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- Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:01 am
- Forum: Discoveries
- Topic: Novelty Merchantman Crane
- Replies: 63
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From page 258 of Arcade 1 (Bueschel & Gronowski): As successful as it was, the NOVELTY MERCHANTMAN was soon up for yet another improvement, the latter the idea of Claude R. Kirk, of California... Kirk quickly picked up on prior work by other Exhibit Supply engineers and designers to create a large h...
- Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:16 pm
- Forum: Introductions
- Topic: New forum member, plus Arizona machine
- Replies: 3
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It's a phenomenal museum - thank you for the great pictures. I wonder how such a fabulous collection came to be assembled in the Czech Republic. Presumably large amounts of public funding were involved. These are not random acquisitions, so clearly some real enthusiasts behind it with an eye for the...
Innovative floor-standing fortune tellers were John Brenner's forte, so it's not surprising he started this new genre. Evidently it fizzled out after a couple of years though. Were they too expensive or not very popular? Brenner tried harder than most to convince the punters that his machines were d...
Following Brigham's query about surviving robot fortune tellers (in the AMECO Catalogue topic ), here's a roundup of what's known. First we have the non-coin operated examples: robot-fortune-teller.jpg They used to have one of these in the Wonderland arcade in Southend. I spoke to the new owner abou...
- Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:59 pm
- Forum: Auction Community
- Topic: Oliver Whales Target For To-Night allwin
- Replies: 28
- Views: 5998
This latest example which went unsold with a Buy-It-Now of £900 reflects Gameswat's comments about auction prices . The example Bryans Fan posted, which sold for £1350 at Carter's auction, 19th November 2000, was considered a new high for a Whales allwin, purchased, I believe, by the Whales family. ...
- Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:39 pm
- Forum: Open Forum
- Topic: Armchair Britain BBC1 vintage slots at lunch time
- Replies: 5
- Views: 857