Handan Ni Multiball identified

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ninecup
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Handan Ni Multiball identified

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Hi. Been offered this machine. Could anyone shed any light as to the manufacturing date or any other information.
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Re: Early wooden ball machine.

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Looks a nice one, a Handan Ni 4 Ball catcher....I have one not looking at nice as this. Seems to lack some of the paper work and has it got a top flash which often are missing
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Re: Early wooden ball machine.

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Thanks for that Treefrog. No it hasn't got a top flash. It's a nice machine though. I might go for it. It's not cheap though.
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Re: Early wooden ball machine.

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The Handan-Ni Multiball is a crackerjack game. It was one of my earlier purchases and it led directly to a cache of 55+ machines that formed the backbone of my collection.

Here is mine before the beauty parlor, plus two close-ups of the top flash:
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Re: Early wooden ball machine.

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Thanks for the reply. Most helpful.
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Re: Early wooden ball machine

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Funny - I took a picture of the pediment of the machine that sold at the Elephant last year as it looked really good with it on and thought I may develop carving skills to create my own, in my dreams as usual. That was a nice machine and sold for £920 + 10% comm.....
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Re: Handan Ni Multiball identified

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Thanks everyone for your help. I have took the plunge and purchased the machine. Any good wood carvers about?
Is it usual to have wooden balls in this type of machine? I also am not sure whether this other machine of mine should have wooden or steel balls. Both seem to work okay.
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Re: Handan Ni Multiball identified

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Ninecup,

Congratulations! Wood or composite balls. Not metal, for both machines.

J Peterson
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Re: Handan Ni Multiball identified

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Great news .... you've got a spare wooden ball jammed between the cases. !THUMBS!
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Re: Handan Ni Multiball identified

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Rather nice Six-o-More to compliment the shield catcher. !!THUMBSX2!!
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