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by pennymachines
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Removing oak stains
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Removing oak stains

You should also sand or wire-wool the oak once it's dry to remove wood fibres (grain) raised by the water.
by pennymachines
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Coin operated cranes and diggers
Replies: 13
Views: 1231

Re: Coin operated cranes and diggers

I know you wont agree with me (you never do)... I do agree that Bartlett didn't file a crane patent until 1932, as it said on your website yesterday. I can't agree that, "Bartlett's first patent (manual not electric) was 1919" without a link to the patent, or at least one source (print or...
by pennymachines
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Watling Scale
Replies: 13
Views: 8017

Re: Watling Scale

Welcome Kurt.

To protect your email account from Spam bots, I've removed it from your posts. The Forum has Private Message and email facilities built in.

Also, to minimize Forum chaos, I've moved all your posts with the same request to this topic.
by pennymachines
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Aristocrat one arm bandit need some help please
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Aristocrat one arm bandit need some help please

:WELCOME:
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by pennymachines
Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Removing oak stains
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Removing oak stains

I'm guessing that was caused when tannins in the oak were brought to the unvarnished surface by water. If so, you might have success cleaning it with oxalic acid . https://youtu.be/YTHiqtdZMMI Wood bleach tends to alter the character of the wood as it removes the natural colourings. What allwin is it?
by pennymachines
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Coin operated cranes and diggers
Replies: 13
Views: 1231

Re: Coin operated cranes and diggers

actually, William Bartlett's patents predate the Erie digger by 13 years That can't be right. The Bartlett patent 1,882,563 is dated 1932, which would push the Erie digger to 1945 - far too late. Some sources say the Erie Manufacturing Company's digger was introduced in 1924: In 1924 a company call...
by pennymachines
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Coin operated cranes and diggers
Replies: 13
Views: 1231

Re: Coin operated cranes and diggers

Still looking for a table top crane 😂 There aren't very many, especially in the UK. It took me years to find one. Off the top of my head, the ones that come to mind are: The Erie Digger (ancestor of all the novelty cranes) and its various 'clones'. https://youtu.be/_yt6bUh3sH4 See James Roller's ex...
by pennymachines
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Rekeying Mills lock
Replies: 7
Views: 7438

Re: Rekeying Mills lock

...it ain't easy picking a Mills lock. They are pretty high security for being from back in the old days. It took me about an hour and a half. You have to be gentle and "feel" the pins. You need to move the TOP pins DOWN from the very top of the keyway and the BOTTOM pins UP from the very...
by pennymachines
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Palm reading fortune tellers
Replies: 31
Views: 18510

Re: Palm reading fortune tellers

:WELCOME: to the site. It is always good to hear from folk with an ancestral connection to the vintage British amusement machine industry. I've sent you a message from one of our members who says he'd be happy to show you his Arnold Palm Reader. .:*+*:. I'm afraid it won't be for sale though... !UPS...
by pennymachines
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified
Replies: 36
Views: 17428

Re: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified

:WELCOME: magicz, Whether it's worth fixing up depends upon how much you like it. If you just wish to realize its cash value, I think you'd be best advised to sell as is, because the time and cost of restoring probably won't be recouped and, if done badly, could devalue it. Does it play and pay out ...