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by cait001
Thu Apr 18, 2024 2:22 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Sega Basketball and clones
Replies: 12
Views: 1037

Re: Sega Basketball?

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin. Just purchased this Basketball machine today (rather strange after reading Cait001 post in Niche collections this very morning.) Big question: who made it? Does not look like the Sega in Cait001 post. Can anybody advise on the ball used and does anyone know ho...
by cait001
Thu Apr 18, 2024 1:53 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Morphy April 2024 auction catalogue
Replies: 14
Views: 892

Re: Morphy April 2024 auction catalogue

Hi, just replied to your email. My hobby-time is sometimes just in short bursts, with indeterminate gaps in between, so apologies for the delay. Def interested, but I'm going to see if someone has the set first, just to simplify.
!!RAYOF!!
by cait001
Thu Apr 18, 2024 12:53 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Sega Basketball and clones
Replies: 12
Views: 1037

Re: Sega Basketball?

Ding ding ding we have a winner!
Nicely spotted.
by cait001
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:49 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Sega Basketball and clones
Replies: 12
Views: 1037

Re: Sega Basketball?

adding: I do think your machine is an earlier model. At least, initially. Yours has the three holes for each leg visible. It appears retrofitted with the extra green base, and then the robust coin door added. I'd be curious to know if you feel that retrofit was an amateur one-off or done by a factor...
by cait001
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:45 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Sega Basketball and clones
Replies: 12
Views: 1037

Re: Sega Basketball?

Just purchased this Basketball machine today (rather strange after reading Cait001 post in Niche collections this very morning.) Big question: who made it? Does not look like the Sega in Cait001 post. Can anybody advise on the ball used and does anyone know how / who can repair cracks in the angula...
by cait001
Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:03 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Morphy April 2024 auction catalogue
Replies: 14
Views: 892

Re: Morphy April 2024 auction catalogue

One last entry on Bill Howard. He had a third book published,"What's Worth Keeping." 2022. All the pictures in Bill's books are excellent and he recounts how he came to obtain the games. Any chance you, or anyone else, would sell Bill Howard's books? I'd like to buy them to do high resolu...
by cait001
Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Identifying this machine
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Identifying this machine

Following! Fascinating.
by cait001
Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:30 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Niche Collections
Replies: 25
Views: 12182

Re: Niche Collections

Niche Mechanisms 007: basketball ball-popping
https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2024 ... -ball.html

Basketball - バスケットボール [1] by セガ (Sega) 1.jpg
Basketball - バスケットボール [1] by セガ (Sega) 1.jpg (172.23 KiB) Viewed 153 times

by cait001
Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:22 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: A.T.E. 21 exhibitors? 1965
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: A.T.E. 21 exhibitors? 1965

these two pages on my site have a very few photos taken at trade shows in the 60's I do not know what shows or the actual dates other than the photo labled "1963 photo of the London amusement machine trade fair at the Horticultural halls shows Ruffler&Walker's stand front middle with Morri...
by cait001
Sat Apr 06, 2024 5:13 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: A.T.E. 21 exhibitors? 1965
Replies: 2
Views: 153

A.T.E. 21 exhibitors? 1965

Does anyone have the exhibitor list and/or photos of exhibits at A.T.E. 21 of 1965? (Amusement Trade Exhibition) searching through magazines all I've been able to find is a handful of photos of few people there, but that's it. I have exhibitor lists from A.T.E. 20 (1964) and 22 (1966) and 23 (1966),...
by cait001
Thu Feb 22, 2024 3:59 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Putting Coinslot archive online
Replies: 39
Views: 6563

Re: Putting Coinslot archive online

Bumping this thread again: I am looking for runs of Coin Slot magazine to purchase and/or borrow. I will do high resolution scans of all of them, share them freely, and take all legal risks. If you want to sell them to me, great. If you want them back, I will cover all shipping costs and could even ...
by cait001
Wed Jan 10, 2024 8:56 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Sega Clover Bell & Blackjack
Replies: 15
Views: 9049

