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by bob
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: now this is a collection
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: now this is a collection

The first one is a Cricket Mills Novelty Company Coin Drop Payout Gambling Machine see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iySNYvNPo24 . The second one next to it is probably a Caille "Cricket" similar coin drop payout gambling machine.
by bob
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: A weight scale that could tell a tale or two
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: A weight scale that could tell a tale or two

Both the scales are probably operated by either a coin op machine operator or scales etc. firm that has a number of such machines still on location. They would have a supply of blank cards and replace these when clearing the machine's coin box. These machines don't need to be "bought" or restored. T...
by bob
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Exhibit Supply Co. Imperial Crane
Replies: 14
Views: 2103

Re: Exhibit Supply Co. Imperial Crane

A newly designed Novelty Merchantman was introduced by Exhibit Supply Company in 1935 as this advert of theirs in The Coin Machine Journal of July 1935 illustration etc stating it to be newly designed clearly shows. Somewhere I've got the design patent as well, but this ad came to hand first when I ...
by bob
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Wonders Ringla restoration help Victoria Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Wonders Ringla restoration help Victoria Australia

Ringlahelp pm'd me and I have sent a reply directly to her. I also suggested dd's toys as he is quite local to him and although I still work on machines occasionally, I don't do that much restoration work any more. I did suggest that it would help if he put some photos on the site and perhaps sugges...
by bob
Mon May 27, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The advent of motors in pinball
Replies: 17
Views: 1703

Re: The advent of motors in pinball

Dear "SHE" I am delighted to learn that I am talking to SHE, what a stupid presumption for me to have made. I didn't think I had presented it like a prosecutor giving opening arguments to a judge but rather that I could back up my beliefs and memories by some documentation and memories of my youth. ...
by bob
Mon May 27, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The advent of motors in pinball
Replies: 17
Views: 1703

Re: The advent of motors in pinball

Skipper pinballs were common in the "pinball parlours" (penny arcades) of my youth in 1940s Melbourne. Whilst there were sometimes some scary characters, the guys in the advertisement looked more like the policemen of the time who gave the owners of arcades a hard time.
by bob
Mon May 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The advent of motors in pinball
Replies: 17
Views: 1703

Re: The advent of motors in pinball

cait001 is "pretty sure that Bumper does not award replays" and has "played 2 different copies and none had replays awarded anywhere." But that does not mean that they were conserved or restored correctly or that either current owner of these machines understood their operation fully. I have owned b...
by bob
Mon May 27, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The advent of motors in pinball
Replies: 17
Views: 1703

Re: The advent of motors

The illustrations accompanying my first posting show the payout mechanism from a Skipper. This is activated by what is unmistakeably a motor. Rocket would have had a similar motor driven payout system. The illustrations accompanying my second posting show the scoring system from a Skipper and Bumper...
by bob
Sun May 26, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The advent of motors in pinball
Replies: 17
Views: 1703

Re: The advent of motors

Thanks Mr Pennymachines for resolving the correct date of the first use of a motor in a pinball machine. Rocket which showed the score on the playfield would have had a similar payout mechanism to Bumper and Skipper with a motor. Bally's Bumper and Skipper came out with coiled bumpers on the playfie...
by bob
Sun May 26, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The advent of motors in pinball
Replies: 17
Views: 1703

Re: The advent of motors

Bally pin ball machines of the thirties used a motor in their payout unit. Skipper brought out in 1936/7 was the first to use this unit.