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by JC
Fri Apr 05, 2024 8:40 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Kiss of Death
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Kiss of Death

20% away from Ship of Theseus.....
by JC
Mon Mar 18, 2024 10:49 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Rotamints
Replies: 212
Views: 53122

Re: Rotamints

NB, by 'leaf springs' I'm guessing BP means 'leaf switches'.
by JC
Sat Mar 16, 2024 10:58 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Contraband Spain movie, 1955: arcade games identified
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: Contraband Spain movie, 1955: arcade games identified

The Mermaid conversions were Duel Artillery - two-player games.
by JC
Fri Mar 15, 2024 10:59 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Need a Guru
Replies: 17
Views: 697

Re: Need a Guru

slotalot wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 7:52 pm....get a little label made saying "1d", or "one old penny.
I wouldn't go with 'one old penny' because at the time, they weren't old. The original label would have been 'PENNIES ONLY'
by JC
Wed Mar 13, 2024 12:07 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Hellomat Quarta (CAM conversion) identified
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Hellomat Quarta (CAM conversion) identified

runner wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 5:08 pmPut in a five pence and you get 3 threepence coins and a credit.
Bloody hell - that's an incredibly generous exchange rate. :lol:
by JC
Wed Mar 06, 2024 12:03 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Punch and Judy Allwin - rough value?
Replies: 14
Views: 1012

Re: Punch and Judy Allwin - rough value?

I've been operating machines for not far short of 30 years, but have always considered myself to be first and foremost a collector. That said, I've bought many, many machines over the years with a view to operating, rather than them being particularly desirable, collectable machines.
by JC
Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:04 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Fortune Teller Machine Finished!
Replies: 8
Views: 313

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: 2346

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: 2346

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: 1190

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: 1250

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: 1250

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: 36
Views: 2965

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: 36
Views: 2965

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: 5046

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: 941

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: 1251

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: 711

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: 7278

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: 242
Views: 142355

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.