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by bob
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Re: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia

I learnt only recently of an excellent website relating to Cox's Gold Sovereign changers etc from Gameswat that would also interest Sweetmeats if he is not already aware of it: http://ftldesign.com/Cox/index.html Cox’s 1907 Gold Changer and 1890s Tills - FTL Design The British censuses of 1891 and 1...
by bob
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Re: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia

Here's a link to the auction catalogue: https://hibid.com/catalog/162686/31st-march/?g=all-categories&cpage=3 That's where I got my photos from which is why they are such small files. I did photograph the Cox's tall model sovereign changer before from the owner. Who it was, I've forgotten as it was ...
by bob
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia

Last Sunday a collectables auction, that contained quite a number of coin operated machines, was held in Wandin North, a country town about an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Most of the items were from one vendor and were bought by a floor bidder for quite interesting prices particularly for the 1930s...
by bob
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Buchanan 'The Australia' identified
Replies: 19
Views: 1729

Re: Buchanan 'The Australia' identified

I am not suggesting that they are exactly the same designs, but to me they seem to be the work of the same designer and are a reworking of material that he or she has previously used on the cash registers. Other people may not agree.
by bob
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Buchanan 'The Australia' identified
Replies: 19
Views: 1729

Re: Nutt & Muddle 'The Australia'

As Gameswat writes, these machines turn up regularly in Australia. One has turned up recently here in Victoria in quite good condition with playing cards for symbols. Some were beautifully plated in a Florentine Bronze finish. I'll attach a couple of photos of a Chicago Cash Register Company's cash ...
by bob
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Some K'Nex 'Slot' Machines
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Re: Some K'Nex 'Slot' Machines

Absolutely stunning. Not only are the machines so ingeniously well made and work so well with the balls but the videos are also, with clear and well placed captions to make them easy to follow. I'm totally blown away by these, impressive work beyond belief. And nice to see the progression over the y...
by bob
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Reproduction Mutoscope reels?
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Reproduction Mutoscope reels?

Larry Bieza, who has done an enormous amount of research on the other coin op machines of the International Mutoscope Company as well as the Mutoscope is bringing out the book at some time in the future. It will include some of my material on the Mutoscope reel machines. My work on this ceased quite...
by bob
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Reproduction Mutoscope reels?
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Reproduction Mutoscope reels?

I have not previously contributed to this topic as I was interested to see what others might contribute describing their experiences. Gameswat has well described and illustrated the differences between the two reels available. A bit of personal history might provide some additional information of in...
by bob
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Making a tin reel replacement - 1910 L'Aeroplan
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

Re: Making a tin reel replacement - 1910 L'Aeroplan

A great job indeed, thanks for sharing. !!THUMBSX2!!
by bob
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Australian Manufactured Coin Op Machines
Replies: 65
Views: 15002

Re: Australian Manufactured Coin Op Machines

This machine lacking parts of mechanism and cabinet has come up on ebay here item no 123545602887. Interesting in that it is an early Australian four reel poker machine.