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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:11 pm 
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Location: Walnutport, PA
my family is holding a public sale on Saturday, April 4th at Becky's Drive-In, 4548 Lehigh Drive, Walnutport, PA 18088 and will be selling a 1949 Manley Popcorn Machine from our drive-in theatre. It was used there in the 1950's and has been in storage ever since. It needs some work, the top part is in pieces, but all the pieces are there. We have the manual for it. It says M-46, M-47 model on the manual. Not sure which one it actually is. It has red plastic corners on the top.
If you want to ask me any other questions you can email me at cindy@beckysdi.com
thanks
cindy


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:34 am 
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Cindy send me some photos, so I thought I would post them.

The machine is an M-48 Tabletop. Basically, the tabletop uses the top half of the cabinet version. Its deminsion are approximately 3 feet wide, 2 feet deep, and 4 feet high. It will require a dedicated electrcial circuit to run. The M-line was Manley's new model for the post-war era until it was replaced by the Aristocrat around 1950. The M-46, M-47, M-48, and M-49 are almost identical. The M-48 indicates that it was made in 1948. This matches will with Cindy saying it was a 1949 model. It was probably made in late 1948 and was new for Becky's Drive-In 1949 Season.

As best as I can tell from the photos, the machine looks to be complete. It also looks to be in good condition. This looks to be an easy machine to restore. One other interesting aspect of this machine are the decals on this machine; this is the first time that I have seen decals on an M-line model. And, they look to be in good condition.

The auction looks to be very interesting, here is the online sale flyer: http://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/594379.html.

Hopefully, this machine finds a good home.

Here are the photos:
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:52 am 
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Here is the restored machine at The Grand Theater in East Greenville, PA. Their web site is
http://www.thegrandtheater.org/.

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Great job on the restoration!

Ross.


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