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Strength tester in Marshall's auction house today

Postby jingle » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:52 pm

I attended the auction this morning as it's
At the bottom of my street
There Was a strength tester in
I looked over it and thought 200 tops
But I don't want it
It went for 520 plus commission
That's about 640 pound :shock:
If your on here buyer ,,don't think you will be happy
New back door
New top flash
Plastic glass
Missing parts as coin just dropped right through
Big hole in bottom as put on a cast iron stand later
But didn't cover the hole,,marshalls are not the most trusty worthy lot :tut

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Re: Strength tester in Marshall's auction house today

Postby pennymachines » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:25 pm

Lot 150 An unusual vintage 'Test Your Strength' game, raised on cylindrical stand, height 126cm (illustrated)
Estimate: £80 - £120
I don't like to rain on anyone's parade but having once owned one of these I think the estimate for this Ruffler & Walker 'Try Your Grip' was about right. Maybe mine was missing something because it didn't seem to have any mechanism to hold the pointer in place when you let go. !PUZZLED!
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Re: Strength tester in Marshall's auction house today

Postby treefrog » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:31 pm

Does seem very pricey...The one below finished on Ebay about 4 weeks ago for £155 and I thought that was a little pricey based on condition
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Re: Strength tester in Marshall's auction house today

Postby jimmycowman » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:24 pm

Did the try your grip game come out of the factory with a top flash?? Some seem to have them and others not !PUZZLED!
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Re: Strength tester in Marshall's auction house today

Postby pennymachines » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:51 pm

I've seen that casting atop the odd bandit, usually Mills Poinsettias. It doesn't look right on that 'minimalist' gripper.

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Re: Strength tester in Marshall's auction house today

Postby jimmycowman » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:14 pm

Can we say they left the factory with no top flash then........ !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Strength tester in Marshall's auction house today

Postby pennymachines » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:23 pm

I'd say so, yes. I can see why operators would be inclined to jazz it up a bit with a top sign - it's so plain as it stands.

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Re: Strength tester in Marshall's auction house today

Postby jimmycowman » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:38 pm

This on eBay at the moment.. Is this an original stand? If so what was the square bit for?
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Re: Strength tester in Marshall's auction house today

Postby john t peterson » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:19 pm

Your umbrella, Jimmy. :HaHa:

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Re: Strength tester in Marshall's auction house today

Postby badpenny » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:03 pm

.…… to catch your hernia


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