The Repair Shop BBC 1

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Beromat today.
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Catchup tv is great, you can quickly skip to the bits which took me all of 5 minutes to do.... (Spoiler alert)

It is of course easy to be critical when you probably have more knowledge than they do, but I guess it sort of works, perhaps not correctly in terms of timing. The thing that I need specialist help in is when seeing shiny new Philips screws and springs he proudly shows the owner.....what the hell was wrong with the originals !PUZZLED! Also the bit of metal pulled out looks like the support plate for the coin escalator......wonder if that had been like that for a long time or happened when he took apart. I see also they had a spare mechanism there and what looks like a Vale type plastic front machine I guess for spares.....

Oh well good to see the hobby on TV, seems a regular on this program....let’s see more !!THUMBSX2!!
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Hi all,all that effort & did not clean the glass at the front. They are terrible machines to operate, customers always try & pull the handle down before the coin goes into the mech. It looks like it may have been used in a club or hotel Pete.
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On Repair Shop Tonight BBC2

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Tonight on Repair Shop BBC2 7pm they are fixing a 1930's pinball machine. Could be interesting.
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Future episode of "The Repair shop"

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Just a heads up for anyone interested, keep a lookout for a future episode of the popular "repair shop" tv show. They intend to feature the restoration of a Hawtins "Bucking Bronco" bicycle.They have asked me if they can use some of the company history from my web site, which is how I came to hear about it. They SAY they will inform me when it's about to be aired but it might be some time I suspect. Health and safety would have a field day if this machine came out today :lol:
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Brilliant! Wish I had had one when I was a kid. !!THUMBSX2!!
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Brilliant! Wish I had had one when I was a kid
but would you have lived to tell the tale? with only a front brake and the need to lift your feet from the foot rest and lean back to slow the back wheel going arse over tit for the classic collar bone fracture was always on the cards I suspect. !CYCLING!
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They had them at Butlin's.
Dead easy to ride; the action is intuitive.
I remember trying to work out a multi-speed version for road use, while waiting for the funfair to open...
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A round-up of episodes featuring coin-op...

Series 1, Episode 8: Wurlitzer Jukebox
...an iconic blast from the past in the form of a 1950s Wurlitzer jukebox arrives to test the skills of Laurence Richardson.
Series 1, Episode 14: Pinball
...a poorly pinball machine that has spent the last few years being used as a kitchen work top finds its way to pinball wizard Geoff Harvey for some love and attention.
Series 3 Episode 2: Coin-Op telescope




Series 4, Episode 5: Wonders Win & Place
It’s a game of two halves as clockmaker Steven Fletcher and furniture restorer Will Kirk breathe new life into a dilapidated penny arcade machine. This fabulous piece of seaside nostalgia belongs to Christine Dawkins and her husband Frank, who can’t bear to part with it even though it stopped working in 1986 when it was badly damaged in a flood. While Will works on the water damaged case, Steve tackles the mechanical workings, which have rusted over and completely seized up. With each individual component needing to be examined, stripped down and cleaned, it will take all Steve’s ingenuity to get the machine back in the game.


Series 4, Episode 6: Midland Components Ltd. Spry-Ball pinball
...pinball wizard Geoffrey Harvey has great fun bringing a vintage machine ricocheting back to life.

Spry-Ball pinball
Spry-Ball pinball




Series 4, Episode 11: Beromat
...‘Pinball Geoff’ Harvey works his magic on an iconic German-built one-armed bandit that owner Freyja Burrell has treasured ever since she was given it by her father, aged just 4. Known as a Beromat, these machines were highly popular in the 1960s, and this particular example held Freyja enthralled throughout her childhood. But now, jammed up and non-functioning, Geoff has his work cut out to get the reels spinning again, to be enjoyed by a brand new generation of Burrells.
Series 4, Episode 18: Mutoscope
...metalwork maestro Dominic Chinea and gramophone guru Tim Weeks pair up to tackle a cheeky piece of British seaside nostalgia – a vintage slot machine called a Mutoscope, more commonly known as a ‘What the Butler Saw’. This much-loved machine was salvaged by David Powell in 1967, but hasn’t worked in 40 years after it was taken apart and a vital gear misplaced by David’s beloved wife Annie. Now David is longing to see it up and running again as a tribute to Annie, who recently passed away.
Series 6, Episode 2: Jukebox
Widower Geoff Clark from Sunderland is hoping audio expert Mark Stuckey can restore a beloved jukebox that holds memories of a very special person. He bought the 1960s jukebox over 40 years ago, around the time he met his late wife, Marie. The two shared a love of music and the jukebox gave them both such joy, even providing the entertainment at their wedding reception. Since Geoff lost Marie to cancer seven years ago, he has found it too painful to listen to the jukebox, and over time the machine has become inoperable. Mark opens up this huge dusty vault of memories and calls in metal expert Dominic Chinea to give the exterior body work a complete overhaul.


Series 6, Episode 9: Oliver Whales Lucky Twelve
Pinball wizard Geoff Harvey is raring to go when he meets Sally Kershaw from Somerset. She has brought him a family relic that is down on its luck, hoping Geoff will be able to turn its fortunes around. Sally’s father rescued the penny arcade machine over 40 years ago from a bonfire. Growing up, Sally and her sister loved playing with it, but it has been languishing in a garage for decades. They would love their children to experience the joy it gave them.

Oliver Whales Lucky Twelve
Oliver Whales Lucky Twelve

Series 6, Episode 14: BMCo dropcase game
...arcade ace Geoff Harvey restores a vintage penny arcade game. Ruth Banks and her Auntie Roz from Sheffield deliver the 1920s machine. It belongs to Ruth’s father, Stephen, and they know how much he’d love to play with it again for old times sake. Geoff opens it up and gets to work on the mechanism, and wood restorer Will Kirk takes on the damaged wooden cabinet.

BMCo dropcase game
BMCo dropcase game

Series 7, Episode 9: Busy Bee wall machine
...a pinball penny slot machine, originally at the bar of a village pub run by owner Jeannine’s family. From the late 1930s until the 1950s, her great-grandfather was the landlord at this local watering hole, and was then succeeded by her grandparents. Jeannine was brought up just opposite the pub, and this antique pinball machine now provides a tangible link to her predecessors. Following a collaborative restoration, mechanical maestro Steve Fletcher and woodwork expert Will Kirk can’t resist staging a competitive game of pinball before handing the slot machine back to its owner.

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Pure craftsmanship at its very best !WORSHIPFULL!
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