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by john t peterson
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: The first anti-tilt mechanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 6186

Re: The first anti-tilt mechanism?

Maybe a sales gimmick intended to sway the less savvy potential purchasers. "Look, this game is safer than the Bank of England! It locks up your money at the first hint of cheating."

J Peterson
Locked up in America
by john t peterson
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Bryans Bumper
Replies: 32
Views: 1399

Re: Bryans Bumper

Superb!! !WORSHIPFULL!

Note to Gameswat: Here is your next project. Art Deco....it has your name all over it.

J Peterson
Start Decoing, Buster
USA
by john t peterson
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Oliver Whales wood?
Replies: 32
Views: 1342

Re: Oliver Whales wood?

This exchange illuminates what I believe to be a significant part of the charm of the early British coin-op history. As opposed to the behemoth standardized construction practices of the American arcade and gambling companies, the English manufactures were more similar to Mom and Pop operators, usin...
by john t peterson
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mutoscope identification
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: Mutoscope identification

It's hard to imagine that veneer lasting long out in the elements. I'm voting for indoor locations only.

J Peterson
Indoor by Covid
by john t peterson
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Uncle Allan visited today
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: Uncle Allan visited today

The BDR looks like it is about to tumble off its stand. Let's get things squared away there, BadPenny. dirtdog

J Peterson
Safety Inspector, USA. !SAINT!
by john t peterson
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Imperial Crown Bandit - History?
Replies: 7
Views: 2582

American love for British slots

Topic merged - Site Admin.

Who says Americans don't love British slots?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/English-pence- ... 4272191731


J Peterson
In the slot, USA
by john t peterson
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Arthur Burrows
Replies: 22
Views: 2127

Re: Arthur Burrows

Cute daughters, although the one on the right is wearing shoes only a Grandmother could love.

J Peterson
Stepping out in America
by john t peterson
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Arnold football & Essex shocker signs
Replies: 10
Views: 988

Re: Mystery sign

I have plenty of nervous complaints but no one listens, no one cares. !!UHOH!!

J Peterson
Low on electricity in America
by john t peterson
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: 1930s Evans 'Galloping Dominos' on ebay USA
Replies: 16
Views: 2249

Re: 1930s Evans 'Galloping Dominos' on ebay USA

We do understand the difference between dominos and dice. Dice is the preferred game by far, played as "craps" in almost all casinos. Dominos is mainly played by the Cuban/South American immigrants, Miami being a major location for the game. I was using literary license, hoping no one woul...
by john t peterson
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: 1930s Evans 'Galloping Dominos' on ebay USA
Replies: 16
Views: 2249

Re: 1930s Evans 'Galloping Dominos' on ebay USA

No. It's probably the brain child of some marketing wizard who thought: "People love gambling. Let's see....there is betting on the ponies and then there is dice.....I know.....Let's call it Galloping Dominos'!!" As the famous saying goes, "You'll never go broke underestimating the ta...