Author Topic: 1950s Johnson card shuffler  (Read 4462 times)

shipnerd

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1950s Johnson card shuffler
« on: July 07, 2013, 11:17:19 PM »
Found this little gem at a local antique mall last week for $4.50. These were popular back when it seemed everybody was playing either bridge or canasta. It was more of a nostalgia purchase than anything else. My parents had this exact model when I was a child back in the '60s and I just loved playing with it!

Yeah, I know. Finally something from me that's NOT a clock!  :.D
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Re: 1950s Johnson card shuffler
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 11:27:38 PM »
cool  *=* *=* *=* *=*


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Re: 1950s Johnson card shuffler
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 11:40:48 PM »
cool  *=* *=* *=* *=*


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Played it during lunch for a year or so, many years back.

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Re: 1950s Johnson card shuffler
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 11:42:27 PM »
I never played any card games, I just played with the cards. ;)

When I bought it, the girl at the counter (I call her a girl, but she may have been around 30) asked me what it was. After I told her it was a card shuffler and explained how it worked, she said "That's cool! I want to get one!" :)
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Re: 1950s Johnson card shuffler
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2013, 03:13:00 PM »
I used to have a battery operated one.  It was a tantalizing idea but it never did work right.   >##
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Re: 1950s Johnson card shuffler
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2013, 07:10:05 PM »
Nothing beats the old manually operated kind. :)
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Re: 1950s Johnson card shuffler
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2013, 08:59:49 AM »
Laurens Hammond (Hammond clocks & Organs) designed one back in the 40's for bridge games did sell that great and was discontinued.

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Re: 1950s Johnson card shuffler
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2013, 11:59:36 AM »
Laurens Hammond (Hammond clocks & Organs) designed one back in the 40's for bridge games did sell that great and was discontinued.

Russ

Was that the Hammond electric bridge table? It came out in the early 1930s, and you're right that it didn't sell very well. Mainly due to the (then) high price. It's a neat gadget, though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghUWUWKwskE
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Re: 1950s Johnson card shuffler
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2013, 07:11:38 AM »
That's it.

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Re: 1950s Johnson card shuffler
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2013, 06:33:09 PM »
Hammond Model 4H Electric Bridge Table by the Hammond Clock Co.
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Re: 1950s Johnson card shuffler
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2015, 06:19:37 PM »
I know this is an old thread, but no older than it's subject.  I wanted to say that putting a coat of Super Lube synthetic grease on the rubber rollers, then letting it be absorbed by them, will give some "bite" to them as they get dried out out with time.  You can get the grease at Harbor freight.  I have had a few of these shufflers, Johnson's primary business was fishing reels.

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Re: 1950s Johnson card shuffler
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2015, 12:32:13 AM »
I know this is an old thread, but no older than it's subject.  I wanted to say that putting a coat of Super Lube synthetic grease on the rubber rollers, then letting it be absorbed by them, will give some "bite" to them as they get dried out out with time.  You can get the grease at Harbor freight.  I have had a few of these shufflers, Johnson's primary business was fishing reels.

Never thought of that. Thanks for the tip!
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Re: 1950s Johnson card shuffler
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2015, 06:01:03 PM »
No problem.  It works with varying degrees of success on many dried out rubber items.

 

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