Ripplers: repro & real

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RIPPLER

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Sorry but it looks "brand new " to me, certainly not how you would expect a 70 year old machine to look.
I suspect it is another, rather better finished, repro.
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Re: Ripplers: repro & real

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Good shout, Slot King. If we all knew what things were going to be or not be worth something in the future, we would all be millionaires. This is the fun thing in collecting.
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Spot the Difference

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How do you tell the difference between the original Bryan's Ripplers and the other ones which I am led to believe where built from some original parts by a private collector. Don't know if that is true but that's what I heard.
The reason I ask is because there is Bryans Rippler up on ebay at the moment and I didn't know if it was an original.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/The-Rippler-Penny ... C294%3A200
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Re: Spot the Difference

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The main differences are, in my opinion, that the repros are in mahogany cases with brass fittings, whereas the originals were in oak cases, with chromed fittings. The originals also have the same moulding as the Payramid round the edge of front. They are also 70 years old!


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Re: Spot the Difference

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The repro Rippler seems to be doing rather well at £510 and 6 days to go.
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Re: Spot the Difference

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Thanks for letting me know the difference between the two.
What do they normally go for? £510 seems quite high especially for a repro one :-?
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Re: Spot the Difference

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Yes, £510 is a lot of money for a repro. I just hope the buyer isn't too disappoimted - the Rippler isn't a brilliant game, certainly not one of Bryans best.
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Re: Spot the Difference

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Yeah I agree, never has appealed to me really.
I have been offered a couple in the past and turned them down mostly due to not knowing if they were orginals or not.
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Rippler

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A Rippler described as a 1930s machine on a black cast stand went on e-Bay today at £250 buy it now. I do hope the new owner who snapped it up toot sweet doesn't end up disappointed.

Doesn't sound too much if it was a replica, assuming you're into replicas. But that wasn't how it was described. The vendor was newly registered.
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Re: Rippler

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It's definitely a repro; but it's cheap by comparison to the repro which sold for £1,400 two or three years back! :HaHa:
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