The Repair Shop BBC 1

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Mutoscope on the Repair Shop

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Interesting repair - the owner bought the mutoscope body back in 1967 for £2 !! he subsequently tried to repair the crank handle and in the process lost a bevel gear, so restorer Tim Weeks managed to find one with the same pitch and gear ratio from an old 1920s hand drill which fitted the mutoscope mech! It was just then a matter of reassembly, new paint job and new stand made as the original was missing - a nice touch was the inclusion of the rosettes on the stand.

Worth a lot more than £2 now!
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I like it. Very resourceful. !!THUMBSX2!!
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Tonight’s Restorers had yet another machine, but this time something special. I have added under this thread * as I assume this strength tester is made by Matthewson, but is labelled Rowlands of Manchester who earlier was suggested to operate over 800 of their machines.

It was a garden ornament and restored to a pea green……lovely machine !!THUMBSX2!! Apparently going back in the garden :shock: I wonder if the value is realised
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Re: The Repair Shop BBC 1

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Yes, saw it tf, great restoration - must weigh a ton. I wonder what happened to the (what looked like) cast iron football game her deceased husband was pictured with.
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What a fantastic idea.........I never thought of putting my machines in the garden :mad:
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Seeing that early Strength Machine in a garden reminded me of one of my own experiences.

Way back in the 1950s I was invited to the home of Ed Zelinsky of San Francisco, California. Ed was one of the pioneer collectors of coin-ops in the United States. He ended up founding a museum which his family runs today known as the Musee Mecanique.

Ed had machines throughout his entire apartment......... Imagine my astonishment when I looked inside one of the bathrooms only to discover a rare "LOVE TESTER" sitting inside an antique bathtub.

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ONE of the bathrooms?
Some apartment!
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"... to discover a rare "LOVE TESTER" sitting inside an antique bathtub."

An obvious mistake of location. Everyone knows that tester belongs in the bedroom. %|%

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Re: The Repair Shop BBC 1

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assume this strength tester is made by Matthewson, but is labelled Rowlands
Yes, I saw the programme - what an absolutely fantastic find; a beautiful cast iron machine - god, I love cast iron! But it's not Matthewson - cast in relief on the machine is:

THE IMPROVED STRENGTH TESTER MACHINE Co.
47 Cannon Street, London

(not sure if I've got the number right, although they're probably long gone by now ;-) )
Anyone heard of this company?
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Re: The Repair Shop BBC 1

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moonriver wrote:What a fantastic idea.........I never thought of putting my machines in the garden


That's the last place I would put a cast iron machine !

John T Peterson wrote:An obvious mistake of location. Everyone knows that tester belongs in the bedroom.


Quite right John, a prophylactic dispensing machine should be in the bathroom.
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