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Re: Merkur

Postby stoxman22 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:47 pm

I have no other info than a photo sadly.

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Re: Merkur

Postby treefrog » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:03 am

Are you able to share photo, may help.

The one I showed on eBay earlier in the year had fruit strips.
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Lots of them ended up in US in the lucky lottery of container shipments made. Two below have the Mills top marque, I had assume was done by US collectors, but maybe an operator did them.
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Re: Merkur

Postby badpenny » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:52 am

I'd like 1.
That's all just 1.

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Re: Merkur

Postby brigham » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:13 pm

I've never quite grasped the point of having one of anything.

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Re: Merkur

Postby badpenny » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:01 pm

brigham wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:13 pm
I've never quite grasped the point of having one of anything.
Try grasping more than one wife.
I know I shouldn't be talking, but my three were never at the same time.

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Re: Merkur

Postby brigham » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:03 am

You get the hang of it very quickly.

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Re: Merkur

Postby stoxman22 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:09 am

So update for those remotely interested. I agreed to pay £300 but found not only was it riddled with wood worm needing the wood replacing but the clock was missing. I've walked away. (unless someone out there has a clock for sale)

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Re: Merkur

Postby treefrog » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:13 am

You may find a Mills clock fits. I will try and have a look at mine to confirm as these clocks are easy to get, I have a pile.

The cabinet does not surprise me, but could be rebuilt. Funny I get less worried about woodworm, unless integral structure is destroyed, as some woodworm is part of its life. I assume they would not budge on price

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Re: Merkur

Postby stoxman22 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:15 am

Thanks TF. I didn't try for a reduction assuming the clock missing was the final nail, in that I wouldn't find one.

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Re: Merkur

Postby santelmann » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:29 am

A lot of Merkur parts are Mills or 1 to 1 copied from Mills. The clock is modified to "produce" the 15 seconds runtime per play according to german law.
Here some test documents for exchange appeared:
https://www.automateum.de/t1297f10-Orig ... R-RRD.html


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