Yes; my question was motivated by the”other thread” on the US forum.
Apparently, I offended Freddy by questioning his credentials (which I don’t think I did and certainly I didn’t intend to do).
He was so unusually defensive that it made me wonder if the title of Official Coin Op Historian for the UK was a real government established position with responsibilities,
or perhaps it’s an honorary title, or perhaps it’s just something that you on this forum call him.
If it’s not a real government position, it’s a good idea and it should be one.
In the US, we have the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian and I think that they may have designated experts in various fields of expertise.
We have several guys in the US who could fill such a position (as I’m sure you do in the UK) if we could get them to designate a coin machine category (if it’s not already existing).
That type of exposure could only be good for the hobby and may even generate some fresh interest in coin machines.