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by john t peterson
Fri Feb 16, 2024 7:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there, Henry here!
Replies: 3
Views: 230

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: 20
Views: 2520

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: 1672

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: 1116

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: 612

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: 1160

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: 4574

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: 548

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: 1801

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: 1239

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: 1239

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: 1669

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: 1480

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: 30
Views: 27109

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
by john t peterson
Wed Dec 06, 2023 1:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from Canterbury
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

Re: New member from Canterbury

You are a perfect candidate for membership, Jon. Your rehab accomplishments over an amazing range of items is nothing short of astounding. If we were a company, you would be "Head Engineer without Peer." Welcome aboard. J Peterson Nominating Committee, USA PS. Your wife must be a Saint. I'...
by john t peterson
Tue Nov 21, 2023 1:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jubilee Riviera Cabinet Style 1950s/'60s bandit ID
Replies: 7
Views: 2416

Re: Jubilee Riviera Cabinet Style 1950s/'60s bandit ID

coppinpr wrote: Tue Nov 21, 2023 12:08 pmI find this glass a bit disturbing. For some obscure reason the girl has a diamond-studded eye patch over her left eye. Looks very weird to me, and it's not the only glass she appears on.
A "one-eyed Jill?"

J Peterson
All in, USA
by john t peterson
Mon Nov 20, 2023 7:28 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Spicers vintage slot machine auctions
Replies: 93
Views: 13133

Re: Spicers Auction 24.11.2023

I used to own a later version of the Chicago Coin "Basketball Champ." Same game, different case. It was a fantastic game and a delight to play. The original version, offered here, is well worth the starting bid, provided it works.

J Peterson
Round Ball fan, USA
by john t peterson
Fri Nov 17, 2023 1:25 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: No Room in the Inn
Replies: 14
Views: 2214

Re: No Room in the Inn

Never let facts stand in the way of a good story. :didact:

J Peterson
Fact chucker, USA
by john t peterson
Sun Nov 12, 2023 1:49 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Allwin identification
Replies: 10
Views: 1254

Re: Allwin identification

I'm pretty sure it's a Whales machine, maybe recased. Here are two.
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by john t peterson
Wed Nov 08, 2023 2:03 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Saleroom roundups
Replies: 241
Views: 136174

Re: Saleroom roundups

$553 USD for a Bryans Hidden Treasure?? Blimey. The Yanks are blithering idiots. Someone stole this machine.

J Peterson
Crying in my beer, USA. !!CHEERS!!