Mechanical coin slide mechanisms

The latest coin slide, the Straight Six, can operate on 1 to 6 coins of different diameter and is mechanically programmable. To date 350,000 of these have found their way around the world.

Currently these are not available to purchase via this online shop, but please telephone 020 8989 2833/2012 where will be able to assist you with any requirements you may have. We can make this mechanism for virtually any worldwide currency or token.

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Copper has a higher melting point than steel and is the only material used to hold fire alarm cables in place. These cables nowadays can be soft core but for fire alarms Mineral insulated cable is the best available.


Essex Engineering was established in 1935 and moved to its present premises in 1940. During the 2nd World War, it made metal stampings for the MOD. After the war, in 1948 it started to produce the range of copper clips and saddles for Pyrotenax cable (mineral insulated cable) together with the terminating tools necessary for installation.


We produced over 20 million copper clips, saddles and spacer bars along with tens of thousands of different terminating tools.


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