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by JC
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Help for a TV show needed
Replies: 15
Views: 508

Re: Help for a TV show needed

From personal experience, many times over, my advice is simply steer clear. Film and TV companies are a total pain in the arse and are invariably absolute time wasters.
by JC
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Allwin lock, lost key
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

Re: Allwin lock, lost key

I should imagine he's got it open by now :roll:
by JC
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...
Replies: 175
Views: 60559

Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

I don't know if you're talking about a different "Little Duke".......
Have to admit, when I saw Brigham's post I wondered how a Little Duke would work as a Boland single-reeler (or indeed a three-reeler) !PUZZLED!
by JC
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Spitfire Allwin
Replies: 5
Views: 2634

Re: Spitfire Allwin

As TF has noted, this is a recreation. Honourable as it may be, it's not a Spitfire. The strange thing is, that the maker of this machine should have called it Spitfire, which were actually quite small allwins. The dimensions given in the listing on ebay would seem more akin to a Defiant. Picture be...
by JC
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Marooned slots
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: Marooned slots

By coincidence, my birthday is 24th October.
Weird to think I was born just as you were getting married !!ESCAPE!!
by JC
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Samson Slick missing part ?
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Samson Slick missing part ?

Hello Pete. OK, I own up - I was the guy you bought it from :woops: . The missing part is a short piece of copper-coloured wire, similar to that arrowed in green. It has a fine thread, which I'm guessing will be either 8 or 10 BA (the same thread as the wire that I told you had a missing nut) and is...
by JC
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Not an Auction..
Replies: 2
Views: 1613

Re: Not an Auction..

Well, I've finally updated the website. I've moved things around a bit so that all sold items are on the first page, although due to the time it's taken to compile the new pages, there are a couple of items there that have since sold. I'll be in Brighton three days a week for the next month, so it s...
by JC
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 4776

Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

I missed the original 2015 thread, which would have been around the time I bought this little allwin from Mervyn, which I've had operating down at Brighton until recently. I can confirm that it is a BMCo, which has been 'Wondered' - it has had a Wonders 'roof' added, plus of course the backflash. Fo...
by JC
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Quinto Grip Tester identified
Replies: 8
Views: 1937

Re: Grip tester internals help

I know this is too late, and of absolutely no use whatsoever, but when I saw the first post, I recognised this gripper as a machine I once owned - it was I who put it in the Coventry auction. As far as I can recall, the mechanism was complete and working, although I think there was one part that cou...
by JC
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: So I might have over-shopped....
Replies: 13
Views: 3103

Re: So I might have over-shopped....

24 Winning Cups is by Oliver Whales Actually, they're Wonders. Full list below - those that I've left blank are Allwin Deluxe type machines, which could be of German or British origin. 1. Whales 2. 3. BMCo 4. Whales 5. BMCo 6. 7. BMCo 8. No picture 9. Whales 10. Whales 11. Wonders 12. Whales 13. Wo...