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by alan57
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bryan's 10 cup completed
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Bryan's 10 cup completed

The mechanical parts was mainly rusted very little blue paint left on it. So decided to completely take it apart and wire wheeled all the mechanical parts then polished. All chrome work re chromed, new backflash, and sanded the cabinet with 200 then 400 grit and waxed the cabinet.
by alan57
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bryan's 10 cup completed
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Bryan's 10 cup completed

With all the spare time we all seem to have now, was able to complete my Bryan's 10 cup and add it to my Bryan's collection.
by alan57
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out
Replies: 17
Views: 1590

Re: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out

Thanks for all your suggestions, will have more time to look at it next weekend. |/XX\|
by alan57
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out
Replies: 17
Views: 1590

Re: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out

Hi BP Thanks for the reply, yes done all you have said yesterday, only use uncirculated pennies so bad thin coins can be ruled out, springs levers seem to be ok, even too out the coin slides. Noticed that when a winning line has been achieved, the vertical fingers only go into 2 reels?, if pressure ...
by alan57
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out
Replies: 17
Views: 1590

Mills Romanhead started to not pay out

The Mills Romanhead I have has always paid out correctly, until this weekend. On Saturday morning started ok, paid out correctly on plums and cherries, but found later in the day it started to be temperamental. Would pay out correctly on 2 cherries ( 2 pennies), 2 cherries +bell (4 pennies), 2 cherr...
by alan57
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?
Replies: 12
Views: 1734

Re: Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?

The information I got today was from Steve Knight who runs the Colne Valley Postal history museum.
Apparently very few were made. He knows of only 2 that are left (his and this one), his is faulty and he's not sure if this one works at all!
by alan57
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?
Replies: 12
Views: 1734

Re: Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?

Some update on the vending machine. When the 6d coin is placed in the slot, 2 x 3d bits were vended.
Dates from 1959, when the letter rate went up to 3d.
by alan57
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?
Replies: 12
Views: 1734

Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?

Noticed this stamp vending machine on Ebay, unusual as it doesn't seem to vend stamps.

The mechanical parts inside indicate that it vended coins or possibly tokens, never seen one like this before.

Looks like you would put a 6d in the slot and got?

Anybody any ideas what it was for?
by alan57
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Bargain Hunt BBC1 2/12/19 interview with Darren Hesketh
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Re: Bargain Hunt BBC1 2/12/19 interview with Darren Hesketh

The last time I was in Bygone times around August time, most of the machines had been taken away, leaving a lot of empty spaces :!?!: After speaking to Bob (Jingle) a couple of weeks ago, and he told me a lot of the machines Darren had in Bygone times was on loan from Clive ( the guy who had the pen...
by alan57
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Bargain Hunt BBC1 2/12/19 interview with Darren Hesketh
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Bargain Hunt BBC1 2/12/19 interview with Darren Hesketh

Just wondered if anyone saw Darren Hesketh being interviewed on Bargain Hunt BBC1 2/12/19 The film crew was at Bygone times, Eccleston, Lancashire. The interviewer who's name escapes me was discussing slot machines with Darren in his penny arcade in Bygone times. A number of working models and some ...