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Re: Harper’s Volta? Electric shock

Postby pennymachines » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:54 pm

OK - so using our Archives/Patent search I've found the New Polyphon Supply Company's 1902 patent GB190207860

This is clearly our machine. Helpfully, it even shows a nice little shaped pediment on top, not unlike the EH example. New Polyphon were located at 2 Newman Street, London, but more significantly, co-patentee Karl Schmidt (Mechanic) had an address at 86 Fairbridge Road, Upper Holloway, London, N., less than one and a half miles from Harper's.

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Another shocker on page 150 of Automatic Pleasures is the not entirely dissimilar circa 1905 Electron, also by New Polyphon Supply.
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Re: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified

Postby 13rebel » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:17 pm

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Re: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified

Postby JC » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:20 pm

This is all wonderful, but not helping me much....... I was the under bidder and I wish I'd bid a little bit higher. :#:

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Re: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified

Postby john t peterson » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:47 am

I am pleased by not shocked by this erudite investigation. Well done, Chaps.

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Re: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified

Postby treefrog » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:32 pm

Nice one Mr Pm...... !!THUMBSX2!! Little Black Country boy ;-)

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Re: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified

Postby dickywink » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:07 am

Excuse my Investigative behaviour ....
But is the one posted by Paul and the one posted by PM from EH action exactly the same machine but with a bit of timber added on top?

It seems to me that the wood grains and markings are exactly the same. :D

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Re: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified

Postby pennymachines » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:49 am

Well spotted. Was the pediment your handiwork, Paul? It certainly looks the part.

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Re: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified

Postby paul » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:03 pm

Hi all.
The coin entry I made, also the cashbox door. The top pediment was with the machine. The pictures were taken as I was assembling and waxing the cabinet. The machine was bought in Shropshire a few years ago in original condition. That's all I know of it.

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Re: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified

Postby pennymachines » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:23 am

Ah, thanks. Mystery solved. I see from the light mark, and screw holes on the wood around it, that the coin slot was originally the same shape as the ebay example.


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