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by JC
Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:04 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Fortune Teller Machine Finished!
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Fortune Teller Machine Finished!

Most impressive - you've clearly put a lot of work into that !THUMBS!
As others have suggested, it would be nice to see some of the nuts and bolts making it work!
by JC
Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:38 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Fruite Whirle
Replies: 12
Views: 2291

Re: Fruite Whirle

Sadly, quite a few Bryans machines fall into that category........sorry Simon !!ESCAPE!!
by JC
Thu Feb 08, 2024 5:44 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Fruite Whirle
Replies: 12
Views: 2291

Re: Fruite Whirle

Baloons' at 0:21 must be a rarity. Yes, although its rarity has just gone down by around 33%. I owned one for a good number of years, although I no longer have it. There are two collectors up north who have each owned one for many years, and as far as I am aware still have them, so that makes three...
by JC
Thu Feb 08, 2024 12:20 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Pete Barson wall machine identified
Replies: 16
Views: 1149

Re: Can anyone ID this machine?

Yes, I think that's definitely one of Pete's. For many years I had one of his 'Over the Falls' machines, and there are too many similarities for it not to be.
by JC
Fri Feb 02, 2024 12:32 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Re: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity

Many moons ago, I'm guessing 2006/7 I wrote quite a long piece about the Futurity for Mechanical Memories Magazine, specifically how it worked. If I get a chance over the next week or so, I'll have a chat with Mr P and perhaps we could post the article in the Arena, with some additional pictures - n...
by JC
Thu Feb 01, 2024 7:50 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Re: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity

Very nice J, very nice indeed. Although I'm not really much of a bandit man, certainly not so much as I once was, the Futurity is one machine that I would love to own. And you say you just happened to arrive back with it when returning from Coventry? Well, I've been to Coventry on quite a few occasi...
by JC
Wed Jan 31, 2024 11:30 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Confused Puppet Show?
Replies: 34
Views: 2661

Re: Confused Puppet Show?

Here's a couple of pictures of my Old King Cole, which I totally rebuilt around 15 years ago. Not great pictures, but may give you some ideas when rebuilding the case for your machine.
by JC
Wed Jan 31, 2024 12:30 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Confused Puppet Show?
Replies: 34
Views: 2661

Re: Confused Puppet Show?

So do we know who produced the Sooty machines? And what about the Old King Cole machines? I've always thought they were all pretty horrendous, but my antipathy is beginning to soften.
by JC
Fri Jan 26, 2024 6:27 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Bryans Hidden Treasure
Replies: 33
Views: 4971

Re: Bryans Hidden Treasure

I have been pondering these Roman numerals, and like others, have nothing to offer as to what they are or refer to, other than this: From the pictures we can see in this thread, they appear to be original - that is to say, they were stamped or scratched on at the same time as the serial numbers, rat...
by JC
Wed Jan 24, 2024 12:36 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Worth a few bob!
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: Worth a few bob!

So if the photo is 124 years old (or thereabouts) why would the machines have been confiscated? !PUZZLED! I did wonder when I first saw the picture at the start of this thread, why the machines would have been arranged in such a neat display. Surely, confiscated machines would have just been dumped ...
by JC
Sat Jan 20, 2024 5:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Myers double Road Test
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Myers double Road Test

Amazing how the so-called expert didn't seem to know how it worked, but miraculously knew what it was worth! :HaHa:
by JC
Fri Jan 05, 2024 12:21 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Happy New Year

You're a bit late to the party here Jimmy - 4th Jan? You must have had a damn good one !PARTY!
But happy New Year to you! !SLURP!
by JC
Mon Jan 01, 2024 9:02 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryans Gapwin Project
Replies: 30
Views: 6585

Re: Bryans Gapwin Project

Well, maybe the nobs I was referring to just can't spell knob ;-)
by JC
Mon Jan 01, 2024 3:56 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Saleroom roundups
Replies: 241
Views: 136297

Re: Saleroom roundups

Works OK for me. I'm trying to decide whether that Dennison fortune teller was cheap-ish, even with the silly commission. Probably not the most desirable Dennison, but I would still have expected it to sell for a little more.
by JC
Mon Jan 01, 2024 3:14 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryans Gapwin Project
Replies: 30
Views: 6585

Re: Bryans Gapwin Project

I believe the term 'nob' is often directed at some types at the opposite end of the social scale.....just saying !!ESCAPE!! I'm pretty sure the one Elevenses I have left (I've owned many Elevenses and Fivewins over the years) has two thumb stops, one each side of the payout knob, which I always thou...
by JC
Mon Jan 01, 2024 11:30 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone, let's hope it's a good one, or is that perhaps a little over-optimistic? :(
by JC
Sat Dec 23, 2023 11:59 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 12
Views: 1492

Re: Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone, old and new (to the hobby that is).
by JC
Sat Dec 23, 2023 11:53 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Harrisons Auction Rooms 06.01.2024
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Harrisons Auction Rooms 06.01.2024

Well, I know what I'd call it a collection of..... :lol:
by JC
Thu Dec 21, 2023 12:40 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: BMCo identification
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: BMCo identification

That's because much of it isn't original, having been fabricated more recently.
But an honourable endeavour to keep a 90 year old allwin from the skip.
by JC
Wed Dec 20, 2023 2:06 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: BMCo identification
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: BMCo identification

The cup configuration is something like a Little Mickey , which would normally have had a Green baize playfield, rather than that stripy plastic backflash (which I doubt is original whatever the allwin is). I also doubt that the stainless steel profile behind the coin cups is original, and probably ...