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by pennymachines
Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:42 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: AMECO Step Up To Mike/Fono Post identified
Replies: 11
Views: 4604

Re: AMECO Step Up To Mike/Fono Post identified

Fono Posts were used by soldiers on both sides to send messages to their sweethearts during World War II.

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Here's the 1934 patent GB412509

Close up of record player with earphones on the Dutch example
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by pennymachines
Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:20 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Text and picture alignment
Replies: 24
Views: 3970

Re: Text and picture alignment

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to replicate this on an iMac/Safari (or Chrome, Firefox) browser. I've made some changes anyway, but suspect to no avail. :!?!:
by pennymachines
Fri Feb 23, 2024 8:08 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Rubber bump stop
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Rubber bump stop

What's the outside diam? I think 'rubber mushroom, plug/stop/bumper' are the keywords. Otherwise you might use some solid rubber cylinder for the body attached to a 'small round rubber appliance foot'. :!?!:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/362776285953
by pennymachines
Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: AMECO Step Up To Mike/Fono Post identified
Replies: 11
Views: 4604

Re: AMECO Step Up To Mike/Fono Post identified

The sliding door on the one above has come off its tracks. Too many kids inside? The Fono Post in the Malta museum is well preserved, documented and photographed. This voice recording machine was previously owned by Carabott of Merchants Street, Valletta. It dates back to the 1920s and used to be ou...
by pennymachines
Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:17 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Photo Weigh booth & card identified
Replies: 7
Views: 2725

Re: Photo Weigh booth & card identified

Just some info that some of you may find interesting that I just saw on my family photo from the 1960s (photoweigh LTD photo booth at Brighton palace pier) that I’m restoring. Three of them squeezed in and on my grandad's shoulder was the booth's entrance curtain clearly visible. So from this I can...
by pennymachines
Thu Feb 22, 2024 3:50 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: AMECO Step Up To Mike/Fono Post identified
Replies: 11
Views: 4604

Make your own record in 3 minutes

Make your own record in 3 minutes After You've Gone , 27.09.2013 Blog post about coin-operated voice recording machines. Amusement Equipment Company Fono Post FONO POST.jpg Complete with uniformed attendant to assist and prevent misuse, Netherlands, 1950 British Automatic Company Calibre Recording ...
by pennymachines
Wed Feb 21, 2024 4:55 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Miracle restoration! Backglass for a Roto-Pool
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Miracle restoration! Backglass for a Roto-Pool

Upscayl runs locally (if your computer's up to it).

Krea works online.
by pennymachines
Wed Feb 21, 2024 2:20 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: From the Archives, 1962: The rise of the pokies
Replies: 0
Views: 62

From the Archives, 1962: The rise of the pokies

From the Archives, 1962: The rise of the pokies
The Sydney Morning Herald, August 17, 2022; first published August 8, 1962.
by pennymachines
Wed Feb 21, 2024 2:11 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Text and picture alignment
Replies: 24
Views: 3970

Re: Text and picture alignment

OK, this sounds eerily like the Museum picture alignment issue on Safari/imacs dealt with a year ago (hence the topic merge). I'll look into it today,
by pennymachines
Wed Feb 21, 2024 1:17 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Miracle restoration! Backglass for a Roto-Pool
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Miracle restoration! Backglass for a Roto-Pool

I've played with AI that rescues low resolution images by inventing the missing information, but it just hadn't occurred to me how useful this could be for vintage slot graphics. Very ingenious!
by pennymachines
Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:55 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Fortune Teller Machine Finished!
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Fortune Teller Machine Finished!

It should be a real crowd puller on the arcade. Well done!
by pennymachines
Tue Feb 20, 2024 3:49 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Forum's yearly check up
Replies: 22
Views: 2658

Re: The Forum's yearly check up

Thank you JP & Arrgee. :cool: What I did see at the forum is that almost no one is logged in. Now there were 70 guests and three people logged in. Do people want to stay anonymous these days? I guess many visitors don't need to sign in or register to post a question because the answer's already ...
by pennymachines
Tue Feb 20, 2024 3:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Geo-blocking
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Geo-blocking

I have somewhat reluctantly geo-blocked areas of the site to reduce unwanted traffic and hackers. Unless you're in a country that's both non-European and non-English speaking, this should not affect you. I've also added bot filtering for similar reasons.
by pennymachines
Tue Feb 20, 2024 3:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Posts per page increased
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Posts per page increased

I've upped the number of Forum posts per page from 10 to 20. It's been 10 since the old days of dial-up modems when page and image loads were vastly slower. Only downside is that reference in posts to other posts by page number are messed up (unless I get around to changing them).
by pennymachines
Tue Feb 20, 2024 3:28 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Text and picture alignment
Replies: 24
Views: 3970

Re: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity

arrgee wrote: Sun Feb 18, 2024 2:40 pm The photos are indicated by just an outline and question mark in the centre, is this just my pc/browser or are others getting this?[/color]
It's displaying OK on my desktop and mobile devices. What device/browser are you using?
by pennymachines
Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:43 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Spicers vintage slot machine auctions
Replies: 94
Views: 13326

Spicers Auction 23.02.2024

As nobody else has mentioned it...
A rerun of last year's over-valued lots, plus some new items: Antiques, Arcadia and Fine Auction
by pennymachines
Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Slot Machines on location
Replies: 97
Views: 90825

Re: Arcade Photographs

Clearly these were still doing service in the 1950s. Newcastle Central Station, 1954 Media Storehouse ezgif-6-184a2e2b7d.jpg Liverpool Street Station, 1956 National Railway Museum BAC-LiverpoolSt-15.03.1956.jpg British Rail Eastern Region station, 1956 National Railway Museum BAC-BR-Eastern-Region-1...
by pennymachines
Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:17 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Jennings Continental Star Chief identified
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Jennings Continental identified

From pachitalk forums : From what I've learned so far, this machine was made in 1964 and I think this was the only and last year they were made. The Star Chief is a variant of one of the Continentals that has a star on some of the fruit symbols. If 3 of the same fruits line up with a star on them th...
by pennymachines
Tue Feb 13, 2024 6:11 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors
Replies: 85
Views: 42822

Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Love those images. !!THUMBSX2!! Same machine on the Waterloo Station platform in Waterloo Road . https://pennymachines.co.uk/Forum/download/file.php?id=46028 And in this image posted by slotalot at the start of this topic: https://pennymachines.co.uk/Forum/download/file.php?id=7949&mode=view