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by pennymachines
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Penny arcade on TV
Replies: 19
Views: 423

Re: Penny arcade on TV

Beat you to it BP. !SHOOT!
Must say Pete, your arcades are the bees' knees. Fantastic showmanship. !!HOORAY!!
by pennymachines
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Edwin Hall 'Silver' ride identified
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Edwin Hall 'Silver' ride identified

I guess fibreglass was the favoured material by the early '60s, for its all-weather durability and relative cheapness. Being lighter than wood or metal, it also reduces wear on the mechanism. Another one: https://youtu.be/DCaJqtB6UKM I believe this particular model dates from the early-mid 1960s. He...
by pennymachines
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Edwin Hall 'Silver' ride identified
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Barn find

Nice to see such a classic kiddie ride. Out of interest, is this one made of wood, aluminium or fibreglass?
by pennymachines
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Edwin Hall 'Silver' ride identified
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Barn find

:WELCOME: Liam! Called 'Silver' and made by Edwin Hall circa 1966. Hall was a major British maker of kiddie rides throughout the '50s and '60s. How do I know? Thanks to the online kiddie ride enthusiast, skylark24, who has posted here previously . Skylark's comments on a similar ride filmed at Hall'...
by pennymachines
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Wonders Wonder-Pools identified
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Information please

And another example in the Museum.
by pennymachines
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: My new old Allwin
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: My new old Allwin

As if to prove a point, it seems the Germans don't know who made Climax, or if it is in fact German or British. Armand at Antik Automaten says this: By chance I have now exposed the "Climax". His original name is "The Amuser" and is an Allwin from England. How he arrived at that ...
by pennymachines
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: My new old Allwin
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: My new old Allwin

My guess is British, based on two things only - absence of a disabled reserve ball mechanism (unless you can find some), and the carved pediment. For some reason, German games didn't go in for carved pediments. They sometimes had shaped, uncarved ones though. Bolland shows one quite similar to yours...
by pennymachines
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Allwin Skill
Replies: 70
Views: 47494

Re: Allwin Skill

Suppose you had a precision firing mechanism (instead of a sweaty thumb) with which you could reliably shoot the ball so it hit within millimetres of the centre of the Elevenses gallery, or within millimetres of the last cup on the end of the gallery. Would it make no difference to average returns w...
by pennymachines
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Electro-mechanical Wall Machines
Replies: 90
Views: 52351

Re: Electro-mechanical Wall Machines

Yup, it's gonna happen, if it hasn't already...
Unless you can be held to your offer. !PUZZLED!
by pennymachines
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Crompton's Double Falls
Replies: 25
Views: 6290

Re: Crompton's Double Falls

From hard drive. Maybe the one you're looking at.