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by JC
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Old and the New
Replies: 11
Views: 249

Re: OLD AND THE NEW

My New Years resolution for 2020 will be to visit as many vintage arcades as possible as only been to Jerry’s so far...... Good man, Tom !!THUMBSX2!! Be sure to visit next year, as it will be your last chance :#: I shall be closing for good in September, but more of that in the New Year. Jerry
by JC
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Empire Amusement Machine Fortune Teller
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Empire Amusement Machine Fortune Teller

The dial appears very similar to the Bolland Predicta fortune tellers. However, I'd say Oliver Whales - the elaborate coin entries (which at the rear also incorporate the coin acceptor mechanisms) are often found on Whales Kiss-O-Meter machines.
by JC
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Bob Klepner
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Re: Bob Klepner

I know this is very late, but I just wanted to add my two old penny-worth. From the time I started the magazine, Bob always kept in touch. He gave me much assistance on many occasions, in particular on the subjects of mutoscopes and BAC machines. We generally communicated by email, but there were se...
by JC
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Can anyone tell me anything about this allwin?
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Can anyone tell me anything about this allwin?

I'd certainly agree that the ratchet wheel (arrowed by Mr P in green) is entirely commensurate with the Bryans variable pressure unit, although in this instance it doesn't appear to serve any useful purpose. However, I do note that from the many screw holes in the back-board, there are parts of the ...
by JC
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryans allwin anti tilt device
Replies: 24
Views: 2424

Re: Bryans allwin anti tilt device

I have a Fivewin with the so-called anti tilt device, and I agree with Arrgee, that this is another feature of Bryans allwins that was next to useless. I think I've said it before on this forum, that Bryans allwins are unnecessarily overly complicated and that much of the design makes them not parti...
by JC
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Ahrens Jolly Fireman
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: Ahrens Jolly Fireman

is the Ahrens oval name plate also repro? I'd guess so. Notice the two screws either side of the coin entry are in the wrong place - one of which is a brass slotted round-head and the other a counter-sunk pozi :tut Just for clarity - the machine at Milestones is an original Ahrens, whilst I suspect...
by JC
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Early French Allwin
Replies: 15
Views: 1555

Re: Early French Allwin

So who told him the machine dates from the late 1890s?
by JC
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Ahrens Jolly Fireman
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: Jolly Fireman

Very nice Arrgee - I'm guessing it's at Swindon? - I recognise the decorative railings. It's not original though - it's one of two built a few years ago. As far as I can recall, it was always intended to operate on 20p, so there's no excuse really for the inappropriate coin return - that Tupperware ...
by JC
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: EU
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

EU

Hurrah!!!! After a seven month delay, we've finally left the EU !!YIPPEE!! God save the queen /\UK/\

Oh, hang on.....seems we haven't......again :#:
by JC
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Shefras Crackerjack & BMCo Smithy
Replies: 31
Views: 4935

Re: Interesting Shefras allwin case

Not seen that playfield version of a crackerjack before..... In the more common version of Crackerjack, the numbers that appear in the centre cut-out of the playfield are on a drum that revolves one notch every time the payout knob is turned. On the later version, the numbers are printed on a disc ...