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by coppinpr
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Watling Blue Seal
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Watling Blue Seal

it is a "future pay" feature window I believe and would require a matching mech,do you have the correct mech?
by coppinpr
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: After 3 Generations Bryans Family lose DMP
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: After 3 Generations Bryans Family lose DMP

what you say BP may (or may not) be true but is it not good news that the family is still in charge of the day to day running rather than a totally new broom sweeping all before it? If the business is not viable in 2 years time then perhaps it IS time for the old school to leave, but,for now, long m...
by coppinpr
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Gottlieb Roto Pool 1958
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Gottlieb Roto Pool 1958

Well spotted on the spring, I would have suspected low power from the transformer but you say it's at full power? These machines were made to last and the transformers on many (can't say with this one) were made with "high" "med" and "low" taps and as the transformer aged the output could be changed...
by coppinpr
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: After 3 Generations Bryans Family lose DMP
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: After 3 Generations Bryans Family lose DMP

The sale of Drayton Manor is in fact good news as the Bryans family will remain in charge :cool:

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest ... s-22462384
by coppinpr
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Ruffler & Walker candy floss machine
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Ruffler & Walker candy floss machine

The owner of the machine recently found this 60-year-old customs dec for spares sent by R&W to Australia in 1961. Someone was thinking of the future: "6 replacement elements". No wonder it's still working today! (I wonder what events the "Hillcrest parents & Citizens Association" used their candy fl...
by coppinpr
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Oliver Whales Treble Chance
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: Oliver Whales Treble Chance

To make it look like the original mount it on acrylic (3mm or 2mm), then attach another clear piece (or glass) the same size over the top :cool:
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by coppinpr
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Unusual UK conversion on a Jennings
Replies: 19
Views: 735

Re: Unusual UK conversion on a Jennings

I don't think he wants to sell it... I think he likes it ! Now if you really want to shriek and pull your hair out at the terrible things people do to traditional machines... now's your chance... I just finished these top and belly glasses for this man's classic motor cycle spares showroom and I rat...
by coppinpr
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Unusual UK conversion on a Jennings
Replies: 19
Views: 735

Re: Unusual UK conversion on a Jennings

I would say what you have there is a total reproduction and not a conversion of a Jennings Governor, no offence! It's certainly not mine!! I don't think the owner is a collector. I think it's just a piece of interesting furniture that he wants to make look a bit better... and it will! Almost anythi...
by coppinpr
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Unusual UK conversion on a Jennings
Replies: 19
Views: 735

Unusual UK conversion on a Jennings

Ths not very nice UK conversion on a nice Jennings governor light up struck me as unique as it has both "BARS" and "TIC TAC TOE" (some of the BARs are also marked with TIC,TAC or TOE but not all (you can see one on the first photo). The owner has decided to replace the nasty top glass with something...
by coppinpr
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Ruffler & Walker candy floss machine
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Ruffler & Walker candy floss machine

Can anyone shed any light on the date and maker of this R&W supplied candy floss machine that looks very much like an early radiogram? Judging by the label and the cabinet I suspect from their early days. The owner is in Australia and tells me his grandfather brought the machine with him when he emi...