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by coppinpr
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Garrett's cigarette vending machine
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Garrett's cigarette vending machine

Here is the caption that goes with that photo: 24th June 1937: A canned beer machine being tested out in London. The customer inserts 6d, waits for the coin to drop and pulls out a sealed can of beer. A woman is using the opener on the right hand side of the machine. Experiments are being made to ma...
by coppinpr
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: R & W Grand National question
Replies: 0
Views: 66

R & W Grand National question

Someone contacted my www.penny-arcade.info site with the following question, can anyone help please?

"Does anyone have a photo of the back side of the horses in the R&W Grand National? I am trying to figure out the routing for the wire that actuates the front legs.
Thanks,"
by coppinpr
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Aristocrat
Replies: 23
Views: 2218

Re: Aristocrat

And "uncle Len" Ainsworth holding it up.
by coppinpr
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: R&W Many Happy Returns Allwin
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: R&W Many Happy Returns Allwin

Fill-em-up was different as it paid cigarettes. Print the backflash on printable vinyl then either cover with self adhesive clear vinyl or get it laminated (laminated is better).
by coppinpr
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Aristocrat Honey Bee
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Aristocrat Honey Bee

The hinge would be a bit strange, seems it would make life difficult at the factory !PUZZLED! . Need to at least see a photo of the handle but these often simply unscrew. Heating then cooling the metal might make it easier. The problem is getting a grip on it without damaging it.
by coppinpr
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Pace Star twin jackpot conversion front identified
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: Pace

I believe the lock on the front releases the back door which has no lock at all. I thought the logo on the top was Jennings. Even the award card is not strictly the correct one, it's from a Comet.
by coppinpr
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Garrett's cigarette vending machine
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Garrett's cigarette vending machine

My God, these were expensive!! £5 in 1935 is equal to £310 today! That's a lot of 2d packets of fags to get your money back :o (true 2d works out at 51p today, but even allowing for 50% profit on a 2d packet that's 1200 packets to sell before you make a profit through the machine and that doesn't in...
by coppinpr
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Interesting British-made pintable on ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 275

Interesting British-made pintable on ebay

I thought this might be of interest on the forum, mostly because it clearly displays the maker's name and address.
by coppinpr
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Arade of working models at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard
Replies: 18
Views: 3254

Re: Arade of working models at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard

This is good news - the last time I was there all the machines were either out of order or turned front to the wall. The area they were in was not being used. Seems they have returned to life and been given a revamped area (although in the same general area). !!THUMBSX2!!
by coppinpr
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Elephant House Auctions
Replies: 1171
Views: 178992

Re: Elephant House Auctions

This week's non-slot, no reserve auction at EH has, I think, nothing of interest to our hobby, although I am intrigued by the inflatable rear half of a full size aeroplane. You don't see those every day.