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Topic: Hoffman Coin Chest
Message: Posted by: kbfnyf (Aug 21, 2004 11:06AM)
Do any of the Café Members have experience with the reproductions of the classic Hoffman coin chest made by George Richbark & Co. or Owen Magic Supreme. Are there any other manufacturers currently producing these.

Bailey
Message: Posted by: Dave Dorsett (Aug 23, 2004 02:32PM)
Bailey,
First, a caveat... George Richbark was formerly my partner in a previous business. There, full disclosure is out of the way!
Once upon a time I helped build those and I never want to see another of the #@*% things again in my life! They are difficult to manufacture and adjust. George has years of experience creating those by hand, they work very well and look good.
I notice Owen's has finally changed their design as for years it was a VERY antique looking piece, indeed an anachronism. Most Owen products work well but be sure to check the prices... Owen believes all of their own press.
Message: Posted by: kbfnyf (Aug 23, 2004 03:39PM)
Dave,

Thanks for the info...I did go ahead & place an order with George. It sounds like the skill & energy involved in making these justifies the price.

Bailey
Message: Posted by: bcookmagic (Sep 7, 2004 02:51PM)
Hi there Bailey, Pleaase let me know what you think of the coin chest when you get it. I have been wanting to get one for a while but have not.Thanks Brian Cook