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by dickywink
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The future of our hobby and collaboration
Replies: 12
Views: 3831

Re: The future of our hobby and collaboration

Hi PM yes still tuned in and thanks for the update ... good to see a member of the Hawtins family posting ... my Ditchburn research has been held back with this blooming global flu bug that is going round :) ... so hoping to contact and meet up with some of these people when its all over, one thing ...
by dickywink
Mon May 11, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bell-Fruit Manufacturing Co. bandits
Replies: 112
Views: 34174

Bell Fruit Nevada mech on Ebay

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin. Hi Guys I'm not sure if this is good or not or will interest someone... whilst browsing through the Ebay Jukebox section I came across this auction... seems strange it's under jukeboxes but it caught my eye as it's a mech that I believe is not very common .. a Bel...
by dickywink
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Mills Futurity - A cheating Mills Bandit?
Replies: 34
Views: 7479

Re: Mills Futurity - A cheating Mills Bandit?

Just to throw a spanner in the works Tossing a coin on to the ground (hence why it's usually caught in the hand) is not 1:1. There is a possibility that it could land on the edge of the coin and sit on its side. So what's the microscopic probability of that happening.... 1 in a million, I guess... b...
by dickywink
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: 1950s - '60s British arcade photos
Replies: 21
Views: 5414

Re: 1950s - '60s British arcade photos

Hi Guys Great article and photos in the Yarmouth Mercury ... I sent the link Pennymachines posted to Freddy Bailey in the USA and he came back with some info that was totally unexpected ... Firstly his late father organised the trade association making the protest at the time called The Seaside Oper...
by dickywink
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Billboard Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: Billboard Magazine

Billboard is an amazing source of information ... I found the article by Thomas Kosh over a year ago whilst researching for my website www.dithburn.co.uk ... I don't know if you noticed, but Billboard got the page numbering all wrong at the bottom of the first article, so you need to search the pape...
by dickywink
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Old and the New
Replies: 16
Views: 3551

Re: Old and the New

And a new Arcade Club opening in Blackpool next year .... it's slightly later era than what we are used to here, but it is something that has my respect as they do what we do in restore original machines, repair and preserve them and allow others to play them. Here is the news from Mr Palmer.... All...
by dickywink
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: 1950s - '60s British arcade photos
Replies: 21
Views: 5414

Re: 1950s British arcade photos

Some amazing photos there ... and some stories to be told about running arcades in those days ... Here is a photo that was sent to me by Freddy Bailey for my website www.ditchburn.co.uk it shows his fathers arcade in 1955 which was situated at the top of Mundesley Cliffs in North Norfolk, the arcade...
by dickywink
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bell Fruit Strike
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Re: Bell Fruit Strike

hi plupke123

The Place for all the information you require regarding restoring and parts for old Fruitmachines and lots more can be found here ...
https://www.fruitemu.co.uk/ib/index.php?/index

Hope this Helps
Dicky
by dickywink
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified
Replies: 19
Views: 3872

Re: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified

Excuse my Investigative behaviour .... But is the one posted by Paul and the one posted by PM from EH action exactly the same machine but with a bit of timber added on top? It seems to me that the wood grains and markings are exactly the same. :D PM.jpg paul.jpg Evenin' All, Detective Inspector Dick...
by dickywink
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jamieson’s Autofruit range 1962 - 64
Replies: 15
Views: 3484

Re: Jamieson’s Autofruit range 1962 - 64

Hopefully that will help a little bit... Unfortunately the Starlet did not have a variator motor so that is not shown.

All the best ... dicky