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by arrgee
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Repro Exhibit Supply Tiger's Tail identified
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Repro Exhibit Supply Tiger's Tail identified

Gameswat, your knowledge never ceases to amaze !WORSHIPFULL!

The chap who owned this often made trips to the States so the repro scenario (and condition of the machine) would make sense.
by arrgee
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Repro Exhibit Supply Tiger's Tail identified
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Repro Exhibit Supply Tiger's Tail identified

A machine that I saw a while ago, Tigers Tail: put your foot on the metal plate, pull the rope hard and with any luck a roar will be heard. (Another machine was by its side hence cut-off portion of lower left hand side) Stands about 5ft high.

Anyone know the make, I was told Ahrens?
by arrgee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Ahrens Jolly Fireman
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: Jolly Fireman

I'm guessing it's at Swindon Thats right Jerry, on display at the STEAM museum. It's not original though - it's one of two built a few years ago So that would explain why it does not have the typical Ahrens claw feet. Very good repro though, is the Ahrens oval name plate also repro? I see that the ...
by arrgee
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Ahrens Jolly Fireman
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Ahrens Jolly Fireman

Saw this Ahrens Jolly Fireman recently, rather nice example. Pity about the awful plastic tub at the bottom to catch the coin return, it has a BMCo style pinned coin return and I guess it would have originally taken a penny so the current 20p would just fly off over the floor without the tub
by arrgee
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Interesting photo from the '50s
Replies: 17
Views: 1635

Re: Interesting photo from the '50s

JC wrote:The allwin on the wall behind the bandits looks like a Wonders '24 Cup'
That is what I also thought Jerry - very distinctive backflash
by arrgee
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Shefras Crackerjack & BMCo Smithy
Replies: 30
Views: 3707

Re: Interesting Shefras allwin case

Not seen that playfield version of a Crackerjack before, all the other (earlier?) versions I have seen have been as per the photo. This one was sold at the 2016 Coventry auction - and a nice machine too
by arrgee
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Palm reading fortune tellers
Replies: 19
Views: 4638

Re: Palm reading fortune tellers

sweetmeats wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:27 pm
The interesting thing about this machine is that it works on the left hand.
I see that the coin slot on the right, sweetmeats, so it would be natural to first place your left hand down and then put the coin in with your right hand.
by arrgee
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bajazzo Clown wall machines
Replies: 121
Views: 10876

Re: Clown Catcher payout conversion

Definitely not a faded red or green as the hidden and unexposed edges are a slightly darker brown. It is always easy to apply today's values, concepts and ideas to yesterday's things. When these were first in production, life was so different and perhaps it was considered pleasant to look at, visua...
by arrgee
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bajazzo Clown wall machines
Replies: 121
Views: 10876

Re: Clown Catcher payout conversion

Gameswat wrote:I've never seen any in original light brown/gold
Interesting Gameswat, I have had a few of these machines in the past and all of them have had the light brown/gold baize back cloth and certainly looked to be the original cloth
by arrgee
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bajazzo Clown wall machines
Replies: 121
Views: 10876

Re: Clown Catcher payout conversion

Question for the Gurus on this site: I have been given to understand that the early clown catchers had a light brown/gold back cloth and that this colour lasted up to around WW1, then the colour of the cloth was changed to green, then finally red (or was it red then finally green?). However, does a...