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by slotalot
Thu Apr 11, 2024 4:06 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Vintage amusement arcades currently open in the UK
Replies: 69
Views: 20634

Re: Vintage amusement arcades currently open in the UK

Called into Bygone times near Chorley, Lancashire today to see Darren Hesketh collection, Darren no longer has any machines here anymore, I was told that he had moved out earlier in the year. I called over to see him last year, unfortunately his arcade was in quite a mess at the time, I believe the...
by slotalot
Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exhibit Supply Jockey Club identified
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: This week's difficult ID question

Back again with the answer !SMARTY! I have been looking at some back issues of the coin slot magazine. I had a nagging feeling that I had seen this machine before. !READ! Anyway, I found what I was looking for in the June 1983 issue. Jockey Club was produced by Exhibit Supply Company. It is the sist...
by slotalot
Wed Mar 27, 2024 10:08 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exhibit Supply Jockey Club identified
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: This week's difficult ID question

Must be a bit of a rarity, The patent No's refer mainly to improvements to the coin slide mechanism. They were filed by Walter Tratsch of the ABT Manufacturing Company, but the machine is not listed amongst the 90 or so games the company produced over the years. !PUZZLED! Maybe it was made as a spec...
by slotalot
Thu Mar 21, 2024 4:17 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified
Replies: 21
Views: 956

Re: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified

geofflove wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 3:15 pm Turns out Clive was bit too far ahead of his time.
Yes so was Tesla, and we know what happened to him. :oops:
by slotalot
Wed Mar 20, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified
Replies: 21
Views: 956

Re: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified

I think time wise you are looking at mid 1920s. :cool:
You could try sitting it in a bath of paraffin for a few weeks, then try a little heat, Won't be easy :!?!: but as it's a pre war English machine the aluminium should be of better quality. |/XX\|
by slotalot
Sat Mar 16, 2024 8:59 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Need a Guru
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: Need a Guru

Hi Jerry, quite right. What was I thinking? !PUZZLED! PENNIES ONLY, :oops: something like this if you can find one.
by slotalot
Fri Mar 15, 2024 7:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Need a Guru
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: NEED A GURU PART II

If you are going to put the machine back to the old 1d coin, then yes, get a little label made saying "1d", or "one old penny. I think the machine will be worth more if put back to original coinage. There are some repro coin signs on Ebay UK, but they can be quite costly. :!?!:
by slotalot
Fri Mar 15, 2024 6:40 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Need a Guru
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: NEED A GURU PART II

Don't sand the cabinet. Clean it with methylated spirit to get the grime off, then buff it up with a bee's wax polish. Keep the original lock and get a new key cut. The lock only has 2 levers and is very easy for a locksmith to re key. Those locks are very hard to come by. The 1p sign (one new pence...
by slotalot
Fri Mar 15, 2024 3:16 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Contraband Spain movie, 1955: arcade games identified
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: a tricky ID question for the Gurus

... looking closely it looks like there’s is a possible allwin door or game in it, as you can see spandrels, gallery and spiral track, unless my eyes are playing up again Looking at the two pictures side by side, I think you are right. !THUMBS! Must have been converted at some time. Well spotted To...
by slotalot
Fri Mar 15, 2024 1:29 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Contraband Spain movie, 1955: arcade games identified
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: a tricky ID question for the Gurus

The tall machine at the back with the red top is a mid 1930s Bryans Postcard Vending Machine. :D
by slotalot
Fri Mar 15, 2024 9:41 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Need a Guru
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: Need a Guru

Could anyone with a 'Win a Gift' or 'Win a Prize' tell me the dimensions of the white box that is dispensed please? Its looking more like this machine was probably more like a choc bar of some sort. Hi Jimmy, How you doing my friend :cool: I believe the gift boxes are 98mm x 49mm x 17mm. They will ...
by slotalot
Fri Mar 15, 2024 9:32 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Need a Guru
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: Need a Guru

As there is much debate as to the model of this machine !PUZZLED! and I should have mentioned this earlier !SORRY! If you look at the payout slide, the words "Gift Slide" are cast into it. :oops: As Oliver made about 50 different variants of the allwin machine, and also started to sell spa...
by slotalot
Thu Mar 14, 2024 2:13 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Caley's 'Marching Chocolate' rail carriage vendors
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Caley's 'Marching Chocolate' rail carriage vendors

I have had my detecting head on again. Old man with too much time on my hands! :oops: I have spoken with the team at the National Railway Museum in York. They told me they had never seen one before, nor do they have one in there collections, but between us we did manage to find an address for the co...
by slotalot
Sat Mar 09, 2024 10:27 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Caley's 'Marching Chocolate' rail carriage vendors
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Now here is a 1d coin slot you couldn't miss

A bit more trawling the old newspapers and I found this description of the machines from Oct 1930. They were quite small and would not hold many bars.
The first batch of machines numbered 200.
by slotalot
Sat Mar 09, 2024 4:38 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Need a Guru
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: Need a Guru

It could be this one by O. Whales. The artwork is in the Resources section of this forum. !THUMBS!
Whales Win a Gift back and top flash
by slotalot
Sat Mar 09, 2024 3:12 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Caley's 'Marching Chocolate' rail carriage vendors
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Now here is a 1d coin slot you couldn't miss

Caley's chocolate was handed to the troops in WW1 as a morale booster as Paul says, and after WW1 it was marketed as a rival to Kendal Mint Cake. It was said to give you strength on your journey. :cool: When it came to WW2, apart from the shortage of coco hitting production, the factory was destroye...
by slotalot
Mon Mar 04, 2024 6:22 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Shefras boxing machine
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: Shefras boxing machine

moonriver wrote: Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:16 pm I'm operating one
I know you are.. !!YIPPEE!!
by slotalot
Thu Feb 22, 2024 2:01 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Scratch Built Gap-Win
Replies: 10
Views: 1643

Re: Scratch Built Gap-Win

WOW!!! Superb job, well done. !!HOORAY!!
by slotalot
Wed Feb 21, 2024 6:18 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Fortune Teller Machine Finished!
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Fortune Teller Machine Finished!

Nice looking machine. Well done on getting it finished and working. I know only too well how much work goes into a project like this. :cool: I would love to take a look under the bonnet. Are you going to make a video of the mech? |/XX\|
by slotalot
Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:15 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Fruite Whirle
Replies: 12
Views: 2339

Re: Fruite Whirle

Baloons' at 0:21 must be a rarity. Yes, although its rarity has just gone down by around 33%. I owned one for a good number of years, although I no longer have it. There are two collectors up north who have each owned one for many years, and as far as I am aware still have them, so that makes three...