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Re: Firmans

Postby brigham » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:28 pm

My Anglia van was so old it was Thames.

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Re: Firmans

Postby widget2k4 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:08 pm

Sorry I don’t know any of its history except it came to me from London in a job lot of machines, sorry

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Re: Firmans

Postby tammy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:30 pm

Thank you for sharing what you have. The machine reels stop fast and then bounce on to another fruit. I notice the three adjustable tensioners are all missing that slow the reels down... Is that what they do as I am not an expert like many on the site? Also if that's what they do has anyone a set of 3 they would sell me that aren't dear!
Thanking you all.

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Re: Firmans

Postby coppinpr » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:32 pm

I have loads of reel brakes - pm me your address and you can have a set for free.

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Re: Firmans

Postby tammy » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:11 am

Thank you coppinpr I have sent you email. Hope I can do same for you sometime.

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Re: Firmans

Postby treefrog » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:21 am

Are you sure the reel brakes are missing? Not sure I have ever come across a machine with these gone... !PUZZLED!

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Re: Firmans

Postby tammy » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:15 am

Yes missing. Probably when someone took reels off they forgot to put them back on afterwards. I also seem to remember a long time ago I got a mixed up bandit that had them missing in my younger days!!

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Re: Firmans

Postby coppinpr » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:35 am

Tom, for reel brakes read the long thin tension wires attached to the rear frame and tightened down against a grove on the reel drum (rather than the "reel stop levers"). These are described in Mills manuals and the pictorial guide as "reel brakes". The pictorial guide also refers to them as "often missing as they are not imperative to the operation of the machine", at least that is what I'm assuming is missing.

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Re: Firmans

Postby coppinpr » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:00 pm

Reel brakes posted to you.

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Re: Firmans

Postby tammy » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:24 pm

Thank you coppinpr... They should do the wheel stopping smoother instead of bouncy!! You are spot on in your last description and comment... All the best and we will keep in touch! Best wishes tammy.


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