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by moonriver
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: 1950s British arcade photos
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: 1950s British arcade photos

Fantastic pictures. Nice to see a Sidney Knows in star position right at the front, quite a high overall percentage of fortune related machines which shows how popular they were, and still are. The absence of allwins, bandits etc may have been down to something like a condition of the lease. Old lea...
by moonriver
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from new Allwin collector
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Hi from new Allwin collector

Is this for legal reasons or purely originality reasons? I would prefer original ones. I found a link on line to the licensing query and these are games of skill, so apparently don’t need a license now? Allwins are not games of skill. The subject has been discussed at great length here before, if y...
by moonriver
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from new Allwin collector
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Hi from new Allwin collector

arcane! that's a good word rarely used
by moonriver
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: '60s arcades
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: '60s arcades

Some great footage, Jim Crompton always looked the same even when he was much younger, whenever he was photographed he always looked as if he was staring straight up into the air instead of at the camera, must have been his glasses lenses. Right into old age Cromptons always had him on their trade s...
by moonriver
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bell Fruit Cascade
Replies: 121
Views: 22240

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

I guess the view you take on this depends on which side of the fence you were. In the UK it was a constant battle with cheats, from electro mechanical machines and the wrapping rolls of old 10p coins in sellotape, slicing them into single coins again with the extra band around them and rolling strai...
by moonriver
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bell Fruit Cascade
Replies: 121
Views: 22240

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Make a bubble wrap jacket for it, easy to take off if customs want to look inside, (and put back on again) then a nylon rope tied criss cross around it like a parcel and carry it by the rope much like a suitcase and make it look light and easy to carry. Don't forget to get them to put a 'accepted fo...
by moonriver
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bell Fruit Cascade
Replies: 121
Views: 22240

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

At check in I'd either get them to put it into the fragile hold, or persuade them to put a 'passed for cabin luggage' label on it and carry it onboard and ask the purser to put it into the crew wardrobe.
I do this frequently when travelling back from the US without any issues at all.
by moonriver
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Nominator?
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: Nominator?

I can see this will be the next thing to look out for at auction, real bits swapped over with fake
by moonriver
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Garrett's cigarette vending machine
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Garrett's cigarette vending machine

I knew that emoji would come in handy again
by moonriver
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Photos from the Pocklington Museum collection
Replies: 4
Views: 1582

Re: Photos from the Pocklington Museum collection

I think the reason it wasn't particularly successful is that you couldn't play the majority of the machines, only look at them, and it was in a small market town, not a high footfall tourist location. Also, at the time the machines were relatively cheap to buy. Paul Daniels went on to co-own, for a ...