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by JC
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Can anyone tell me anything about this allwin?
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Re: Can anyone tell me anything about this allwin?

I'd certainly agree that the ratchet wheel (arrowed by Mr P in green) is entirely commensurate with the Bryans variable pressure unit, although in this instance it doesn't appear to serve any useful purpose. However, I do note that from the many screw holes in the back-board, there are parts of the ...
by JC
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryans allwin anti-bounce unit identified
Replies: 41
Views: 8280

Re: Bryans allwin anti tilt device

I have a Fivewin with the so-called anti tilt device, and I agree with Arrgee, that this is another feature of Bryans allwins that was next to useless. I think I've said it before on this forum, that Bryans allwins are unnecessarily overly complicated and that much of the design makes them not parti...
by JC
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Ahrens Jolly Fireman
Replies: 5
Views: 2875

Re: Ahrens Jolly Fireman

is the Ahrens oval name plate also repro? I'd guess so. Notice the two screws either side of the coin entry are in the wrong place - one of which is a brass slotted round-head and the other a counter-sunk pozi :tut Just for clarity - the machine at Milestones is an original Ahrens, whilst I suspect...
by JC
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Early French Allwin
Replies: 24
Views: 6417

Re: Early French Allwin

So who told him the machine dates from the late 1890s?
by JC
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Ahrens Jolly Fireman
Replies: 5
Views: 2875

Re: Jolly Fireman

Very nice Arrgee - I'm guessing it's at Swindon? - I recognise the decorative railings. It's not original though - it's one of two built a few years ago. As far as I can recall, it was always intended to operate on 20p, so there's no excuse really for the inappropriate coin return - that Tupperware ...
by JC
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: EU
Replies: 3
Views: 2940

EU

Hurrah!!!! After a seven month delay, we've finally left the EU !!YIPPEE!! God save the queen /\UK/\

Oh, hang on.....seems we haven't......again :#:
by JC
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Shefras Crackerjack & BMCo Smithy
Replies: 31
Views: 9964

Re: Interesting Shefras allwin case

Not seen that playfield version of a crackerjack before..... In the more common version of Crackerjack, the numbers that appear in the centre cut-out of the playfield are on a drum that revolves one notch every time the payout knob is turned. On the later version, the numbers are printed on a disc ...
by JC
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Interesting photo from the '50s
Replies: 17
Views: 5850

Re: interesting photo from the 50's

The allwin on the wall behind the bandits looks like a Wonders '24 Cup'

Just a thought........the bandit arms appear much lower than they should be, or is it my imagination?
by JC
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Haydon & Urry Tivoli identified
Replies: 11
Views: 4067

Re: Any info on this machine would be appreciated

Here's what it should look like......
by JC
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Haydon & Urry Tivoli identified
Replies: 11
Views: 4067

Re: Any info on this machine would be appreciated

Your machine was indeed made by Haydon & Urry, c.1895 and is called Tivoli . None of the paperwork and graphics on the machine and playfield are original. The machine is not a fortune teller. A coin successfully aimed at the centre column would have dispensed a card, which would then have been redee...