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Postby pennymachines » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:38 am

Numbers seemed a bit down at the Cambridge auction last Sunday (27/11/04), but then the hall was bigger than usual. In fact the venue was a pleasant improvement on previous years - more spacious, well lit and warm. Nowhere much to sit though.

Bit of a rag-bag of machines with plenty of "projects" and just a few top class machines. The Dennison working models were the highlight, and the top of these was the "Iron Maiden", a truly macabre scene of torture and grande guignol. It was a second generation Dennison - ie. revamped from an earlier clockwork model into its present incarnation as an electric machine by John Dennison's daughters. As such, it was in remarkably good original condition and working order. Was it the price or the unsavoury subject matter that persuaded me not to buy it?

Prices on Bryans machines were high as usual - notably the Tick Tock and Magic Machines. Otherwise I'd say prices were largely unspectacular - perhaps reflecting the smaller turnout and generally poorer quality of goods on sale. Two bargains of the day were the Polyphon and Symphonium. They were in the wrong saleroom - or the right one, if you were the buyer. It's not often you can get a fully working Polyphon for under a grand.

Anyone else got some opinions or noted some prices at this sale?

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Postby Yorkshire Pudding » Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:54 am

I was the under-bidder on both the 'Tick Tock' and the 'Disappearing Disc'. Had the 160 mile drive home empty handed in the end :blub:

Wished afterwards I had gone higher on the TT but the painted cabinet and rough chrome on the DD was a big downer. I thought the Worlborl was expensive at £950 as well considering its condition.

Oh well... the search continues!

Keith

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Tick-Tock

Postby Pete White » Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:15 pm

Hi Keith,
Here is a photo of the Tick-Tock at the auction.I'll post the Disappearing Disc next.
At least it was a good day out and think of the money you saved.
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Disappearing Disc

Postby Pete White » Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:25 pm

Disappearing Disc at the auction
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Worlborl

Postby Pete White » Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:46 pm

I thought it looked ok, not for me though so i didn't look that hard........
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Postby Yorkshire Pudding » Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:22 pm

<SNIP> Here is a photo of the Tick-Tock at the auction.

Aaaaargh.... the salt...... my wounds....!!!!!! ;-)

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Bryans Magic String Cutter

Postby Pete White » Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:23 am

Here are a few more pics from the auction.
Bryans Magic String Cutter £1950. I don't know if it made reserve.
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Postby Pete White » Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:42 am

Mutoscope - I didn't see the box with the rest of the parts, not a handle in sight........£900
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Postby Yorkshire Pudding » Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:33 am

Are you sure that 'Tinny' (Mutoscope) went for £900, Pete? I didn't write it down but am fairly sure it was £500. Correct me if I'm wrong but £900 sounds a heck of a lot...

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Lot 242 - Multiscope How much?

Postby Pete White » Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:48 am

Hi Keith,
I have it written down as £900. Maybe someone else could confirm the price it went for.
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