‘In need of restoration’

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geofflove
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‘In need of restoration’

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Read ‘in need of the actual workings’. :HaHa:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Ro ... 1438.l2649
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Re: ‘In need of restoration’

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Although it still has two key components that are fragile and difficult to get, the handle assembly and coin acceptor. If these are good, they are invaluable for a restoration of your pride and joy.

Over the years I built up spares from breakers just like this and you have to pay good money to get them. I have none of these parts now and was tempted myself, but they would not ship, but now I see they do ;-)
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Re: ‘In need of restoration’

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Oh I totally get that there’s value in the item for rare parts. I was just amused as the idea of ‘in need of restoration’ when they main part of it isn’t there.... maybe that’s just my sense of humour!
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Re: ‘In need of restoration’

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:HaHa: Yes indeed, I would have just explained what you're getting.....hopefully no one will be filling enough to bid believing they will get a complete machine.
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Re: ‘In need of restoration’

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Same seller sold this for £246 a lot of worm but seemed cheap enough. Is it a Win a Cig?
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Re: ‘In need of restoration’

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Yes. Very similar to a ‘Players Please’ one I used to have.
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There seem to be (at least) two distinct versions.
I believe Philip Shefras sold the version with a manual cigarette release mechanism (like the out-of-focus ebay example above):

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Your Players Please has the automatic cigarette release mechanism and was marketed by Morris Shefras:


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Re: ‘In need of restoration’

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Same seller sold these. They look the same maker. Does anyone know who?
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I'd take a stab at early Oliver Whales. Does seem somewhat fortuitous that two practically identical machines have survived together for 80 odd years.
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