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by nick6969
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Barrys Amusements Bangor
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Re: Barrys Amusements Bangor

It is indeed a real shame - such an unusual building too. It was in the process of being classed as a listed building but was destroyed in a mysterious fire late at night before it was listed.
by nick6969
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Barrys Amusements Bangor
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Barrys Amusements Bangor

Lovely oil painting by a talented local artist of my childhood arcade Barrys Bangor with me and my mother walking past, sitting above one of Barrys machines.
by nick6969
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Decorative edge trim for an Exacta
Replies: 15
Views: 5602

Re: Decorative edge trim for an Exacta

Hi there, I bought the trim from ebay (here is a link), then put a black pinstripe down the centre. Trim comes in different widths and lengths and has its own sticky back: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/15mm-x-5-metre-Chrome-Styling-Strip-Trim-for-Boats-and-Cars/271417807454?hash=item3f31c3125e:g:4hgAAO...
by nick6969
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels
Replies: 207
Views: 96824

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Charming video of my seaside town in better times. A lot of the art deco buildings in the video now sadly gone as is the very unusual Barrys building itself, all hit by mysterious fires at the dead of night while waiting for listed status.
by nick6969
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electromatic Wheel-Em-In
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: Electromatic Wheel-Em-In

Yes indeed, seems like a big cabinet for little action, when a wall mounted one would have done the job.
by nick6969
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electromatic Wheel-Em-In
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: Wheel em in

That's a shame!
by nick6969
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels
Replies: 207
Views: 96824

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Here is Minnie with her keys, looks like she operated the arcade till 85 years old... Spent a lot of the 1970s in that arcade. Yes, Minnie closed it when she was in her 85th year. She kept her fish and chip shop and ice-cream business until she passed away in 1987. Her favourite machine was the Lau...
by nick6969
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electromatic Wheel-Em-In
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: Wheel em in

Not sure as haven't viewed it yet. Has been offered to me locally. Needs work by the look of it. Never seen this type before.
by nick6969
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electromatic Wheel-Em-In
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Electromatic Wheel-Em-In

Anyone seen this one before? This type of Wheel Em In not familiar to me.
by nick6969
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels
Replies: 207
Views: 96824

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

You're spot on Treefrog, the history of machines often gets lost. I'm lucky I have a few of the machines from this auction, ones I used to play as a kid on a Saturday afternoon. The owner of Barrys Amusements, Mrs Minnie Delino (Chipperfield) was a remarkable lady indeed and was a friend of my mum's...