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by coppinpr
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Unusual 1920s Mills machine
Replies: 19
Views: 802

Re: Unusual 1920s Mills machine

The first thing to do is get the mech working, which from the sound of it won't take much IF everything is there. It most likely is. Remove the coin tube, the slide cover and the slides and clean them well, do not oil them in any way, check the springs on the slides. They have to be good but not par...
by coppinpr
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Unusual 1920s Mills machine
Replies: 19
Views: 802

Re: Unusual 1920s Mills machine

a surprisingly heavy thing! you just confirmed your new to the hobby :lol: Well it gets more interesting as we go along, That has to be one of the simplest jackpots ever and was most likley the product of the British refurbisher . The jackpot door simply seems to be held in place by the top slide,w...
by coppinpr
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bally Gay Cruise running on unusual coin
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Bally Gay Cruise running on unusual coin

I'm sure some will have, but I've never seen a slot running on a 1/2np. I was working in a cash business when decimalisation came in and on day one I was sent to the bank for the week's change. This included 2 bags of half NP. We never ever used those two bags. In fact, one bag was untouched when th...
by coppinpr
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19
Replies: 48
Views: 2737

Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Just watched the Wilson sale online, I had a few bids but won nothing. Almost got one item, the fag allwin, which went quite cheap at, I think, £280+ com. It was a very mixed bag, as expected, some of the high estimates were in fact reserve prices and several of the high priced items didn't sell. Th...
by coppinpr
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Imperial Crown Bandit - History?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Imperial Crown Bandit - History?

I've definitely seen that crown trim and the "v" trim before but I can't remember where or find them in my files (yet). Clearly made for the UK market even though the date on the check sheet could be said to be in US format. Interesting that it has a full escalator and a hand filled token jackpot th...
by coppinpr
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Coin operated petrol pumps
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Coin operated petrol pumps

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by coppinpr
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Coin operated petrol pumps
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Coin operated petrol pumps

in particular Esso Standard oil always were the biggest crooks in the oil industry. Back when 99% of their product was lamp oil their policy was to dump the unwanted petroleum (which was a by-product of the lamp oil) directly into rivers in the USA. They actually got an award from the government fo...
by coppinpr
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19
Replies: 48
Views: 2737

Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

I've been going auctions since the mid '60s and what always amazes me is that all auction house personnel (with the exception of our very own 2 j's) seem to be a mixture of Steve Hunt and Dell Boy. I went into Brighton General auctions yesterday and you would have thought I'd come to check their acc...
by coppinpr
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Coin operated petrol pumps
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Coin operated petrol pumps

its the same with water, if £2 will pay for clean water for a family in Syria for 6 months why do I have to pay so much in the UK dirtdog
by coppinpr
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Coin operated petrol pumps
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Coin operated petrol pumps

The BMR piece is very interesting. Is it common knowledge that they made a coin op petrol pump? I notice it dispensed Cleveland Petrol - that brings back memories. When I had my first car, Cleveland was the cheapest petrol around at 5/- a gallon or to quote their advertising "4 gallons for a £1". Pe...