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American Slot Machines in Print (4 of 8)

History, Appreciation and Identification


Slot Machine Buyer's Handbook by David L Saul.

Every conceivable aspect of buying an American slot machine is covered with many photographs: strengths and weaknesses of specific makes and models, how to find, choose, evaluate, avoid pitfalls and fakes, parts availability, how they work, a buyer's comparison of 800 machines, etc. Softback, 322 pages, b/w.

1990, Mead Publishing Company, Nevada, ISBN 0-934422-02-8.

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Slot Machines by D Ladwig.

Full page colour shots and information about many rare American gambling machines from 1897-1960. (Translated by Phil Goddard from the original German edition). Hardback, 80 pages, all colour. Our Price: 8

1994, Tiger Books, London, ISBN 1-85501-482-3.

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Slot Machines and Coin-Op Games - A Collector's Guide To One-Arm Bandits And Amusement Machines by Bill Kurtz.

Penny novelty arcade, baseball, shooting, bowling, pinball, and fruit machines. Features many later arcade games not covered in other books. Hardback, 128 pages, all colour (out of print). Our Price: 14

1996, Grange Books, UK, ISBN 1856278921.

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Slot Machines - A Pictorial History of The First 100 Years (5th Edition) by Marshall Fey.

Very comprehensive American book by the grandson of the inventor of the one-arm-bandit, tracing the story of the full range of American coin-operated devices from the 1890s to the present. Over 400 illustrations, mostly in colour with separate price guide. Hardback, 256 pages, colour. Our Price: 35

1989, Liberty Belle Books, Nevada, ISBN 0-9623852-0-4.

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Slot Machines - A Pictorial Review by D G Christensen.

This has the distinction of being the first slot machine collector book, it shows 59 gambling machines dating from 1889 to 1973, each with a description and full page line drawings. Hardback, 123 pages, b/w.

1972 (Revised 1976), Vestal Press, USA, ISBN 0-911572-13-9.

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Slot Machines on Parade by Robert N Geddes.

Hard to find American slot machine classic with good historical commentary on the design of 115 immaculately restored antique gambling machines (1895-1979), each pictured in excellent full page colour plates. Hardback, 200 pages, all colour (out of print). Our Price: 45

1980, Mead Publishing Co., USA, ISBN 0-934422-16-8.

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