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by dickywink
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: 1950s - '60s British arcade photos
Replies: 19
Views: 1554

Re: 1950s British arcade photos

Some amazing photos there ... and some stories to be told about running arcades in those days ... Here is a photo that was sent to me by Freddy Bailey for my website www.ditchburn.co.uk it shows his fathers arcade in 1955 which was situated at the top of Mundesley Cliffs in North Norfolk, the arcade...
by dickywink
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bell Fruit Strike
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Bell Fruit Strike

hi plupke123

The Place for all the information you require regarding restoring and parts for old Fruitmachines and lots more can be found here ...
https://www.fruitemu.co.uk/ib/index.php?/index

Hope this Helps
Dicky
by dickywink
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified
Replies: 18
Views: 1892

Re: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified

Excuse my Investigative behaviour .... But is the one posted by Paul and the one posted by PM from EH action exactly the same machine but with a bit of timber added on top? It seems to me that the wood grains and markings are exactly the same. :D PM.jpg paul.jpg Evenin' All, Detective Inspector Dick...
by dickywink
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jamieson’s Autofruit range 1962 - 64
Replies: 15
Views: 1945

Re: Jamieson’s Autofruit range 1962 - 64

Hopefully that will help a little bit... Unfortunately the Starlet did not have a variator motor so that is not shown.

All the best ... dicky
by dickywink
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Re: Music Machines
Replies: 26
Views: 10179

Re: Music Machines

Hi PM and thanks for the reply and the add of the Ditchburn to the museum, The Terra Technica Museum is owned by a guy called Ronald Seunig, he started the Excaliber City complex many years ago by selling duty free booze and cigs to the tourists that crossed the border on coaches and cars and the wh...
by dickywink
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Re: Music Machines
Replies: 26
Views: 10179

Re: Music Machines

I noticed a couple of videos above from Terra Technica ... if you don't know about this place it's definitely worth a visit. It's a museum that follows the coin operated phonograph and music box from conception to the current day. Over 900 jukeboxes on display some that can be played by inserting a ...
by dickywink
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The future of our hobby and collaboration
Replies: 8
Views: 2430

Re: The future of our hobby and collaboration

great Info Thanks Mr PM If Only the Coin Slot part of worlds fair was digitally scanned and available just like Billboard Magazine in the USA ... if that suddenly appeared i'm sure it would answer a lot of our question overnight .... Regarding Hawtins of Blackpool, I understand that Percy Hawtins gr...
by dickywink
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The future of our hobby and collaboration
Replies: 8
Views: 2430

Re: The future of our hobby and collaboration

After spending over a year researching Hawtins involvement with Ditchburn for my History website www.ditchburn.co.uk i was running out of places to look for new information, i then stumbled across a great resource, which is a searchable website that holds all the Billboard and Cashbox Magazines ( th...
by dickywink
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The future of our hobby and collaboration
Replies: 8
Views: 2430

Re: The future of our hobby and collaboration

Hi Treefrog
absolutely agree, information like this is what keeps the hobby alive and gets the interest of new collectors and also helps keep the restorations as authentic as possible ... im from the older generation and we cant take it with us :)

all the best
Dicky
by dickywink
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Kraft Machines Brochure and price list 1966-67
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Kraft Machines Brochure and price list 1966-67

Hi Guys It's been a while since I have posted here, this is because I have spent most of the last year working on the History of Ditchburn Jukeboxes website at www.ditchburn.co.uk. I have been looking for schematics and brochures for Ditchburn Machines and was kindly given some by a jukebox engineer...