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Re: The Most Impressive Bryans Collection to be offered ever

Postby JC » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:05 am

And here are some more - sorry for the delay........
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Bryans Tick Tock and Hidden Treasure.jpg
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Bryans Fruit Bowl and Bullion.jpg
Bryans Twelve Win and Six Win Clocks.jpg
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Re: The Most Impressive Bryans Collection to be offered ever

Postby badpenny » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:05 pm

I do get confused so easily these days.

I understood the front of Bryans Rockets were made from one piece of wood as can be seen in the photo of the one appearing at our auction in Coventry.
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However I then saw another one being offered described as first made in 1936.
Look at the joins in the front, and grain of the wood, bright colours etc. :o
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The fact that castings for these were on eBay a year ago and repro art work available a couple of years back are the only things I remember about these machines of late. Like I said I do get confused easily. SkEpTiCaL
Perhaps 1936 means just gone half seven at night eh? !!IDEA!!

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Re: The Most Impressive Bryans Collection to be offered ever

Postby treefrog » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:14 pm

Interesting BP....I had observed the same myself as of all the Bryans machines, the Rockets appeals most to me, mainly for the theme. Having said all that I would not pay the silly money people would expect to get for one.

I checked these against the two machines on Melvin's site and all the machines have vertical grain on the door apart from the EH one. Also looks very new and the backflash looks faded and like it has creases......who knows....I actually prefer the look of the EH machine....maybe you could get the vendor of the Coventry machine to get a piccie of the mechanism to ensure they are making a wise desision at the EH if investing

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Re: The Most Impressive Bryans Collection to be offered ever

Postby coin-op » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:19 pm

badpenny wrote: I understood the front of Bryans Rockets were made from one piece of wood
I believe the doors were oak veneer over plywood; though whether ALL were, I can't say. Hence, Rocket doors appear of solid Oak construction (with the grains running vertically). It may be the fresh looking Rockets has merely lost its veneer face. As to the casting some time ago on ebay, this was merely the inner main casting, none of the exterior parts were included. Bearing in mind the fiasco which exists with repro Ripplers, I feel most pure collectors wouldn't wish to see a counterfeit Rockets appearing. Whilst on the subject of old and new, I have my suspicions as to the originality of the Rippler in the EH auction.

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Re: The Most Impressive Bryans Collection to be offered ever

Postby jingle » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:39 pm

treefrog wrote:Interesting BP....I had observed the same myself as of all the Bryans machines, the Rockets appeals most to me, mainly for the theme. Having said all that I would not pay the silly money people would expect to get for one.

I checked these against the two machines on Melvin's site and all the machines have vertical grain on the door apart from the EH one. Also looks very new and the backflash looks faded and like it has creases......who knows....I actually prefer the look of the EH machine....maybe you could get the vendor of the Coventry machine to get a piccie of the mechanism to ensure they are making a wise desision at the EH if investing
I guess if you look at the bottom of the case
On both
This gives you the answer :woops:

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Re: The Most Impressive Bryans Collection to be offered ever

Postby badpenny » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:30 pm

jingle wrote:
I guess if you look at the bottom of the case
On both
This gives you the answer :woops:
Wow, quite different aren't they?

Who else has a Rockets we can compare against?

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Re: The Most Impressive Bryans Collection to be offered ever

Postby jingle » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:34 am

You already have one to compare to
On the bryans site
The old one ,not the new cased one !PUZZLED!

These machines are 80 years old:*** :*** :***

Like the fireworks tom

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Re: The Most Impressive Bryans Collection to be offered ever

Postby bryans fan » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:14 am

I have always assumed that all Rockets were oak veneered ply. Made around the same time as the Trickler, Six o More and Payramid which all have a single piece of oak veneered ply to mount the mech on. I would think it has been recased.

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Re: The Most Impressive Bryans Collection to be offered ever

Postby silverbitz » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:02 pm

I agree with the comments already made and also notice other differences including the originals have a one piece 'second base', recessed door and the side panels don't have a joint at the top?.

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Re: The Most Impressive Bryans Collection to be offered ever

Postby coinopbelgium » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:52 am

Are the Magic machines being sold also? Any comments on those?


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