I spoke to Henry Powell a while back, lovely guy, and asked to have the machine converted from 6d to 20p coins which will cost around £90, which sounds appealing. It sounds APPALLING! You have a collector's item here; in my opinion it needs conserving, not modernising. It is on the original denomin...
We in the slot-machine fancy are the guardians of British culture, as far as our traditional money is concerned.
The stamp-collectors believe that they fulfil that role; they do not.
I recently heard one pronounce "Three Ha'pence" as "One and a Half Old Pee".
I kid you not!
Were they British 'tanners' or Australian?
I wouldn't expect lemons on the middle reel, otherwise people might expect a payout from three lemons, which would be unheard-of.
(Machines during the electro-mechanical age began to feature this aberration!)