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Maybe someone has this artwork? The reel is a UK produced version called Death Dive of a bicycle jump into a tiny pool, and so had a uniquely British card to go with it. I found this old arcade photograph with the artwork i need and while there is just enough there for me to work from, obviously a photo or scan of the whole card would be much better, thanks. I imagine this was a generic card that had different names painted onto it along with a photo of that reels subject. I can't remember exactly which old US magazine I read it in recently, but a UK collector interviewed had claimed that only 12 different subjects were made in the UK in the late 1920s.
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Certainly the same reel PM. That's an odd size marquee and frame I've never seen before. Great artwork but I imagine either specially made for this electric Muto or made up more recently?
This is another British Mutoscope card I've seen. Has the Crane label on the bottom so I guess was their own in house version. Would love to see a great photo or scan of this version too.
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After flattening the image and blowing up to scale I printed for re-drawing, and on close inspection everything is slightly wonky and out of line so most likely it is just a one off hand painted sign. For the time being I'll use a generic US Muto sign with correct name and photo until I can find a suitable UK sign.