•   garytsl @atan8080 No I don't. Research on auction prices. These were sold for $42 in Canada in a 2009 auction probably because they were not restored and painted over the brown Bakelite. 1d
  •   atan8080 @garytsl Thanks and noted. 1d
  •   dr_deplatipus What do they go for all original and working? 1d
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  •   garytsl @delanodecor Prices vary worldwide. In North America perhaps $250-300 restored and in Asia as they are relatively rare here perhaps double that. 1d
  •   dr_deplatipus Wow!! I've got one in my garage collecting dust! Thx mate! 1d
  •   namasclay Incredible! 21h

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  •   iwdmacintosh Wow. I need one of those. 2d
  •   garytsl @iwdmacintosh Get One! USD$15-35 on EBay. These are built really well with heavy metal alloy. This one in my collection has been stripped of the paint and polished well to show off the metalwork and make it perhaps more iconic. 2d
  •   garytsl Auto Pilen was a diecast line of model cars made in Ibi, Alicante, in southeastern Spain by Pilen S.A.. Models were produced from the 1970s through the mid-1990s mostly in 1:43 scale. A majority of the castings were inherited from French Dinky. In the late 1980s, Pilen was apparently bought by AHC of the Netherlands. The company was started in the 1960s, diecasting items like colorful metal sailboats and key chains. Pilen made at least 50 different models, in the most convoluted story of diecast seconds and recasts of any successful diecast manufacturer (Colleccion Auto Pilen. No date). Dies were apparently used or copied from a variety of other companies including French Dinky, Corgi Toys, Solido, Mebetoys, Tekno, Politoys (Polistil), and possibly some Mercury models. 2d
  •   garytsl Vehicles represented were mostly European and included Ferraris, Porsches, Renaults, Citroens, Mercedes-Benz, Volvos and some American cars as well. There was also a line of at least eight Formula One cars in 1/43 scale from the 1960s including BRM, Ferrari, Lola-Climax, Lotus-Climax, Cooper-Maserati, Brabham, and Honda. A few helicopters and airplanes were available. Numbering for the regular 1:43 series began with an "M" (perhaps reminiscent of Politoys M-Series) and went from 300 to 500.

    Since this was a Spanish company, it is interesting to note that FIATs are not shown as FIAT, rather they are SEATs (pronounced 'say-ott'). This was FIAT under license in Spain - starting in the 1960s - long before Volkswagen took control of SEAT. Thus it is the SEAT 600, the SEAT 850 Spyder the SEAT 127, etc For all the complexity of origins of the models, however, the products were uniformly of very high quality. Most were done in a refined and handsome manner, with evenly applied colors (Sinclair 1979, p. 392). The paint application was often in a brighter, almost spectraflame (though that is a Mattel term) appearance (Johnson 1998, p. 15). There were many opening features and hoods, trunks, and doors matched the bodies with satisfying precision. Finished parts were thin and svelte and models appear much like Solido - not heavy-handed like some British Dinkys and Corgis.

    Tires were rubber and wheels authentically matched each model - where a generic one was necessary, a handsome wire wheel was employed similar to those seen on Politoys M Series. Sometimes the chemical reaction in the rubber compound of the wheels could cause melting of the plastic on the base plates of the display cases, but unlike Sablon diecast made in Belgium (which also had Spanish associations) whose plastic wheels all melted with contact with rubber tires, the problem was avoided on Pilen models by using metal wheels. 2d
  •   garytsl These models did not appear rushed into production, though some have experienced cracking of faulty zinc alloy conglomerate 15 to 20 years later. Pilen in the mid-1970s was right up with other 1:43 scale companies packaging their models in clear plastic display cases. The screws used to hold models to the orange and yellow plastic bases, however, held them tightly and the tires often melt and become fused to the plastic of the bases. This is due to a chemical reaction to a softener in the rubber of the tires. With a bit of coaxing, usually the tires pull free from the base with no damage. Typical Pilen brochures were thin narrow folded strips 1 3/4 inches wide which normally advertised thirty cars. On the opposite side, the collector was reminded that five of these strips could be collected and remitted to receive a key chain from "Escuderia" Pilen - such diecast trinkets had been traditional Pilen products for some years. Auto Pilen models were the main diecast toys seen in Spanish department stores El Corte Engles and Galerias Preciados in Spain in the late 1970s. 2d
  •   iwdmacintosh I will look for one now. Thanks. 2d

