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by atticbrowser
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Gottlieb Roto Pool 1958
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Gottlieb Roto Pool 1958

That’s a lovely wood rail machine you have there and congrats on solving the start up problem. Do you know anything about where it has been for the past 60 years?
by atticbrowser
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Look what I found
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Look what I found

Thank you gameswot. Yes it does appear to be complete, unmolested and original. I have been thinking carefully about cosmetic restoration and for the time being I’ll limit it to a gentle wipe with a soft cloth. The key is missing of course so currently the innards are only accessible from the back. ...
by atticbrowser
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Look what I found
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Look what I found

I brought this Pickwick home today. It appears to be complete and working apart from only having one ball. (I set up the jokes, you supply the punchlines).
More when I’ve examined it more carefully.
by atticbrowser
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Where was this arcade?
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

Re: Where was this arcade?

I was wondering if the phrase ‘take a shock and look pleasant’ wasn’t a claim that the electricity would improve your appearance. Rather it was a challenge to see if you could keep a cheerful face while you received the shock. ‘Look pleasant’ was a phrase often used by Victorian and Edwardian studio...
by atticbrowser
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Coin operated stereo viewers
Replies: 79
Views: 33499

Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

badpenny wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:27 pm

Fascinating, and how far apart are your eyes?
I had them surgically adjusted years ago to be the same distance apart as the two lenses on my stereo viewers.

PS I also think this is a standard parlour table top viewer that has been adjusted to coin-operation.
by atticbrowser
Sun May 05, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Oliver Whales floor-standing & counter-top 3D stereoviewers
Replies: 38
Views: 9260

Whales stereo viewer coin mech advice

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin. After the interesting discussion we had a few months ago about coin-op stereo viewers I’ve been prompted to get my coin op viewers out of the various cupboards and guest bedrooms where they have been languishing. I’ve resolved to get at least a couple of them tidi...
by atticbrowser
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning
Replies: 19
Views: 5870

Re: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning

Thank you both! I’ll get on with this and come back when I have some progress.
by atticbrowser
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning
Replies: 19
Views: 5870

Re: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning

An update and request for advice on next steps please. I’ve not been idle. Apart from earning a living I’ve been fiddling with the mech every day in the hope that either repeated firing would loosen a gummed up joint or I’d be able to see where the jamming is. I’ve also fired vast quantities of plus...
by atticbrowser
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning
Replies: 19
Views: 5870

Re: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning

Just a quick update, with not a lot to report. I’ve been continuing to fire the mechanism with mostly the same result BUT on two occasions it has spontaneously applied the brakes correctly and so completed the cycle. I wasn’t able to identify anything about those two successful cycles that was diffe...