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by jonesthegarage
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Duomat penny slot machine
Replies: 63
Views: 6613

Re: Duomat penny slot machine

This is the ebay listing for this particular machine so you can see the pics of the front and case. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/penny-slot-machine-DUO-MAT-roulette-game-antique-mechanical-vintage-penny-slot-/322347400372?hash=item4b0d66fcb4%3Ag%3A4BMAAOSw5cNYQErE&nma=true&si=IYkrqafPw3alZxkqt28JvL08L3...
by jonesthegarage
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: Feeling old?
Replies: 3
Views: 1432

Feeling old?

in the description of a pinball machine on ebay

"I have not touched the cabinet and this remains 'commiserate with age'."
by jonesthegarage
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Cigarette vending machine info needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

Re: Cigarette vending machine info needed

Soren Wistoft, Danish company, and I'd bet my boots it started life as a vendor for Aspro or something similar. Nice job though Widget.

p.s. are you any relation to Bridget the Midget, the Queen of the blues?
by jonesthegarage
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bandit Stand
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: Bandit Stand

40 odd years ago the Design Manager where I worked walked past a drawing in progress that showed for scale, a man stood by a large industrial boiler. His only comment to the Design Engineer was "I hope that man is to British Standard, 5 foot 9 and right handed". I have never bothered to find out whe...
by jonesthegarage
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Gallopers - Carousel
Replies: 10
Views: 1993

Re: Gallopers - Carousel

I have just checked some old photos of my kids on a carousel in the Shelburne Musuem Vermont and that is definitely going anti clockwise, but more importantly (to me anyway) why in my family are Gallopers referred to as "bobby horses"?
by jonesthegarage
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: British Treasure American Gold Mills for sale ebay.com
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Re: British Treasure American Gold Mills for sale ebay.com

I forced myself to watch this show as I'd seen a trailer that featured a) slots and b) my home town. What a load of crap. Are all the programmes of this genre that bad? So a fella who is supposedly an expert says his 100% complete, original and fully working Space Invaders machine is better than the...
by jonesthegarage
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Official Historian?
Replies: 20
Views: 2540

Re: Official Historian?

........... in the very long term I believe that current technology cannot be relied upon to allow indefinite access when compared with the printed word, which has and will continue to last for hundreds of years. This was brought home to me a while ago when I tried to open a 20 year old CAD drawing...
by jonesthegarage
Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Grand Slam
Replies: 23
Views: 2321

Re: Grand slam

Definitely based on bridge then although I don't believe the term "book" features in the actual game the term "finesse" does. It is not a game I know or have any desire to learn so can't help you any more than that. As coppinpr says, it does look overly complicated for what it is but so is the card ...
by jonesthegarage
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Grand Slam
Replies: 23
Views: 2321

Re: Grand slam

I can't make out the words from your photo but it is almost certainly based on the card game "Bridge". Post a close up of the words if you can.
by jonesthegarage
Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Brenco Heads n' Tails identified
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Brenco Heads n' Tails identified

Sorry about picture but it's all I could copy from eBay search page as the listing itself had been removed.

This looks to be a bit different although perhaps way too late for some of you. Any info on how it worked?
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