Bonzini Bridge Transporter

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Bonzini Bridge Transporter

Postby Chiparius » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:08 pm

Bonzini Bridge Transporter 1930
Complete original and working condition
Rare white original top sign
Regards
Mario
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Re: Bonzini Bridge Transporter

Postby JHSS-1944 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:24 am

Mario; very nice ! something you don't see every day. French use also.
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Re: Bonzini Bridge Transporter

Postby sam2002 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:17 am

Outstanding find ! Really dig the old Diggers!
Did you have to do any restoration to the machine ?
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Re: Bonzini Bridge Transporter

Postby Chiparius » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:32 am

Hi Sam
Just one the Bonzini I change the electric,but like old school
And looking for the 3 look for the doors ,I think Mills lock will work

The Buckley find like the pictures original wood ,must of the Buckley are painted black ,the Buckley the find of my total
Collection

I only missing the cash box
Regards and fine Hollidays wishes

Mario
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Re: Bonzini Bridge Transporter

Postby Chiparius » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:51 am

Hi Jeff

Nice find the Frans digger Bonzini Bridge Transporter, I now it for 30 years white my friend,said his had cancer and passed away ,but wanted the digger go to my.

The Buckley find original like on the pictures ,that the best find off my life,most Buckley the find are painted black ,this one the owner have it almost 30 years ,and the bought it from the first owner from the hotel.

Regards
And nice holiday wishes

Mario
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Re: Bonzini Bridge Transporter

Postby sam2002 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:18 pm

Chiparius wrote:Hi Sam
Just one the Bonzini I change the electric,but like old school
And looking for the 3 look for the doors ,I think Mills lock will work

The Buckley find like the pictures original wood ,must of the Buckley are painted black ,the Buckley the find of my total
Collection

I only missing the cash box
Regards and fine Hollidays wishes

Mario


Hi Mario
Locks for the Buckley digger are made by Dudley lock company . Supposedly the Dudley lock is identical to a Mills lock .
I had thought all Buckley Deluxe were painted black . Nice to see the variation in natural wood ! Your Buckley really looks nice .
Do you have a picture of an original cash box ? I have to cash boxes , both are different size . I don't think either one is an original .
Nice diggers you have !
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Re: Bonzini Bridge Transporter

Postby automaticpleasures » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:11 am

Sorry, but as far as I know the original format of the Buckley case was black- never wood grain- it is an Art Deco masterpiece of design- in black and chrome- a wonderful machine
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Re: Bonzini Bridge Transporter

Postby Chiparius » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:48 am

Hi
This I answer I got from the best collector I know from diggers hi now the most off diggers machines,
You could have it black lacquer or Mahogany finish!
See letter I resive from the best I now on diggers!

Mario:

Yes. Yes. You have made the best buy of your life! That is an excellent machine. Quite beautiful. Remarkable that you got it Again: CONGRATULATIONS!

To answer your question: That model Buckley was known as the "Deluxe", it was also sometimes called the "Chicago Deluxe" because a previous model was called the "Chicago". It was offered from the factory in black lacquer or mahogany finish. I have found that they were both made of birch wood and then either stained "mahogany" or painted black.

There is an old booklet about this model with many interesting details and facts, including parts blueprints. It is called "The Coin Slot Guide to the Buckley Digger" . I think it is available at the Crow River Trading Co. web site. Try: www.crowriver.com in the books category. If you can get one you will enjoy having it to go with your machine.

I am very happy for you to make this purchase. I know you love these things.

My best from Texas,
Jim Roller
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Re: Bonzini Bridge Transporter

Postby Chiparius » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:52 am

Hi Sam ,
This the pictures from the cas box original
Regards
Mario
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