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by rivierakid
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Holy allwin Batman!
Replies: 11
Views: 2796

Re: Holy allwin Batman!

Finally the allwin is fully reassembled and working. Just to conclude the saga of the balls - I tried half-inch, 9/16ths and 14mm - all without success. Either too small to stack high enough in the reserve, or too large to get through all the guides. Eventually 17/32 proved to be the perfect fit. Ca...
by rivierakid
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Holy allwin Batman!
Replies: 11
Views: 2796

Re: Holy allwin Batman!

A few pics as requested following a clean and de-gunk. Machine has double entry slots for coin and token, has working 5 tube payout (but unfortunately no tokens) and functioning reserve. No cashbox or reject button, but other than the odd replacement screw appears complete and original. I’ve still g...
by rivierakid
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Holy allwin Batman!
Replies: 11
Views: 2796

Re: Holy allwin Batman!

Many thanks for the quick replies and information. Mystery of the hole solved! I do have another question for the experts. What size of balls should my allwin reserve have? I’ve tried it with half-inch balls and they are too small to stack high enough in the reserve tube for the machine to operate c...
by rivierakid
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Holy allwin Batman!
Replies: 11
Views: 2796

Holy allwin Batman!

Hi folks, I’ve recently acquired a Saxony allwin reserve in totally original (but absolutely filthy) condition. Am just sending the cabinet to my furniture restorer for a bit of repair and polish when I noticed a hole in the side of the cabinet. It appears original and even has a brass ferrule insid...
by rivierakid
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Edgerton Double Loop identified
Replies: 26
Views: 10224

Re: Edgerton Double Loop identified

So I received my Delrin balls in the post. They’re actually a bit heavier than I expected and so was full of optimism that they’d be the ideal solution. They do have excellent “pingability” and shot around the loops. But...the 5/8 inch balls are a shade too large and they got stuck in the mech. Stil...
by rivierakid
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Edgerton Double Loop identified
Replies: 26
Views: 10224

Re: Edgerton Double Loop identified

Thanks for the reply. Have decided to try balls made from Delrin which appears to be the material used for casino grade roulette balls. Fingers crossed they work, will let you know how I get on in case others are looking for an alternative to steel balls for older machines |/XX\|
by rivierakid
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Edgerton Double Loop identified
Replies: 26
Views: 10224

Re: Edgerton Double Loop identified

Hi, I’ve just acquired an Edgerton Double Loop that came with 4 steel balls. Was interested to read this old thread saying it should have composite balls. Does anyone know where to acquire an equivalent to composite balls? I’ve searched a few bearing suppliers and 5/8" bearings are available in...
by rivierakid
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: BUY IT NOW
Replies: 32
Views: 9192

Re: BUY IT NOW

Ah yes, but it's not just the buyers with their "I'm in the area" lies, the one that makes me laugh most is the seller who "knows nothing about these. so don't know if it's working OK", then posts a photo with four other machines in the background. There are three of these on eb...
by rivierakid
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bajazzo Clown wall machines
Replies: 142
Views: 40575

Re: Which clown?

I think this Clown is more likely from a British factory such as the Phoenix Works (Coin Automatic Co. of Birmingham). I think the custom-made spandrels (of a design I've never seen before) in place of the thin brass fancy spandrels found on most German Clowns and wall machines, is a definite point...
by rivierakid
Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bajazzo Clown wall machines
Replies: 142
Views: 40575

Re: Which clown?

Thanks for the reply. I hadn't thought about the cabinet - but you are right, it is a much finer grain than my English machines of the same age. There are no PMWG stamps on the machine and I cant find any obvious serial numbers (where should I be looking?) One other question - the brass piston at th...