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by pennymachines
Mon Feb 26, 2024 3:51 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: John Carter with Roger Daltrey
Replies: 0
Views: 53

John Carter with Roger Daltrey

1988: Rock superstar Roger Daltrey was on hand to open the latest attraction at Carter’s Steam Fair – an old penny arcade. The Who frontman had known fair owner John Carter for more than 20 years and shared his enthusiasm for old fairground items. Roger said he used to collect roundabouts which he ...
by pennymachines
Mon Feb 26, 2024 3:40 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Re: Music Machines
Replies: 31
Views: 27166

Re: Music Machines

Le Autophone Coin-op Gramophone, Pathe?



Very rare Le Autophone, most likely made by Pathe. Coin operated from 1910s or later from France. Used in train depots or parlours for entertainment.
by pennymachines
Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:29 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Forum's yearly check up
Replies: 25
Views: 2818

Re: The Forum's yearly check up

I remember talking to Mr PM a long time ago about the possibility of having a proper indexed database of machines and manufacturers, so as machines were added to the site they could be linked to this, including pictures. A serial number index would be an obvious addition to this. I remember there b...
by pennymachines
Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:19 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Dutch Auction Co.
Replies: 10
Views: 3437

Re: Dutch Auction Co.

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: 4649

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: 25
Views: 4060

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: 4
Views: 215

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: 4649

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: 2734

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: 4649

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: 463

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: 69

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: 25
Views: 4060

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: 463

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: 280

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: 25
Views: 2818

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: 109

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: 45

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: 25
Views: 4060

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?