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by brigham
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Looking really good. It's three years since I managed to visit. I may yet get over this season, once the hotels get going again. I usually stay at the Blue Boar on Wroxham Road. I've not seen the Wroxham arcade yet; any pictures, anyone? An observation: On more than one occasion, at the Merrivale ar...
by brigham
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: So I might have over-shopped....
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: So I might have over-shopped....

24 Winning Cups is by Oliver Whales, as is PLAYBALL and The Easy Nine.
What a state!
Where to begin?
by brigham
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mills or Sega Lucky Horseshoe???
Replies: 16
Views: 1227

Re: Mills or Sega Lucky Horseshoe???

How many jackpot pulls did you get?
There should be a knob inside to adjust this.
by brigham
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Jennings Witch and Black Cat
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Jennings Witch and Black Cat

It's 5 cents carefully made into 6d. for the British market, probably by the Samson Novelty Co., if the 20-stop number reels are anything to go by.
I've yet to own a Victoria 'B'. Let's hope this fad doesn't drive them towards extinction, like Waltzers did with Speedway Arks and Autodromes.
by brigham
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mills or Sega Lucky Horseshoe???
Replies: 16
Views: 1227

Re: Lucky Horseshoe, lights on but no bonus feature working.

The soldered-on item is a spacer to stop the electric payout on the non-horseshoe orange. It shouldn't correspond to any payout hole. I can't remember what triggers the feature on Lucky Devil. It doesn't just appear; you have to get some combination. Probably the one which used to trip the jackpot; ...
by brigham
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Handan-Ni Clown identified
Replies: 17
Views: 1042

Re: Handan-Ni Clown identified

The Phœnix Works
Coin Automatic Machine Manufacturers
38 Hurst Street
Birmingham.
by brigham
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My first restoration project.
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: My first restoration project.

The gallery is clearly incomplete without a surround, although a less bulky one might be better.
As Treefrog mentions, backflash makers gave little regard to the playfield fittings, even when both were done 'in-house'. Oliver Whales comes to mind here.
by brigham
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Handan-Ni Clown identified
Replies: 17
Views: 1042

Re: Clown Catcher, info please

The ball will drop just as fast whatever it's made of, so I wouldn't worry about that.
by brigham
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Four pin starter for Jennings light ups
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: 4 pin starter for Jennings light ups

The original 4-pin starter was thermal. Two opposite pins were for a small heater in series with the tube heaters, and the other two were for the bi-metallic strip which breaks the circuit to strike the tube. The later ones are a direct plug-in replacement. The two 'break' contacts are bridged, and ...
by brigham
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Four pin starter for Jennings light ups
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: 4 pin starter for Jennings light ups

I have some, somewhere.
They are the later, discharge tube type, not the thermal ones, but they are a direct replacement.
I'll have a dig around tomorrow.