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by pennymachines
Tue May 24, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Chartres sale - 21/05/22
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Chartres sale - 21/05/22

Results now in the Arena.
by pennymachines
Sun May 22, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum Search repaired
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Forum Search repaired

After recent software updates the Search facility was only returning one page of results.
Problem now fixed. !!BANANA!!
by pennymachines
Tue May 17, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mills Extraordinary identified
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Mills Extraordinary identified

And there's enough left of the escalator to complete it with a few spare parts, if desired.
by pennymachines
Mon May 16, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Need information about RAFAL machine
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Need information about RAFAL machine

It would be great to see a larger scan of that postcard. I don't know the machine, but think it might be German, because the style and name suggest it's not English. Compare it to Paul Lochmann's 1908 Hab Acht! HabAcht.jpg Rafal means nothing in English (or German) as far as I know but, as a Polish ...
by pennymachines
Mon May 16, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mills Extraordinary identified
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Mills Extraordinary identified

The escalator 'escalates' coins from the coin acceptor towards the payout hopper while displaying several of them on the front of the machine. This was to deter players from using slugs, washers etc. Components of the escalator on the above machine are missing. This is very common on bandits adapted...
by pennymachines
Fri May 13, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: B Firman & Co. products
Replies: 105
Views: 46015

Re: B Firman & Co. products

Agreed - but it could have started life with a steel case. :!?!: The locks look new.
by pennymachines
Thu May 12, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: B Firman & Co. products
Replies: 105
Views: 46015

Re: B Firman & Co.

Wooden-cased Firman Pushapenny from recent Dutch Auction (unsold).
by pennymachines
Wed May 11, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Chartres sale - 21/05/22
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Chartres sale - 21/05/22

An addition to the Calendar, courtesy of Sweetmeats: - Galeries de Chartres are holding this year's sale of Automata, Mechanical Music, Slot Machines etc. on 21st of May.
by pennymachines
Wed May 11, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sourcing & making springs for slot machines
Replies: 39
Views: 6748

Re: Sourcing & making springs for slot machines

To describe the spring you're after, you need the diameter of the spring wire (measured with a gauge). To complicate matters, different metals have different tensile properties: https://www.thespringstore.com/standard-spring-wire-diameter-sizes.html If you don't fancy making your own (using the guid...
by pennymachines
Mon May 09, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sourcing & making springs for slot machines
Replies: 39
Views: 6748

Re: Sourcing & making springs for slot machines

sutty wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 9:40 pm Quoting myself here, because my earlier photograph was edited, by someone...
Mea culpa. Image showing new and old spring restored to post. Apologies. :woops: