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by cait001
Thu Feb 22, 2024 3:59 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Putting Coinslot archive online
Replies: 39
Views: 5976

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: 8912

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: 2693

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: 11226

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: 2693

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: 2693

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: 998

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: 6217

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: 970

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: 998

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...
by cait001
Tue Oct 24, 2023 12:16 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Niche Collections
Replies: 24
Views: 11443

Re: Niche Collections

I don't see why the BM Co doesn't fit in? I can see the "Whirl Wind" above is a spiral machine because the spiral decides the winner but the "All Winners" is a standard allwin with one extra set of rails. In fact, the "Chip or Bust" has the same number of rails as the ...
by cait001
Mon Oct 23, 2023 10:11 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Cottees Auction of Penny machines 4.11.23
Replies: 7
Views: 1880

Re: Cottees Auction of Penny machines 4.11.23

Omg - I love that "Darts" machine. Anyone know who makes it or when it's from?
by cait001
Mon Oct 23, 2023 10:03 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: The Undiscovered
Replies: 30
Views: 8103

Re: The Undiscovered

pennymachines wrote: Sun Oct 22, 2023 2:03 pm Looks a bit like an ancestor of Sky Jump.
Wow, where's this one from? I thought I had a good grasp of these ones but never seen a double track before.
by cait001
Thu Oct 19, 2023 8:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Niche Collections
Replies: 24
Views: 11443

Re: Niche Collections

Thank you! I will add those to the post later this weekend. I thought a bit about the specific criteria I wanted to use and I decided to not list machines where the ball is launched via a spiral, so that first one, the BM Co All Winners, wouldn't meet my criteria, but the other 2 do as it's the spir...
by cait001
Thu Oct 19, 2023 8:02 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: BM Co Pin Royal
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

Re: BM Co Pin Royal

What year is the Pin-Royal and will you sell it to me? ;)
by cait001
Thu Oct 19, 2023 2:10 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Niche Collections
Replies: 24
Views: 11443

Re: Niche Collections

by cait001
Wed Oct 18, 2023 3:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Atlantic Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Hello from Atlantic Canada

Hello everyone, I have been collecting and restoring old arcade cabinets from the '70s and '80s era. My most recent acquisition was a Duo Mat from an auction house. Unfortunately, the cabinet was missing as well as a few internals but the good news is the front glass is still intact and in good con...
by cait001
Wed Oct 18, 2023 2:02 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Looking to confirm this French collector, circa 1991
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Looking to confirm this French collector, circa 1991

I have put this video up properly in its own thread at viewtopic.php?t=9589
I was also able to confirm that this indeed was Andre.
by cait001
Wed Oct 18, 2023 2:01 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Video on pachinko history, featuring early machines from around the world
Replies: 6
Views: 998

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

Hosted by 谷啓 (Kei Tani), this aired on Nippon TV January 1992 and features Dick Bueschel (USA), Nic Costa (then in the UK), André Simon (France), and 遠藤嘉一 (Kaichi Endo, Japan) amongst others. https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2023/10/pachinko-history-tv-mook-mystery.html Many wonderful machines to ...
by cait001
Tue Oct 17, 2023 5:44 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Looking to confirm this French collector, circa 1991
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Looking to confirm this French collector, circa 1991

Yes, this is from that 1992 Nippon TV special that was filmed in 1991. I have acquired the video and am working on subtitles, and while I am hedging that that is Andre Simon, I would like confirmation from other collectors. Do you have a recording of the 1992 talk? I have read the spring 1993 Coin S...