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Shefras "Time limit" for sale

Postby coppinpr » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:37 pm

A nice Shefras "Time limit" in fully working condition has just been listed for sale at the www.penny-arcade.info site market place
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Re: Shefras "Time limit" for sale

Postby treefrog » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:05 am

I noticed this at the Saturday auction of Bentlys in Kent, did it not sell or selling on quickly do you know. I know the estimate was 450 to 500, so did not follow

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Re: Shefras "Time limit" for sale

Postby coin-op » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:42 am

I note that the listing says that the cabinet is varnished oak. In fact, the cabinet is a softwood and the front is oak faced plywood.

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Re: Shefras "Time limit" for sale

Postby pennymachines » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:27 am

I don't think it's oak faced. Looks more like teak perhaps.

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Re: Shefras "Time limit" for sale

Postby aristomatic » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:28 am

EBay too I see

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Re: Shefras "Time limit" for sale

Postby coppinpr » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:24 am

I checked with the seller about his description and he admits hes no wood expert,hes had a closer look and now says front is faced but sides,top and bottom are solid and dovetailed, Im no wood expert either but is that really teak :!?!:

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Re: Shefras "Time limit" for sale

Postby coin-op » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:01 pm

I don't think it's oak faced. Looks more like teak perhaps.
Reason I said it's oak is that I think it was my machine long ago. If so, when I got it, it was a bit beat up and I decided to oak veneer the front. As far as I know, these machines were always painted cabinets. I've followed the machine's progress over the years as it has re-appeared for sale a number of times and in a number of auctions (from different sellers). I got it from the USA, so it has become a well travelled machine!

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Re: Shefras "Time limit" for sale

Postby treefrog » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:25 pm

The quality of the cabinets always lets those down. The one below sold a year ago at the Elephant for £440 and is the nicest finish I have seen on these, although with the quarter sawn oak fleck, I wonder if that was original as well. One of the mistakes people seem to make on these is put heavy varnish on to try and get a finish due to the rough surface, but ends up looking terrible.

I do recall seeing one I thought past in blue and though it looked nice, can’t find the picture. So was paint finish standard?

Also I have seen written that Amusement Mart was the maker of these which is the same company as Shefras (Mr PM) is that right? I have a Payola, same plain Jane rough plywood front......
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Re: Shefras "Time limit" for sale

Postby coin-op » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:41 pm

The one Treefrog, mentions was definitely mine; I was assuming that the first posted picture in this thread was of the same machine. As I said, I sold mine many years ago (as I acquired a Beat the clock) and it was superfluous. So it seems that there are at least two veneered machines out there.

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Re: Shefras "Time limit" for sale

Postby gameswat » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:50 pm

I imagine then that nobody has re-veneered that first cabinet shown, that will just be the original surface of the paint stripped plywood.


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