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by pennymachines
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Long stored Mills mech reels don't spin
Replies: 29
Views: 1471

Re: Long stored Mills mech reels don't spin

I reckon these brutalist bandits may have been Tom Boland's last gasp before turning his attention exclusively to operating machines in the 1970s. The single reel example lends weight to the theory. We already discussed the slightly earlier-looking Spinning Reels type which sport a 'Deluxe" nam...
by pennymachines
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified
Replies: 34
Views: 16169

Re: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified

Re-badged Aristocrat? I don't think so. These seem to be a unique product of Apex Amusement Co. Pty. Ltd. Trading from the 1940s to 1960 and based in Balmian, above Sydney, NSW, the company sold cloned or revamped versions of Mills' Hi Top, under the Apex name, before Ray Smith developed their dist...
by pennymachines
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Streets "Get Rich!" penny pusher 1980s?
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: "Get Rich" penny pusher 1980s?

Reviewing the piece I wrote in 2018 about the products of Streets Automatics & Amusement Co. ( Arena ), I see I included a small image of Get Rich!, which looks like it was copied from a flyer. I would be intrigued to see exactly how the coin-on-edge system described by Malcymal worked, and whet...
by pennymachines
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified
Replies: 34
Views: 16169

Re: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified

Another Sapphire bandit, currently on ebay France:
by pennymachines
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Streets "Get Rich!" penny pusher 1980s?
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: "Get Rich" penny pusher 1980s?

Welcome to the site gonzo! Forum member malcymal has mentioned this pusher a couple of times, but nobody else seems to have memories or pictures of it. He even recalls a single player version. I found the pushers by Cromptons the most amusing of machines when I was a lad, Crompton Cakewalk and then ...
by pennymachines
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Machine ID unknown
Replies: 16
Views: 631

Re: Machine ID unknown

arrgee wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:28 pmChris, what is IIRC !PUZZLED!
If I remember correctly... No, sorry, I've forgotten. :burp:
by pennymachines
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Jubilee Riviera 'COLOSSUS'
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Jubilee Riviera 'COLOSSUS'

leef wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:11 pm Any photos from other Collossus owners would be great too
There are some photos of brianh's Colossus in this topic: Which bandit to restore?

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by pennymachines
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: GIRLS and FLEAS
Replies: 20
Views: 1032

Re: GIRLS and FLEAS

Returning to the subject of coin-op telescopes, here are some more British beachside beauties...
by pennymachines
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: GIRLS and FLEAS
Replies: 20
Views: 1032

Re: GIRLS and FLEAS

Was your coin-op microscope the same as that one Roger? I've found no further information about it, but Bausch & Lomb of Rochester, New York, founded in 1853, were one of the biggest manufacturers of microscopes worldwide in the 20th century (and are now one of the largest suppliers of contact l...
by pennymachines
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Ruffler & Walker Allwin List
Replies: 39
Views: 20891

Re: Ruffler & Walker Allwin List

Only if you give it to someone else. >!!???!!<