Mini Falls, Penny Falls

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Not sure about the weight, but for their size they're not especially heavy. A laminated ply case is significantly lighter than oak. Apart from that, the motor and gearbox contribute most of the weight. They do get heavy when full of coins though...
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When worked on the original penny, the play on the Jezzard Mini Cascade is little short of addictive.
Mine was on 2np when I bought it, and was distinctly lack-lustre. No modifications had been made, so I simply started playing with old pennies, and the transformation was amazing.
I never liked pushers from day one, but this little machine is definitely the exception!
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pennymachines wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:40 pm Not sure about the weight, but for their size they're not especially heavy. A laminated ply case is significantly lighter than oak. Apart from that, the motor and gearbox contribute most of the weight. They do get heavy when full of coins though...
thank you kindly, it's perfectly sized. OK that does it, I am officially on the lookout for one of these counter-sized pushers. Mini Cascade / Mini Falls / Penny Falls / Rota-Soccer / Mini Cakewalk
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There's an Aladdin's Lamp pusher on a well-known auction site now.
It's by CAM Automatics, I believe, which is one of my favourite manufacturers.
I remember it from the time, but I won't have played it much.
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This certainly isn't for the smaller-sized machines, but someone posted these amazing Cromptons Penny Falls signs up on ebay:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cromptons-Pe ... 3755509871
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cromptons-Pe ... 3755509135
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just popping back into this thread to know if anyone knows about what Mini Cascades go for? Or even how many were made?

I'm at the point where I think I'd offer £1000 for a Mini Cascade, but I'm actually unsure if that's even realistic.

thanks all
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The Jezzard 'Mini Cascade' needs to be around £400.
As the Raven says, "Nevermore".
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cait001 wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:34 am just popping back into this thread to know if anyone knows about what Mini Cascades go for? Or even how many were made?

I'm at the point where I think I'd offer £1000 for a Mini Cascade, but I'm actually unsure if that's even realistic.

thanks all
I cannot believe you would not have a stampede of owners sending messages for that money :o
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I imagine the machine will cost at least 200 to ship, so would anyone part with theirs for 800 plus shipping?
Will it take the full 1000 to shake one out of a collection?
That's always the hard part, right? Machines have a standard set of values, but one actually has to be available to buy, so I have to try and knock one loose. :)

Anyways, I really want a Mini Cascade, I'm willing to overpay, and chances are you'll be able to find another for way less than you sell me one for.
Still no messages... Yet. ;)
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Welp, not even a nibble.
Anyone else know where I could try and find one?
I'm so bored and sad with pandemic crap, I would just love to make this happen and treat myself to something cool like a Mini Cascade for the holidays.
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