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by pennymachines
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Jubilee International
Replies: 17
Views: 816

Re: Jubilee International

From about 1910 onwards, Bell-Fruit-Gum became the standard jackpot symbol on one arm bandits. It does not refer to the British Bell Fruit Manufacturing Company.
by pennymachines
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brenner Ball Past the Arrow colour?
Replies: 17
Views: 1140

Re: Brenner Ball Past the Arrow colour?

Looks so much better than black paint. !!THUMBSX2!!
by pennymachines
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: T.H Bergmann Hurricane wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: T.H Bergmann Hurricane wiring

Already an impressive before and after. !THUMBS!
by pennymachines
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Novelty Merchantman Crane
Replies: 63
Views: 11103

Re: Novelty Merchantman Crane

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...
by pennymachines
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New forum member, plus Arizona machine
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: New forum member, plus Arizona machine

Welcome Jon!
jothebulb wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:17 pm
If I want to post images of the mechanism I could do with help with, which is the best place to put them on the forum?
Let's start a new topic.
by pennymachines
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Re: Music Machines
Replies: 26
Views: 7985

Re: Music Machines

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...
by pennymachines
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Robot Roundup
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Robot Roundup

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...
by pennymachines
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Robot Roundup
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Robot Roundup

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...
by pennymachines
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Oliver Whales Target For To-Night allwin
Replies: 28
Views: 5998

Re: Oliver Whales Target For To-Night allwin

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. ...