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  •   garytsl Fun-Ho! Toys were a brand of diecast toy cars and trucks manufactured and distributed by Underwood Engineering Co. Ltd. of Inglewood, New Zealand. Production was started by Jack Underwood about 1935 and continued until 1982. Since this time reproductions have been made also in Inglewood (Taranaki) at the Fun Ho! Toys Museum (Fun Ho! 2015). Currently toys are occasionally cast as museum memorabilia using original molding plates and boxes. The name was always portrayed with the exclamation following Fun Ho! 2d
  •   lovekaelicheyenne Amazing! 2d

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  •   garytsl Actually that's a #W112 pictured, a 300SE based on the chrome embellishment with the centre piece on the rear quarter pillar and continuous chrome strip down the side 2d

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garytsl My Dual 1010 came shipped back from Melbourne without the Spindle! Anyone out there knows or operates Dual Turntables, I know they have the stacker spindles but this one doesn't even have the normal spindle.
#turntable #dual #dual1010 #retro #retromusic #recordplayer #vinyl #vintage #vintagemusic #vintagevinyl #45rpm #33rpm #78rpm
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  •   garytsl @playvinyllondon You familiar with Dual TTs mate? 4d
  •   playvinyllondon If it's about the spindle in order to get it going then I suggest that anything of the same diameter will work - even a pencil end - although I recommend that getting hold of a stubby centre from any DJ rather than stacking deck would work best😀 2d
  •   garytsl @playvinyllondon Thanks for the advice! 2d

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garytsl Retro Paper Bag from the 1960s showing #retrotv #transistorradio & #recordplayer by Nivico, The Victor Company of Japan, Today known as JVC
#retro #retroart #retromusic #retrovinyl #victor #vintage #vintagemusic #vinyl #vintagevinyl #oldtimer #vintageTV #JVC #Nivico
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garytsl Help! Has anyone seen this record player before or knows the manufacturer or history? Seems to be a wind up machine using steel needles on the sound box and made entirely of plastic. Could be an 80s toy reproduction made for promo use. There are no brand markings and no words embossed or inscribed on it.
#retro #retromusic #retrovinyl #recordplayer #vinyl #vintage #vintagemusic #vintagevinyl #45rpm #33rpm #78rpm #youngtimer #oldtimer #phonograph #portablerecordplayer #gramophone #grafonola #victor #rcavictor #columbia #collectable #Concept2000 #toyrecordplayer #hmv
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  •   atan8080 @garytsl How much, I am wondering. 6d
  •   nickalt Cool find 6d
  •   garytsl @edujusuf @atan8080 @nickalt It is indeed a toy. There is no gear mechanism but just a simple winding action that spins the turntable and you must keep winding so the record will play! As I guessed a toy gramophone! Well at least it's in great condition and it is doing what it's supposed to do. No complains. 5d
  •   atan8080 @garytsl So you bought it? 5d
  •   garytsl @atan8080 Already agreed with the Carousell Seller so yes. But he threw in two records so it's all good 5d
  •   atan8080 @garytsl Thanks. 5d
  •   garytsl Update: There are words inscribed. "Phonette" on the cover; on the back "Gateshead Pty Ltd Melbourne Made In Australia" and on the black strap "Gospel Recordings". This was an inexpensive but very hardy gramophone used by missionaries to spread the Word of God. Further web Investigative work shows the Head Office at 122 Glendale Boulevard Los Angeles California 90026 USA and the Australian Branch at Herring Road Eastwood NSW This may have been a JW instrument of war! 5d

