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by coppinpr
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Very old amusement arcade
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Very old amusement arcade

an interesting question, these machines were standard 1d per play, which would equate to about 42p today. As to running costs, that's not so easy, you would need to take into account the cost/rental of the machine, electricity costs, maintenance costs (if owned not rented), and life span of the mach...
by coppinpr
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Very old amusement arcade
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Very old amusement arcade

we think the cast irons were at Southend, the working models well i can make out the "night watchman" "the miser" and the "churchyard" here is another photo i have only half finished as yet showing they were next to a brick/wood shed described as "the aquarium"...
by coppinpr
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: New way of getting past Ebay rules
Replies: 46
Views: 13098

Re: New way of getting past Ebay rules

interesting that machines are being reported again, something that hasn't happened since EH stopped their auctions, and now they are selling again the removals are back. The modern machine situation is a bit odd as there are always a large number of those and most don't get removed. As we have found...
by coppinpr
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Very old amusement arcade
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: very old amusement arcade

I've now scanned all the negatives from the collection of old photos I've bought for my website and I'm trying to improve the quality where needed,if I can, I'm very pleased with these two. The first photo is the original as scanned into the computer, the second was achieved by scanning just half th...
by coppinpr
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Very old amusement arcade
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Very old amusement arcade

If you saw this, you would just HAVE to go in. :D
by coppinpr
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: EH / Collector Connector sales
Replies: 1260
Views: 374896

Re: EH / Collector Connector sales

well said !THUMBS!
by coppinpr
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: I'd like to know a little bit more about these two machines
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: I'd like to know a little bit more about these two machines

here are two odd large case machines,the first from the same maker as Polo etc, I'm sure the forum has discussed it before but I've not seen it before, single-player and a machine that would seem full of problems for the operator, like the "ant viewer" too much trouble for the average oper...
by coppinpr
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: On this day in 1947
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: On this day in 1947

T'would appear you were about to boldly go where no man has gone before, which sounds like tribble to me. Highly illogical. :#:
"its funny Jim,but not as we know it"
by coppinpr
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Aladdin's Cave
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Aladdin's Cave

looks like these two actually found the Aladdin's cave we have all been searching for !OMFG!
what do you think? £8,000-£10,000 visible?
by coppinpr
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: On this day in 1947
Replies: 4
Views: 233

On this day in 1947

On the 19th June 1947 the Pan Am super constellation "clipper Eclipse "crashed in the Iraq desert killing 7 of the 25 passengers and 7 of the 10 crew. One engine had failed and the other three overheated, one caught fire causing it to detach from the wing. The crew attempted a belly landin...