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by pennymachines
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hoopers Automatics
Replies: 22
Views: 11585

Re: Hoopers Automatics

So perhaps the pediment on that example is original. I thought it looked older in style than the game it sits on (which was introduced in 1935, according to Braithwaite). It certainly adds a bit of class.
by pennymachines
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Whales Win a Chew backflash
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Whales Win a Chew backflash

Forum member scotty has this one.
by pennymachines
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines
Replies: 136
Views: 70812

Re: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines

There's a 360 degree view of the mechanism in this Collector Connector video. The disc is shown spinning but payout is not shown working. :!?!:

by pennymachines
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Micro Crystalline Wax Polish
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Micro Crystalline Wax Polish

Not seen that one before. I'm always in pursuit of the perfect silicone-free wax polish. Feedback on its metal protecting prowess is mixed... I match your "Appointment to Her Majesty" and "Formulated in the British Museum’s Research Laboratory'' with an "Appointment to Her Majest...
by pennymachines
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Making cabinets
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Making cabinets

It sometimes pays to get friendly with an antique dealer or two, particularly those that do house clearances. They sometimes pick up damaged furniture beyond profitable repair/restoration which they can pass on to you for 'scrap value'. That said, of course, nice figured oak of decent length, width ...
by pennymachines
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Duomat Glass Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Duomat Glass Wanted

I don't think you will.
If you want to try making a replacement, take a look at these topics:
Re: My Rotomat Juwel and Duomat penny arcades
Duo Mat front graphics, German & English instructions
by pennymachines
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: UNEDA Miniature Pin Table
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: UNEDA Miniature Pin Table

Apparently the Automatic Machine Co. Ltd. made several variants of the UNEDA - see UNEDA Bagatelle Table and the Horseshoe Pintable in the Museum . Our British slot machine sale record in the Arena contains 4 UNEDAs: £100 and a no sale in 2014, £260 in 2019 and £95 in 2020, so it's averaging out aro...
by pennymachines
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Small turned metal parts
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Small turned metal parts

Unless you have the tools and skill to do it yourself, or know someone willing to do it as a favour, any one-off job like this will be relatively expensive. Anyone doing it professionally, and therefore needing to make a living wage, has to take into account (on top of the estimated time for complet...
by pennymachines
Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Searching for old pals
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Searching for old pals

I have noted that not many large arcade machines appear in U.K. auctions... Is this due to cost, lack of space, or just no interest? It's true collectors tend to be pushed for space, but when classic arcade machines do turn up at auction here, they attract plenty of interest. British-made games are...
by pennymachines
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hoopers Automatics
Replies: 22
Views: 11585

Re: Hoopers Automatics

Two more Hoopers games. The Discotelle in painted case sold today at John Goodwins, and the other one at Collector Connector, last June.