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by gameswat
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Arthur Burrows
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Arthur Burrows

Nic Costa article on Arthur Burrows from 1981 Coin Slot/The World's Fair.
by gameswat
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Reproduction Mutoscope reels?
Replies: 18
Views: 5550

Re: Reproduction Mutoscope reels?

I imagine it's the same reel mentioned above by Bob. Killer find!
by gameswat
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Nutt & Muddle & Son "Come fly with me"
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Nutt & Muddle & Son "Come fly with me"

Hey Tercha, sadly you're in a world of hurt with this thing. They weren't made in large numbers as gambling has always been highly controlled in Australia. And the weak point of these is the early electronics that are now made of Unobtanium. Unless you can find a donor "working" machine - ...
by gameswat
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: PMW&G / Handan-Ni Bijou Pickwicks
Replies: 21
Views: 5397

Re: PMW&G / Handan-Ni Bijou Pickwicks

badpenny wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:31 pm
pennymachines wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:51 pm ....... the name alluded to the 'hand and eye' coordination (i.e. skill) required to play their games .....
Well Strewth and 'Blige me sideways! I did not know that.
by gameswat
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: GM Laboratories Soccer pinball
Replies: 14
Views: 3416

Re: GM Laboratories soccer game.

Same machine already talked about here* merged above - Site Admin.
Are you the new owner or same owner as before? Very desirable animated machine, worth a small fortune in the USA, though UK buyers seem to think little of it.
by gameswat
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Game ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 1079

Re: Game ideas

Moon, that's nuts! :burp: Very imaginative reinventing of a rather boring machine. Please may we see footage of it running now that you've wet our appetite? Once upon a time when I was restoring hundreds of pinball machines and parts we're plenty I started coming up with ideas for my own e/m remakes...
by gameswat
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Vending machine advice
Replies: 39
Views: 1714

Re: Vending machine advice

As Tallstory suggested Restorafinish is amazing stuff. There is no reason to strip this at all as that's actually a very nice finish. Furniture oil also works well. Takes overnight to soak in, but the result of leaving all the patina is impossible to replicate. And much less time and effort then str...
by gameswat
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Is it Classed as Trade Stimulator? Info Please!
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Re: Is it Classed as Trade Stimulator? Info Please!

Argee, those are licencing tags, and for each year they changed the design slightly, all early french machines I've had showed signs of them once being attached, though sadly usually missing. I made a mold of a couple and make my own using resin and alloy powder.
by gameswat
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Anyone identify this ?
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Anyone identify this ?

Umm, why exactly do you need to replace it? Looks great to me. Better to have a nice old plastic a little aged than modern repro of it. You keep saying you want to find the appropriate backflash, that's it. And having never seen another exactly like this makes your game stand out, so nobody will hav...
by gameswat
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Anyone identify this ?
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Anyone identify this ?

That would appear to be the artwork for it! Sometimes you'll find remnants of green felt glued underneath, indictating a later refurbishment. But by later 30's into 40's they were making them new with solid plastic backflashes like this.