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by gameswat
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: More Money than Brains....
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: More Money than Brains....

Not sure why the current prices in particular have your goat in a flurry Roger, because there have always been high priced machines. A friend of mine who was a major player in jukeboxes from 1974 onwards (he said that was too late to get involved mind you) has a great photo on his workshop wall take...
by gameswat
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: More Money than Brains....
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: More Money than Brains....

Well since this is the last of Mel Getlans world class collection going to auction there is indeed a precedent set by his first auction in 2012, when over 300 pieces sold for a million dollars! Mel had one of the top 5 collections ever put together, known for rarity and fine condition, and most of t...
by gameswat
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Ice Hockey table players' sticks cut down?
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Ice Hockey table players' sticks cut down?

Not having worked on a Rockola version I can't say what the men are made of, but on the half a dozen different brands I've had all were bronze, which I'd think this is too. Just place a magnet to test if it's cast iron. Not a big issue whatever it's made of to repair as both can be brazed no prob wi...
by gameswat
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Barrel of Fun
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Barrel of Fun

Well guys, just like every other conspiracy in history this one played out just perfectly! By us laying that machine especially suited to one JP right under his nose we well and truly suckered him back into the fold of loyal Penny Machine collectors! And being a Yank, he'll never suspect a thing.......
by gameswat
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Barrel of Fun
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Barrel of Fun

Forgot to mention the payout cup was likely salvaged from a Bajazzo/Clown. And presumably the payout and handle mech from an Allwin. The pediment hangs too far over the side edges which I've never seen on a production piece as just asking to get snapped off. So definitely pieced together from leftov...
by gameswat
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Barrel of Fun
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Barrel of Fun

The barrels and rhd mech looks very similar to John's machine, but the rest appears to be a later revamp in the 20's or 30's, and converted to payout Pennies.
by gameswat
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project
Replies: 88
Views: 5024

Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

AWESOME job Paul! Love it!!
by gameswat
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryan clock not working
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Bryan clock not working

Someone has poorly sprayed over the original paint though so maybe the red parts are hidden?
by gameswat
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryan’s clock key to handle conversion.....
Replies: 18
Views: 682

Re: Bryan’s clock key to handle conversion.....

I'd suggest comparing this mech with another as the clock key should be more than enough leverage to power it. I've worked on many of them all dates and always very easy to rotate when running correctly.
by gameswat
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Williams Spanish Eyes pinball
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Spanish eyes

They usually get taken off, as they're a bit loud for home use. Except most E/M machines with bells/gongs didn't even make it to home use with sounds intact! I don't remember any home users ever asking me to remove them, but well over half the many hundreds of machines we purchased from operators t...