Re: Sega Clover Bell & Blackjack

It's hard to see this machine as a trade stimulator as in the original meaning. The trade stimulator period was dead and buried by 1949 and these Clovers come from era V of Sega's slot period so that's after the Sega hi-tops and Continentals, so late '70s and at the very end of their slot machine p...
by cait001
Tue Jan 09, 2024 1:36 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Ahrens Huntsmans Derby identified
Replies: 18
Views: 3123

Re: Ahrens Huntsmans Derby identified

Adding it here so it's seen in the thread:
~1937 日本大競馬場 (Japan big racecourse) [卓上競馬機 (tabletop horse racing machine)] by 日本娯楽機製作所 (Japan Amusement Machine Manufacturing)
日本大競馬場 (Japan big racecourse) [卓上競馬機 (tabletop horse racing machine)] by 日本娯楽機製作所 (Japan Amusement Machine Manufacturing) 1.jpg
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by cait001
Sun Jan 07, 2024 11:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Ahrens / Shefras Punchballs
Replies: 33
Views: 11640

Re: Ahrens / Shefras Punchballs

I bet every few years they painted the whole thing over, not to modernise but to protect. As Fred Fowle commented , showmen regularly slapped on a new coat of varnish (or in this case paint) to protect the piece from wear and tear and the elements. Perhaps you should frame it? !!ARTIST!! LOL this i...
by cait001
Sun Jan 07, 2024 11:18 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Ahrens Huntsmans Derby identified
Replies: 18
Views: 3123

Re: Ahrens Huntsmans Derby identified

Here is a link: https://earlyarcadesjapan.blogspot.com/2024/01/1937-japan-big-racecourse-tabletop.html I have copied the images from this thread for the post to showcase the similarities. Even though the single image is of poor quality, there are many parallels that point to Ahrens' machines as bein...
by cait001
Sun Dec 24, 2023 12:30 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Ahrens Huntsmans Derby identified
Replies: 18
Views: 3123

Re: Ahrens Huntsmans Derby identified

I'm quite excited this thread popped up. I was sifting through Automatic Pleasures today and noticed the Huntsmans Derby and came online to learn more about it.

I think I've identified a Japanese machine that was a copy / based on Huntsman Derby and/or Greyhound Derby
by cait001
Sat Nov 04, 2023 5:00 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Video on pachinko history, featuring early machines from around the world
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: Video on pachinko history, featuring early machines from around the world

exploring the arcade in 1992-01 TVムック故郷は欧州 意外なパチンコ進化論 / TV Mook Mystery Journey: Surprising theory of pachinko evolution https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2023/10/exploring-arcade-in-1992-01-tv-tv-mook.html Lots of British and French machines featured, but still a number of machines I have not iden...
by cait001
Fri Nov 03, 2023 4:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Keeney's Pony Derby
Replies: 14
Views: 6864

Re: Keeney's Pony Derby

IMG_0519b.jpg The Pony Derby is now working as it did originally and has a reproduction backglass. You still around ballybingo? Your machine + photos inspired me to create entries for 2 machines that will deepen this mystery. ~1965 Pony Derby - ポニーダービー [import] by Keeney & さとみ (Satomi — Samy) h...
by cait001
Thu Nov 02, 2023 2:54 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Morphy Oct 2023 Las Vegas
Replies: 2
Views: 1657

Re: Morphy Oct 2023 Las Vegas

There's just no auction house that brings the spectacle like Morphy does. Lots of excitement brings lots of eyeballs which brings higher prices, but then that's why all the top collectors use them to exchange their 5-figure machines I guess. Morphy does the whole collector community a service by kee...
by cait001
Tue Oct 24, 2023 12:18 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Video on pachinko history, featuring early machines from around the world
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: Video on pachinko history, featuring early machines from around the world

Ahhh well spotted! I'm in the process of finishing up an "arcade exploration" video to cover all of the machines in this TV show, and was just about to get to those pickwick-style ones. The current batch of arcade explorations is here: https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/search/label/Arcade...