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French crane?

Postby jimmycowman » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:11 pm

This crane seems cheap. On eBay at the moment Will it be made in France? I thought nearly all the cranes came from the USA?
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Re: Crane

Postby wembleylion » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:25 pm

And another one, full working order it says. £2000.00

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOVELTY-MERC ... :rk:5:pf:0
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Re: Crane

Postby badpenny » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:11 pm

wembleylion wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:25 pm
And another one, full working order it says. £2000.00

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOVELTY-MERC ... :rk:5:pf:0
Check where it's located ……. I've been and a had a look, and it isn't.

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Re: Crane

Postby tdmnick » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:27 pm

badpenny wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:11 pm

Check where it's located ……. I've been and a had a look, and it isn't.
You mean 'INTHEROOM' would be a better location marker? :HaHa:

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Re: Crane

Postby gameswat » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:35 am

Cowman, the crane appears to be some kind of copy of a Bonzini and Soprasi French turntable crane, but with a much simplified overhead gantry system? Hard to see in your pic but there is a claw hanging down so I presume something is hidden up in the roof? There were in fact tens of thousands of French cranes made in the '30s, the only real competition to the yanks.

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Re: Crane

Postby john t peterson » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:03 pm

That's Yanks with a capital "Y," Gameswat. We may be currently led by an idiot but we're still officially uppercase.

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Re: Crane

Postby brigham » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:05 am

Is the Merchantman worth £2000?
It's the walnut cabinet, which is plainer, but also not so tall, which is possibly better for domestic use.
Looks in good order, inc. the electrics, which are often horribly mutilated.
It's in Cardiff, which is a bit far for me, but the seller will accept a courier, at buyer's risk and expense.

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Re: Crane

Postby badpenny » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:13 am

As often said on here …….. "If someone is prepared to pay an amount then that's what it's worth."

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Re: Crane

Postby moonriver » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:22 pm

Seems a snip compared to the fortune teller.


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