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by wembleylion
Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Coin operated stereo viewers
Replies: 83
Views: 47343

Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Instruction card aside, I wonder if this was originally a domestic, rather than a coin-operated, viewer. Did you notice where the slot was located? Sorry no, the top of the piano was at head height so I could not see the top of the viewer at all. They were very busy with the fairground organs so I ...
by wembleylion
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Coin operated stereo viewers
Replies: 83
Views: 47343

The Stereoscope Viewer

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

Whilst visiting The Grange Musical Museum's Fairground Organ Day near Diss, Norfolk on Sunday I spotted this viewer. It was on top of a player piano so difficult to photograph.
by wembleylion
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Mystery Canadian-made coin shooter
Replies: 5
Views: 2064

Re: Unusual and interesting Canadian-made coin shooter

Coppinpr wrote; Two things that struck me: 1. The instructions hints a win will pay "all the coins in the cup". How would it be possible to have more than one coin in the cup? 2. Why did it need four bells!! I think that the target would be a short vertical slot in the front of the black ...
by wembleylion
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Tim Hunkin: The Secret Life of components, guides for designers and makers
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Re: Tim Hunkin: The Secret Life of components, guides for designers and makers

Here are some early Tim Hunkin slot machines. I like the bar tender but you have to be quick to catch the whisky glass

by wembleylion
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Bryans Bumper
Replies: 32
Views: 6619

Re: Bryans Bumper

WOW, absolutely brilliant workmanship. !!THUMBSX2!! **xXx** !!THUMBSX2!!
by wembleylion
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Media blast set up for home use
Replies: 6
Views: 2369

Re: Media blast set up for home use

This YouTube video gives some idea of the dust problem mentioned above. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyZTGKTCKj0 I thought this was the best comment. Remember you are pumping air into the cabinet so it doesn't just need sealing it needs somewhere for all the air to escape from otherwise you will...
by wembleylion
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Hawtins Juke boxes
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

Re: Hawtins Juke boxes

Here is a link to a 12 page story of Hatwin and Ditchburn. Some brilliant photos here.
https://www.ditchburn.co.uk/history-1946.htm
by wembleylion
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?
Replies: 12
Views: 3373

Re: What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?

This from the Rock-Ola Store in America In 1890 Louis Glass and William S Arnold modified an Edison Class M Electric Phonograph with a coin mechanism, making it the world’s first nickel in the slot phonograph. It had no speakers; patrons had to listen to the music using one of four listening tubes....
by wembleylion
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Game ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 5871

Re: Game ideas

Re, The sequence memory game suggestions.
There are some light up memory games that you could probably strip the guts out of and extend the wiring to suit your telephone exchange. Simon Says and Tap-It might be useful donors of parts.
by wembleylion
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The Repair Shop BBC 1
Replies: 21
Views: 9317

Re: Future episode of "The Repair shop"

Brilliant! Wish I had had one when I was a kid. !!THUMBSX2!!