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by pennymachines
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: 1937 Shipman trade stim info please
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: 1937 Shipman trade stim info please

There's a Shipman 'Select-A-Bar 4 column Table Model Vending Machine' in the October 10th Rosmalen sale.
by pennymachines
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Up and Coming Auction in the Netherlands
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Up and Coming Auction in the Netherlands

I put this auction in the Calendar yesterday. I also wondered why a Swiss Auction Company (located at Weierwiesstrasse 8, 9113 Degersheim) are running a sale in Holland. As TF says, it's strange that on their site they list amusement machines sold from The Dubai Collection of Fine Mechanical Instrum...
by pennymachines
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Laser-cut Mylar stencils for repainting geometric designs
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Stencils

Thank you for the detailed description of the process. I've moved the topic to Tips & Tricks because I'm sure it could prove useful to others attempting something similar. Clearly it can produce a very satisfactory result. !THUMBS!
by pennymachines
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Brenco Swinging Swinger
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Brenco Swinging Swinger

I've put all the info you posted about the Barry's Amusement sale in the Arena (and given you a free year's subs.) Interesting how well attended this early sale was, even though it wasn't city-based. What a charming little arcade it was! Makes me quite nostalgic, not least for the days when an aucti...
by pennymachines
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Oh Boy Gum vending machine
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: Oh Boy Gum vending machine

It has the same connotation, but judging by the very white-faced character, I suspect that's not what the advertisers had in mind. A ninny is just a fool or simpleton, so maybe they're suggesting you'd have to be one to buy these sweets? :o Re. preserving the graphics, I think you just need to keep ...
by pennymachines
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Oh Boy Gum vending machine
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: Oh Boy gum vending machine

Does the vendor read, 'BRITISH & BOY IT'S PURE'?

I'm guessing this isn't the same Oh Boy gum made by the Goudey Gum Co. of Boston, Massachusetts in the 1920s. Maybe they had to change the name, which could account for the obscurity.
by pennymachines
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Swastika Symbol on Coin Operated Machines
Replies: 14
Views: 557

Re: Swastika Symbol on Coin Operated Machines

A rabbit's foot.
by pennymachines
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Rotolite wiring diagram and notes
Replies: 0
Views: 173

Rotolite wiring diagram and notes

These diagrams were placed in the cashbox of a Rotolite by the previous owner who had totally rewired it. I don't know how closely they adhere to the original Rotolite wiring spec.
by pennymachines
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Repairing a cog
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Repairing a cog

A keystone cut behind the missing tooth, for a good mechanical join to the soldered-in piece, which you then file down to match the existing teeth.

This one has straight teeth, but gives the idea:

by pennymachines
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Swastika Symbol on Coin Operated Machines
Replies: 14
Views: 557

Re: Swastika Symbol on Coin Operated Machines

The swastika on the first machine IS unusual as it points the wrong way for the good luck version. The Nazis reversed the Buddhist (and several other old religions) good luck symbol for their flag/logo. I think you're mistaken. The swastika was an auspicious symbol for thousands of years before the...