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by coppinpr
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings waterslide decals
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Jennings waterslide decals

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by coppinpr
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Swastika Symbol on Coin Operated Machines
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Swastika Symbol on Coin Operated Machines

with regard to the Watling "good luck coin" shown above, its got good luck symbols crammed in on every side, The swastika,a horseshoe, a wishbone,a four-leaf clover and......anyone any idea what the symbol on the left is? !PUZZLED!
by coppinpr
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Swastika Symbol on Coin Operated Machines
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Swastika Symbol on Coin Operated Machines

but which 12 companies made copies? Richard Bueschel states in his book Vintage Trade Stimulators & counter games" that Caille stopped making the machine after WW1 and about 12 companies copied the Caille game.The ones I know of are Keystone and Acme Sales Novelty Co who made two versions ,one from...
by coppinpr
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Swastika Symbol on Coin Operated Machines
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Swastika Symbol on Coin Operated Machines

your hairs thinning BP, and the boy scout uniform is getting a bit tight,but thanks for the kind words :cool:
by coppinpr
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Swastika Symbol on Coin Operated Machines
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Swastika Symbol on Coin Operated Machines

The swastika on the first machine IS unusual as it points the wrong way for the good luck version. The Nazis reversed the Buddhist (and several other old religions) good luck symbol for their flag/logo. The one on the Gold Seal is the one used for good luck. The first one IS the Nazi version althoug...
by coppinpr
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: A little bit of fun?
Replies: 4
Views: 241

A little bit of fun?

Someone asked me to make a customised glass featuring Laurel & Hardy for the Wulff Bingolux he has with no glass. So I cut in some images of the two I found online and removed some of the original art (very few photos of this machine available). Not my style at all, give me the original every time, ...
by coppinpr
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mills Hi Top cash box door
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Mills Hi Top cash box door

I don't think these were ever produced by Mills, but only as conversions for operators who wanted to give keys to mechanics without allowing access to the cash, so they must vary quite a bit. I could be wrong, but don't think so. Wrong locks for Mills of course, but I guess that could have been chan...
by coppinpr
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: Nerves of steel
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: nerves of steel

I read years ago that a large number of the men who did this job came from a Native American tribe of plains Indians who came from an area with no high terrain and they had absolutely no natural fear of heights
by coppinpr
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Payout slides removal and replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Payout slides Removal and replacement

this company sells about the right size springs for less than a £ each, although Ive not used them myself

https://www.ashfield-springs.com/shop/e ... ngs-3-10mm
by coppinpr
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Payout slides removal and replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Payout slides Removal and replacement

Springs are available in the UK (I did have a link to a UK spring company several collectors have recommended but,of course, I can't find it now dirtdog ) but the old springs should be ok as long as they have not stretched pulling against the rust if they have, shorten them up a bit as a temp measur...