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Re: Job lot at auction

Postby coin-op » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:08 pm

JC wrote:
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Coin-op, I remember you and I discussed this machine when you first acquired it - didn't one of us suggest Myers, or am I thinking of something else?
Whilst looking for coin mech pics for T, I came across a pic of a Road Test machine. This is what think we must have talked about and I pointed out that the artwork is on the same paper, colours and graphics as on the Climbing game. This machine was badged Ruffler & Walker, so on reflection, this must have been why I had R & W in mind.
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Re: Job lot at auction

Postby pennymachines » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:35 pm

I see there's one of these climbers at Morphy's April 13 sale, called the Palm Climbers, with two turbaned indigenous tree climbers. They identify it as Ruffler & Walker, which seems to fit. It will be interesting to see how the price compares...
A 1940s English mechanical game with a money back feature produced by Ruffler and Walker, also known as The Jungle Tree Climb. Two players use the wheels to race the figural climbers up the palm tree. The instructions read "Place 2p in slot" but the coin mechanism is designed to accept quarters. Appears to be in original condition, displaying age related wear throughout, some paint loss and remnants of clear packing tape is on the glass front. In non-working order, requiring some maintenance to be fully operational.
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Re: Job lot at auction

Postby moonriver » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:16 pm

Re Morphys overseas coin-op 'expert' and valuer, and bear in mind who's doing it for them SkEpTiCaL

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Re: Job lot at auction

Postby treefrog » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:52 am

Who is the overseas expert !PUZZLED!

The palm tree climber is a much better name and unless they did what Coinop did by changing the name, maybe a genuine alternative name used. Given coconut tree climbing is a known way of life in south east asia, there is even competitions and a world championship. Maybe I will make up a similar label for mine. I think if I am mistaken there is a badge just above the cash box door, maybe a ruffler and Walker one, but of course they used these often with the words “Supplied by”

I wonder if the backflash has been changed on this as well as the metal sheet is shiny new and artwork slightly fresher. Also I notice yet again the Britains lead animals in this machine as well as the Road Test. These are wire tied to the base and I would be 99% certain are original to the machines, too much of a coincidence whether out of scale of not ;-)
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There are so many British floor standing machines in the US, trouble is they seem to be appreciated as do not go cheap there. Of the 3 Ahrens machines, one looks unusual and could not find in Braithwaites book, “Cable Ways”, unless it was called something else.....looks to be a cable car racer maybe up each mountain !PUZZLED!

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Re: Job lot at auction

Postby treefrog » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:18 pm

Finally found a use for paintshop pro, well at least something I am capable of doing as it is a stupidly complex piece of software !!JUNK!!

feel politically correct now. :cool:
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Climbing Monkey's maker

Postby gameswat » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:48 pm

Whilst looking through the Arcades and Slot book I came across the following:
Wright, R. & Sons. Bridlington.
Climbing Monkeys - race game - 1949
Info from Coin Slot article by Nic Costa: 02/07/1983

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Re: Job lot at auction

Postby pennymachines » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:19 pm

Putting the R&W two player Road Test beside the Palm Climbers (both in the Morphy auction), it's evident that they're from the same stable. That doesn't settle who made them though.
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Re: Job lot at auction

Postby JC » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:50 pm

Whilst looking through the Arcades and Slot book I came across the following:
Wright, R. & Sons. Bridlington.
Climbing Monkeys - race game - 1949
Info from Coin Slot article by Nic Costa: 02/07/1983
I believe the Climbing Monkeys machines attributed to R. Wright & Sons, of Bridlington, are those that utilised Exhibit Supply Co 'Hi-Ball' cases. We sold one at Coventry a few years back - I'm sure I have a picture somewhere......just don't know where. I'm pretty sure I remember Chris Parcell telling me that they also produced the 'Balloons' machines.

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Re: Job lot at auction

Postby pennymachines » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:05 am

Lot 88 from 25th Nov. 2012?
Other examples of that game here.
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Re: Job lot at auction

Postby brigham » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:59 pm

The 'Monkey Climbers' are neither monkeys nor men, but boys.
They are known as 'Coconut Monkeys' because of their amazing agility in tree climbing (or 'swarming').
The American 'Pin Monkey' has a similar derivation, as does the naval 'Powder Monkey'.
Doubtless a relief to the Vegans, in the case of the Coconut Monkey, as otherwise another useful and versatile renewable would have been closed to them!


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