours dave
This is old penny

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Re: Rare Diana shooter on eBay

Postby paulbohlmann » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:28 pm


just an additional comment....

the Diana was build by
IMO - AUTOMATEN FABRIK in the year 1957
The interesting point here is that this company was owned by Helmuth Jentsch, who was
the Son of the legendary Max Jentzsch from Jentzsch und Meerz.
attached a copy from an original ad, and a link to a very usefull docu (german)

http://www.t2balli.de/index.php/kurz-vo ... zsch-diana

cheers Marco
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from "Automatenmarkt" Nr.11 1957

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Re: Rare Diana shooter on eBay

Postby wembleylion » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:15 pm

Wow! That’s an interesting looking machine.
I managed to translate the Jentzsc Diana paper (above) with 'Translate with Live Search'. It makes very interesting reading and there is a good video of it working.


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Re: Rare Diana shooter on eBay

Postby JC » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:36 pm

Great link, Marco - fantastic video, with brilliant backing track. Turn it up LOUD!


Re: Rare Diana shooter on eBay

Postby jingle » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:43 pm

Never seen one working
But loved the video from Germany :cool:

Worthy of a place in my collection
Sale is now cancelled !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Rare Diana shooter on eBay

Postby arrgee » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:32 pm

Very interesting Marco and great video. So I wonder whether Mr Jentzsch senior of Jentzsch und Meerz had an input on the original running hare machine? and whether the Diana was an electro reincarnation inspired by the original running hare.
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