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by sweetmeats
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Garrett's cigarette vending machine
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Garrett's cigarette vending machine

Just found this old advert for cigarette vending machine made by Clement Garrett and Co, more well known for their gold change machines. Has anyone seen a triple vender similar to this? I see they use the word "BIJOU" for the single column model a term they used on their cast iron gold changers from...
by sweetmeats
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Arade of working models at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard
Replies: 18
Views: 3796

Re: Arcade of working models at Portsmouth Naval dockyard

These machines are part of the Clive Baker collection.
by sweetmeats
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Photos from the Pocklington Museum collection
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Photos from the Pocklington Museum collection

Here are some of the photos that I have from Pocklington penny arcade when Jon Gresham owned and ran it.
by sweetmeats
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Robot Roundup
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Robot Roundup

I have never seen the Eric the robot machine but do have six different tokens from the machine collected over several years. They are each 21mm in diameter. Having a similar front with a different back, each showing a good luck charm. If anyone has a different token I would be pleased to know the de...
by sweetmeats
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Clacton-on-Sea - The Pier Bally Machines
Replies: 12
Views: 4919

Re: Clacton-on-Sea - The Pier Bally Machines

A maxim I have always found to be true was told to me many years ago is as follows, The tickets of opportunity are stamped valid this day only.
by sweetmeats
Mon May 20, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Love Test card
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Love test card

I have a set of 10 different cards similar to this card (which I bought). The texts on the back do not include the text on this card. The card is illustrated below and, as you see, states 'Sole Makers & Patentees A.W. Patents, Southport'. Do not have any idea what the machine looked like though.
by sweetmeats
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Re: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia

Thank you to Bob for the improved photo and also to Gameswat for the excellent link to the Cox's site. The picture does pose a question, where do the used cups go? On the usual size machine there is a recessed tray behind the pediment. On the Ell's machine on the small size a galleried top to place ...
by sweetmeats
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Cast Postcard Vendor
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

Re: Cast Postcard Vendor

Found this only on Wednesday morning and spoke to the auction house who were very helpful correctly describing the machine as cast iron pediment and iron case with enamel coin entry . Left what I expected to be a winning bid £1600 only to watch on line, it open at £320 and continue up to one bid ove...
by sweetmeats
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Watling Derby re-creation
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: Watling Derby re-creation

The short video of the Watling Derby seemed to me not give too much information. Was it was a copy or restoration? The attached article either adds to this or is unrelated - in either case I feel it is worth sharing. It comes from the late Dick Bueschel's coin op classics which ran for only 13 issue...