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garytsl A Kutoh Gramophone
The Oldest Known Japanese Made Gramophone
Notice the wood encased Sound Box and Lead Weight used as a brake
#gramophone #phonograph #portablerecordplayer #kutoh #kutohgramophone #vintage #vinyl #vintagemusic #vintagevinyl #retro #retromusic #retrovinyl #recordplayer #oldtimer #museum #wood #collectable
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garytsl Look! AMI Continental 1 #Jukebox from 1961
Thinking hard on whether to buy this as its unrestored and needs work but a #barnfind indeed! This George Jetson / Star Trek inspired design was made famous when it featured in the Movie Ghost which Starred the Late Patrick Swayze #AMI #AMIContinental #1961 #retro #retromusic #retrovinyl #recordplayer #vinyl #vintage #vintagemusic #vintagevinyl #oldtimer
Company History
AMI began in 1909 as the National Automatic Music Co, making automatic player pianos. Having designed a mechanism which allowed music rolls to be selected, this was adapted for use in jukeboxes, the first of which was produced in 1927. The mechanism used was the first that could play both sides of 10 records, allowing 20 selections. Aside from modifications to extend the number of selections, this mechanism was used for the next 30 years. The company was renamed to the Automatic Musical Instrument Company (AMI) after World War 2. During the 1950s Licensed manufacturing agreements created BAL-AMI (England), IMA-AMI - Jensen (Denmark) and EDEN-AMI (France). The Automatic Canteen Company bought AMI in 1962, merging it with its subsidiary ROWE AC Services, a manufacturer of coin operated vending machines. Rowe International is still manufacturing jukeboxes today.
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  •   yenjentan Where the heck do you find these things!? 1w
  •   garytsl @yenjentan Picker's Secret 1w
  •   mrboddle Go for it they don't get any better for sound 1w
  •   playvinyllondon Very cool. Let me know if you can't find a home for it - it's about time we revived and started using a proper jukebox - which this undoubtedly is 1w

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garytsl Anyone out there owns this or has the Big Bird Muppet Model holding a baton that sits atop the spindle and spins with the #vinyl record? Love to hear from you... #vintage #vintagevinyl #retro #retrovinyl #sesamestreet #recordplayer #portablerecordplayer #vinyl #33rpm #45rpm #78rpm Made by #Concept2000 #1976 #vintagemusic #retromusic #bigbird #muppets # 1w

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  •   damien_lockwood @garytsl hi Gary in your travels do u come across any W111 4 sale? 1w
  •   garytsl @damien_lockwood Hi Damien. I'm mainly in Singapore now mate and cars are horribly expensive here due to stringent government regulations and taxes. There's lots of good W111s down under. Pity I just sold my two for A$1000 as they were in storage for 10years but really really good cars. Try carsales.com an Aussie site. There's a few there now. Alternatively try the Mercedes Benz Club of Victoria (google them) the club E Newsletter usually has a few Fintails or parts for ... Good luck 1w
  •   shersloh Hi @garytsl is this a classic merc specialist? My family owns a w108 and I'm thinking of getting some work done on the mechanicals. 1w
  •   garytsl @shersloh you're lucky to own a W108 in singapore! The garage is Boon Siong Auto Services at Autobay. They've been servicing Mercedes Benz since the 1970s and are reasonable unlike Cycle & Carriage. Look for Ah Tee. Tel 67465426. He knows me as Ah Tan. If you need more good Classic Merc Mechanics, Oki motor at Alexandra Village is run by Ah Tat 96782304. Ex Cycle & Carriage mechanic. Cheers 1w
  •   shersloh @garytsl many thanks! It is still a work in progress but these things are built tough. 1w
  •   bcbmw Nice! 1w

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