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by john t peterson
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum Software Update
Replies: 36
Views: 17189

Re: Forum Software Update

Hear, Hear! !!CHEERS!! A royal round of applause for Mr. PM and his loyal assistant, Nursey! !!THUMBSX2!!

J Peterson
!THANKS!
by john t peterson
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bradley/Whales: Ballwin, Baby Bradwin, Allwin De Luxe etc.
Replies: 56
Views: 15273

Re: Bradley/Whales: Ballwin, Baby Bradwin, Allwin De Luxe etc.

Cait001. It looks like the New York City boys just added a stain glass surround to a game that had already gone through a "Showman's paint" improvement, most likely in Britain. The style of painting on the case is very similar to other machines that have undergone the upgrade in their life in an att...
by john t peterson
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Are Bryans machines overrated??
Replies: 17
Views: 959

Re: Are Bryans machines overrated??

I find all the above a fascinating discussion about collecting in general and Bryans in specific. My experience is that individuals covet items from their youth. There will be exceptions, I being one as I never saw a British coin-op machine until well into my adult years but I regard that as an outl...
by john t peterson
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Gold Mine - Winter project
Replies: 27
Views: 8920

Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

The same to everyone from your fans on the other side of the pond. May Santa treat you to a nice surprise.

J Peterson
Rockin' the Jingle Bells in America. !!YIPPEE!!
by john t peterson
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Info wanted on Club Totalisator bandit
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Info wanted on this old unusual bandit

The "Arcadia" picture is almost identical and the entry states: "England, Club Totalisator Co. circa 1933 (149x42x36cm). Uncommon free standing model designed for use in clubs."
by john t peterson
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Empire Amusement Machine Fortune Teller
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Empire Amusement Machine Fortune Teller

I think Jerry is close. The mechanism face is just like "Predicta" which is listed as having be made by George Barnes, 1924. If Bolland got the idea from him, Oliver Whales is listed as having been an agent for Bolland and the casing/coin entry does look suspiciously like Whales. Seems to me there w...
by john t peterson
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brenner "Ball Past The Arrow"
Replies: 59
Views: 14226

Re: Brenner "Ball Past The Arrow"

Now could someone please inform John that he needs to fly on over and pick this up in person quickly as the storage fees are really adding up!! Sorry, Gameswat. I was out of town for several days and just read that my "Ball Past The Arrow" is finally ready for retrieval. It certainly took you long ...
by john t peterson
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Can anyone tell me anything about this allwin?
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Can anyone tell me anything about this allwin?

Good sleuthing, Pedroofin19. As you peel back the layers, the plot thickens. These allwins were work horses in the commercial trade. Many times, they changed hands over a long career, serving more than one master. Some operators were less ethical than others, altering the payouts and subverting the ...
by john t peterson
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryan’s Pilwin convert & replace backflash
Replies: 15
Views: 1162

Re: Bryan’s Pilwin convert & replace backflash

Cracker Jack job, Pauljt 71 ! I'm happy to see there is still enthusiasm for the old allwins out there.

J Peterson
Allwins Forever in USA
by john t peterson
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Edgerton Double Loop identified
Replies: 18
Views: 2531

Re: Edgerton Double Loop identified

Gender fluid. Where can I order that? I think I'm about a quart low. :HaHa:

J Peterson
Warning light on in America