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by brigham
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bally machine running on unusual coin
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Bally machine running on unusual coin

I don't know a lot about it.
I get it confused with the famous 'timewarp' arcade at Mablethorpe. I've not seen photos of either, although there is film of the interior of the Margate one.
by brigham
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bally machine running on unusual coin
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Bally machine running on unusual coin

That sounds like the famous (and fast becoming fabulous) 'Arcade at Margate', well known in these circles.
by brigham
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Streets Wheel Em In
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Streets Wheel Em In

Catching the coins being chucked down the glass was a big part of the fun in playing the large version. Watching people scrabbling to catch the coins always reminded me of seagulls squabbling over a spilled bag of chips; an undignified display of greed. I never imagined a single-player Wheel-'em-In...
by brigham
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Unusual 1920s Mills machine
Replies: 17
Views: 755

Re: Unusual 1920s Mills machine

The famous Mills fruit symbols were 20 to the reel even before 20-stop mechs were even thought of. Mills opened-out the reel window so as to expose three symbols on each reel, rather than just the ones on the payout line. It gave extra excitement, because it produced the 'just-one-off' factor. It wa...
by brigham
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Shields Football multiplay machine
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Shields Football multiplay machine

It's in the same vein as Crompton's Derby, or the various Whittaker-style Roulettes. It would be great to have a list of what actually survives, and in what condition. That way, things would have a better chance of survival when storage becomes unavailable. To start such a list, I have a (Pugh's) 2-...
by brigham
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Coin operated petrol pumps
Replies: 15
Views: 380

Re: Coin operated petrol pumps

The THEO Multiple isn't the coin-op pump shown. Two different pumps are described, the BMR being the coin-op one.

The THEO Multiple is something of an icon: It's the 'old pump' that looks like a lighthouse!
by brigham
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Unusual 1920s Mills machine
Replies: 17
Views: 755

Re: Unusual 1920s Mills machine

20-stop numbers on a 10-stop mech.
I'm guessing it's on a British coin?
by brigham
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Kraft Machines Brochure and price list 1966-67
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Kraft Machines Brochure and price list 1966-67

A feast of my favourite electro-mechanical gems.
Jamieson's Automatics are well represented. One of mine (Top Dog, I think) has the Kraft label still present.
I didn't know these were available in 4-player form. Something else to look for!
by brigham
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: The old Exploding Key trick!!
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: The old Exploding Key trick!!

Matches are dangerous; they can catch fire.
They should sell them without the red bit on the end; same as they've done with sweet cigarettes.
Much safer all round.
by brigham
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sega reel strip number????
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Sega reel strip number????

It's certainly got blanked-off holes, but the extra symbols look to be oranges, not lemons, which is odd.
I'd clear away all those 'stuck-over' symbols, and see what's beneath.