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by terry
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical Memories Magazine
Topic: The Oliver Whales Story
Replies: 45
Views: 53936

Re: The Oliver Whales Story

Well, well... looks like somebody else was looking for our photographer....1920s to 40s eh? I've emailed the lady to see if she managed to find out any details but it will probably turn out to be a wild goose chase! http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=walter%20a.%20lee%20comyn%20road%20...
by terry
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical Memories Magazine
Topic: The Oliver Whales Story
Replies: 45
Views: 53936

Re: The Oliver Whales Story

Blimey Stuart, they could do with you down at MI5!! !!IDEA!! That really is a long shot but possible I suppose? How would we trace them? My mum has an account on ancestry.com. If the negs survive somewhere then they could have loads taken that day.

Keep in touch!

Terry.
by terry
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical Memories Magazine
Topic: The Oliver Whales Story
Replies: 45
Views: 53936

Re: The Oliver Whales Story

Stuart, as Arrgee rightly noticed, all the Whales machines have topflashes which must have been outmoded by the mid fifties so a very early fifties date would probably be about right. I've even tried to find out how much ice creams were around that time to try and date it! If you look at the lightin...
by terry
Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical Memories Magazine
Topic: The Oliver Whales Story
Replies: 45
Views: 53936

Re: The Oliver Whales Story

No problem. I wonder if this Herbert Morgan chap is in the photo as it was in a big frame with other paraphenalia relating to him? I'll add the photos of the other machines when I get the chance. They are mainly pinball stuff but somebody may recognise them.
by terry
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical Memories Magazine
Topic: The Oliver Whales Story
Replies: 45
Views: 53936

Re: The Oliver Whales Story

Cheers Slotty! Feel free to show her the photo too as it may trigger a few memories.
by terry
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical Memories Magazine
Topic: The Oliver Whales Story
Replies: 45
Views: 53936

Re: The Oliver Whales Story

Yes, forgot to add that the Film Stars and White City bandits were Bolands creations. Maybe the White side of the partnership was the company who manufactured the plastic signs which seem to be heavily featured in the photo?
by terry
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical Memories Magazine
Topic: The Oliver Whales Story
Replies: 45
Views: 53936

Re: The Oliver Whales Story

Hi all. Went to Kempton Antiques Fair today and picked up a few old photos and paraphenalia related to that favourite old subject of ours.....slot machines! There are several photos of machines related to a Herbert G. Morgan who doesn't feature in the Arcades and Slot Machines book but who was a &qu...
by terry
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Whales & White trade stand photo
Replies: 0
Views: 1549

Whales & White trade stand photo

Whales and White trade stand photograph. Machines featured are 24 Winning Cups, Chad, Screen Stars, Players Please, Selecta Cig, White City, Selecta Cup, Defiant, Playball, The Train Test and Boat Race.
by terry
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Allwin de luxe and Mills Cherry falls
Replies: 30
Views: 7165

Re: Allwin de luxe and Mills Cherry falls

Giles, with regard to the allwin, quite a lot of these had a decoratively engineered metal background as opposed to the green beize. I can't quite see what yours looks like from the photo but it appears to be the former.
by terry
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Free Steeple Chase
Replies: 17
Views: 7696

Re: Free Steeple Chase

Scottie, what a result! I've got several ball galleries in the spares box but not the chromed surround. If you let me know the measurements when you get it, I'll have a look to see if I have a suitable part.