The Coffe Vertical and the Melehan Valiant
The same thing can be said of the Coffe Vertical and the
Melehan Valiant that was said of the Wirechief's Key and the Midget...they are so darn rare they also deserve their own page!
The Coffe Vertical Mecograph may be the oldest bug still
The Melehan Valiant, Huntington Beach, CA ca. 1940
Horace Martin of Vibroplex sued and successfully
put out of business most companies that infringed on his patent. But
so many of the bootleg bugs were being used that for a price, usually
a few dollars, his agent (Albright) would sell a license allowing the
bug to be used. The label reads "This Machine is Licensed by but Not
Guaranteed Nor Manufactured by J.E. Albright."
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