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Haydon & Urry Tivoli identified

Postby james eno » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:01 pm

Hello, I am new to the group and just purchased this game at an Estate Sale for Robin Leach from his house in California. I can only find a similar pic of one that was a cigar trade stimulator. It still has some of the original fortune cards still in it. Can any one give me info such as maker and date of manufacturing ? someone in one of my other groups thought it may have been a tribute to Haley's Comet in 1910 and possibly made by Haydon & Urry. But I cant find any pics of it.. Thank you in advance...
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Re: Any info on this machine would be appreciated

Postby JC » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:21 pm

Your machine was indeed made by Haydon & Urry, c.1895 and is called Tivoli. None of the paperwork and graphics on the machine and playfield are original. The machine is not a fortune teller.
A coin successfully aimed at the centre column would have dispensed a card, which would then have been redeemed for a cigar. Coins falling into the outer columns would be returned.

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Re: Any info on this machine would be appreciated

Postby JC » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:00 pm

Here's what it should look like......
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Re: Any info on this machine would be appreciated

Postby james eno » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:40 pm

Thank you... Now I know why I cant find one like it.. I grew up watching his show and thought it would be cool to have a piece associated with him....Did it take an English 1 cent piece ?

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Re: Any info on this machine would be appreciated

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Re: Any info on this machine would be appreciated

Postby james eno » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:25 am

Yes....

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Re: Any info on this machine would be appreciated

Postby brigham » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:40 am

Does the conversion itself have any historical merit? Could it be inspired by the 1910 'space' mania?

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Re: Haydon & Urry Tivoli identified

Postby pennymachines » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:55 pm

james eno wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:40 pm
Did it take an English 1 cent piece ?
It would have taken the old British penny.
Well done on your acquisition. I assume you bought it at reserve, because Clars Auction Gallery listed it as 'passed'.

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Re: Haydon & Urry Tivoli identified

Postby gameswat » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:03 pm

James, I'd certainly leave it just as it is if it were mine as the revamped artwork is charming and obviously old.

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Re: Haydon & Urry Tivoli identified

Postby james eno » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:39 am

brigham wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:40 am
Does the conversion itself have any historical merit? Could it be inspired by the 1910 'space' mania?
A member in another group thought maybe something to do with Haley's Comet that passed by in 1910... but no idea if any connection.
pennymachines wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:55 pm
I assume you bought it at reserve, because Clars Auction Gallery listed it as 'passed'.
I was actually surprised I got it... Put a reserve bid in for $425 and figured it would go for more.. Got a message saying I won the bid...
gameswat wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:03 pm
James, I'd certainly leave it just as it is if it were mine as the revamped artwork is charming and obviously old.
Defiantly will... I love it the way it is...


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