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by JC
Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: BRYANS 2PLAYER ALL SPORT
Replies: 4
Views: 2833

P.S. They're steel ball-bearings
by JC
Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: BRYANS 2PLAYER ALL SPORT
Replies: 4
Views: 2833

Hello Hottoddy. As far as I can recall, the balls are 5/8" dia. The number used in the machine is normally six, but to a certain extent this is up to you. Interestingly, Bryans always advised an even number be used, as this could result in a draw, thus encouraging repeat play. Bryans really did thin...
by JC
Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Allwin Skill
Replies: 61
Views: 39083

Re: Allwin Skill

So, the festivities are over (for the time being) and I've been allowed back into slottie land. Chaos theory eh? Wow! Things are getting serious now. I have some knowledge of the chaos theory, or at least I did many years ago. My interest started to diminish though, when the maths started to get sil...
by JC
Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Allwin Skill
Replies: 61
Views: 39083

Re: Allwin Skill

Ah! Friction. Yes, I sort of neglected that, probably because I had been down the pub all evening, the effects of which were beginning to show by 2.00 in the morning! I was, however, talking partially theoretically, and in theory, if the hammer strikes the ball in exactly the same way each time, wit...
by JC
Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Allwin Skill
Replies: 61
Views: 39083

Allwin skill: more luck than judgement?

I've been following this thread with interest. I should state at the outset that I've voted SKILL in the poll; not because I believe an allwin to be a game of skill, but rather that it is not, in my view, a game of pure chance. Bent Copper states initially that he believes an allwin to be just as mu...
by JC
Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Ebay's anonymous bidding... Grrrrr!
Replies: 17
Views: 10715

Ebay: less than honest descriptions

I for one, am becoming extremely irritated with some of the inaccurate; misleading; and damn right wrong descriptions of some machines on ebay. Such as machines with half the mech missing described as "requires some TLC". One machine in particular, which has still got a couple of days to run (the na...
by JC
Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Philip Shefras allwins
Replies: 90
Views: 36862

Re Jackpot Allwin Identification

The 'Pot Luck' allwin above is actually a 'Double Your Money'. Clearly, the top flash isn't original, and whoever made it probably didn't know the machine's correct name. Anyone interested in learning more about these allwins should consult issue 3 of Mechanical Memories Magazine. Unfortunately, we ...
by JC
Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical Memories Magazine
Topic: Mechanical Memories Magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 15924

Mechanical Memories Magazine

Mechanical Memories Magazine is the only British magazine devoted to vintage amusement machines. It's published monthly (except July and August - 10 issues per year). For full details and to order visit: pennymachines.co.uk/MMM.htm All pictures published in each issue will now be posted in this for...
by JC
Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Coventry Slot Machine Auction... what a......
Replies: 10
Views: 9771

Hello Guest Thankyou for your observations, most of which we have already identified. I'll briefly answer each in turn. 1. Yes, entry was by catalogue only and I can assure you that we caught a good number wandering around with no catalogue, but clearly a few slipped the net. It's annoying that ther...
by JC
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Arc En Ciel & Rowntrees Win a Gum
Replies: 3
Views: 2682

Hello Lee I guess you're refering to two machines on ebay at the moment. The Arc en Ciel is an early example of what would evolve into what we now know as pinball. My knowledge of these machines is vague, so I'll leave that to someone else. The Rowntree's Fruit Gum is an Oliver Whales allwin dating ...