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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby badpenny » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:58 am

moonriver wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:03 am
This fortune teller is similar to the Brighton Museum Adelphi Man Co Gipsy Fortune Teller and only has one central eye in the forehead which is unusual. It doesn't work, and I haven't seen one working, wonder if the eye moves?
To be honest here, I don't really think any of them really work you know?

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Interesting arcade photo

Postby coppinpr » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:49 pm

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I found this photo and thought at first it must be in the UK because of the sailor in the photo, but on closer examination im not so sure..sailors do travel, at least he seems to have pulled a pretty (but expensive looking) girl. Some interesting machines in the background.
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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby pennymachines » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:15 am

The Bee Amusement Arcade, Blackpool, with Brenner Human Analyst, Bradshaw Green Ray and Wheel Em In sign, from the Cyril Critchlow Collection.
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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby coppinpr » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:43 pm

All the following photos are of arcades (except two) in the USA, but all show interesting machines or are of special interest, which is why I've added them.
The first is a non arcade photo. It shows the staggering collection of single flipper Gotllieb pinballs owned by Mr D.Murphy. They are arranged in chronological order and number 47 machines!

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The next two are from what "claims" to be the oldest continuous penny arcade in the world. It is in Spring Lake, Rhode Island, and opened in 1929. It still has 11 one penny machines in operation and some of these have been there since 1929.
The first is a fairly modern photo of the arcade and the second is from 1942 and seems to show the same football machine.

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These three are from Wonderland, Kansas City. Two show their bank of Bingo pin balls. I included these because of the interesting signs above the machines. The third is their "fortune teller corner".

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This one is the Exhibit Supply show rooms and their jolly sales team (no wonder they eventually went broke).

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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby coppinpr » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:49 pm

I've been improving the Jennings section of my penny-arcade.info site,https://www.penny-arcade.info/the-jennings-collection and was delving into his early days with the Mills company. It's quite well known that one of his first important jobs there was running the Mills exhibit at the St Louis World's Fair so I dug about till I found more info on this project. I'm now wondering if this might not be the largest slot arcade ever. The massive building was part designed by Thomas Edison and was listed as "The Mills Edisonia Spectatorium" and it would seem Edison was involved in the electrical side for the building was one of the few illuminated at night (very much so it would seem). The information from the time states it contained, "hundreds of slot machines" and was the only free exhibit at the fair (I bet it made more money than those that charged entry). I can't find a photo of the inside,which is both a pity and strange as the building also housed the official photographer for the fair.
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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby cait001 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:54 pm

woody2 wrote:
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What's that wide vertical machine at the center of the photograph?

Also I'm confused by the sign that says
Kit, Kat. 'dad'

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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby JC » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:44 pm

What's that wide vertical machine at the center of the photograph?
It's a Cromptons drop-case wall machine. I recall there were four themes, all basically the same machine. That could be 'Sky Divers' but it's not really clear enough to tell.
Also I'm confused by the sign that says
Kit, Kat. 'dad'
Followed by 'Win a Kit Kat - probably refers to a 'Win a Kit Kat' allwin. Taking into account the way you've spelt 'centre', I guess you may not be from these shores - America or Canada perhaps? In which case you may not be familiar with Kit-Kat chocolate bars, although I should have thought that they were well known more or less world-wide.

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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby coppinpr » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:04 am

There is something about this restaurant photo that says "only in the USA" ...but I can't put my (trigger) finger on it?
A couple of Mills Extras, and what could be an original "Melon Bell"!!
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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby john t peterson » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:36 pm

In America, you never know when you might have to shoot someone. Having the rifles on the wall of your favorite restaurant saves time from having to go out to your pickup truck to retrieve your own weapon.

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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby treefrog » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:53 pm

john t peterson wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:36 pm
In America, you never know when you might have to shoot someone. Having the rifles on the wall of your favorite restaurant saves time from having to go out to your pickup truck to retrieve your own weapon.

J Peterson
Making America Great Again, one gun at a time !SHOOT!
Especially in times of crisis


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