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by john t peterson
Sat Mar 30, 2024 2:44 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Bryans "peep show" for sale on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Bryans "peep show" for sale on ebay

Even without a battery, the penny would test whether or not the timer drum works, which is the critical element of the machine.

J Peterson
Antsy, USA
by john t peterson
Thu Mar 28, 2024 12:14 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exhibit Supply Jockey Club identified
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Exhibit Supply Jockey Club identified

The investigative skills of the members here continue to amaze me. Well done, lads, very well done indeed.

J Peterson
Smitten, USA
by john t peterson
Tue Mar 26, 2024 12:19 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: You be the Judge
Replies: 18
Views: 668

Re: You be the Judge

Sabotaging a machine is pretty blatant dishonesty. A dealer ultimately trades on his reputation. One would like to think that this scoundrel suffered in the future from his lack of integrity. Your lack of action did not make you complicit, Roger, but you get no medals for courage either. A warning t...
by john t peterson
Tue Mar 19, 2024 10:35 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Morphy April 2024 auction catalogue
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: Morphy April 2024 auction catalogue

One last entry on Bill Howard. He had a third book published,"What's Worth Keeping." 2022. All the pictures in Bill's books are excellent and he recounts how he came to obtain the games.
by john t peterson
Thu Mar 14, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: BMCo Little Marvel identified
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: BMCo 7 cup

A beautiful unmolested BM Co. game. A suggestion, Geofflove: Move the TV and add this to the wall next to the clock.

J Peterson
Interior designer, USA
by john t peterson
Fri Mar 08, 2024 5:37 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Morphy April 2024 auction catalogue
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: Morphy April 2024 auction catalogue

It looks like long time American collector, Bill Howard, is selling most if not all his amazing collection. He published two books showcasing most items going under the hammer: "Every Picture Tell a Story" and "Every Picture Tells a Story Supplement, 2016." Many of his pieces are...
by john t peterson
Fri Feb 16, 2024 7:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there, Henry here!
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Hi there, Henry here!

Hi Henry.

Joining the merry crew here at Pennymachines makes you special all by itself. Welcome! :tarah:

J Peterson
Welcome committee, USA
by john t peterson
Fri Feb 16, 2024 12:55 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Forum's yearly check up
Replies: 26
Views: 4130

Re: The Forum's yearly check up

I remember communicating with Mr. PM prior to the launch of the site. He said Pennymachines would be the premier site for these games which we love. I imagine even he had no idea how true that prediction would prove out. The wealth of information here is unparalleled anywhere on the internet. I live...
by john t peterson
Sat Feb 10, 2024 10:22 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Harpoon or Shaft ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1777

Re: Harpoon or Shaft ???

True bargains are usually found at auctions unrelated to the item in question. Incorrect descriptions also help. There is thinking that prices are lower at both ends of a large auction, particularly at the end as many bidders have departed. Maybe, maybe not. When the item comes up, the heart quicken...
by john t peterson
Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:48 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Pete Barson wall machine identified
Replies: 16
Views: 1190

Re: Can anyone ID this machine?

It would be interesting to see the interior. The dual pay-outs are unusual and suggests a more complex mechanism than the playfield would suggest.
by john t peterson
Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Help needed on pinstripes and flowers on Mills War Eagle cabinet
Replies: 12
Views: 657

Re: Help needed on pinstripes and flowers on Mills War Eagle cabinet

Had you let me put it in the goat pen, Gameswat, I could have achieve the same look in two days. :HaHa:

J Peterson
Got your goat, USA
by john t peterson
Thu Feb 01, 2024 1:01 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity

BP, I believe the word is "fabulous." Well done, Mate, well done indeed.

J Peterson
Futurist, USA
by john t peterson
Mon Jan 29, 2024 11:42 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Nice row of cast iron machines
Replies: 23
Views: 4741

Re: Nice row of cast iron machines

I think the bucket was to accommodate spitting out your chewing tobacco prior to the photo. At least, that's what they're used for here in Tennessee.

J Peterson
Tobacco Road, USA
by john t peterson
Mon Jan 29, 2024 11:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Machine Conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: Machine Conversions

I'll let our cousins provide the definitive answer but I think it lies somewhere around the legalization of slot machines in Great Britain and the loss of appeal of these "quaint" relics from their past. By the way, Roger, I'll give you a free ride on my Concorde if you can convince the ot...
by john t peterson
Fri Jan 26, 2024 1:11 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Searching for old pals
Replies: 12
Views: 1908

Re: Searching for old pals

I like the way you converted your Windsor chairs into stools, Roger. Clever.

J Peterson
Stoolin' around, USA
by john t peterson
Sat Jan 20, 2024 2:11 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Celebration
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

Re: Celebration

Roger,

Please refrain from divulging any more insider information regarding airline pilots. It tends to diminish our Superman image.

J Peterson
Flyboy, USA
by john t peterson
Thu Jan 18, 2024 9:52 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Celebration
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

Re: CELEBRATION

I don't think Shady Pines allows gambling, Roger. Better to ask for a case of prunes. Or maybe a new walker.

J Peterson
Celebrating your anniversary, USA
by john t peterson
Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:43 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: A really Sad Story
Replies: 22
Views: 1772

Re: A really Sad Story

Ken was in the first vanguard of collectors who put time and effort into researching this genre and then worked to educate the rest of us. I met him once at a COCA convention (Coin Operated Collector's Association) many years ago. He was very approachable and what I regarded as a normal guy. His boo...
by john t peterson
Sat Dec 23, 2023 9:19 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

Re: Happy Christmas

Bah Humbug! (I don't believe it but thought I should post it for balance.)

J Peterson
Christmas lite, USA
by john t peterson
Tue Dec 12, 2023 7:37 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Re: Music Machines
Replies: 31
Views: 27741

Re: Music Machines

Wow! These ladies may be the first known DJ's. I assume they had a good knowledge of the tunes and their location on the shelves above.

J Peterson
Looney Tunes, USA