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by hottoddy
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Machines at Aston's (Dudley) on 8th November
Replies: 52
Views: 9379

Re: Machines at Aston's (Dudley) on 8th November

I too was interested in this auction. I was up at 2am to watch from California. As an online bidder, I was grateful for the consideration the auction-house provided us. But on the other-hand, I can empathize with the floor bidders and their frustration. I've fantasized about going to a live auction ...
by hottoddy
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Frank Nelson Automata
Replies: 1
Views: 1315

Frank Nelson Automata

Hello fellow collectors and coin-op enthusiasts. I’m a huge fan of anything coin operated but in reality I’m a fan of anything mechanical. In my coin-op search I have expand to the wonders of automata. I recently found this incredible hand crafted piece by Frank Nelson (British, 1930-2012). Its focu...
by hottoddy
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Haydon & Urry Tivoli
Replies: 14
Views: 3551

Re: Haydon & Urry THE TIVOLI

Thank you all for your infinite wisdom. That is why this is the best coin-op site on the web. I will try and post a clearer picture of the card. As for the other items found, they're not really worth mentioning.... :D A Caille La Commercial (Ben Hur look-a-like with astrology symbols and fancy casti...
by hottoddy
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Haydon & Urry Tivoli
Replies: 14
Views: 3551

Haydon & Urry Tivoli

Hello Fellow Collectors, I recently acquired a few English Penny Machines and I have a lot of questions. !PUZZLED! The first machine is this wonderful Tivoli coin drop game. When I opened it up there were these cigar trade vouchers that filled the center column. Can anyone date these hard stock trad...
by hottoddy
Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Charles Ahrens "The Executioner" Working Model
Replies: 1
Views: 842

Charles Ahrens "The Executioner" Working Model

Hello Fellow Collectors,

I'm curious to see how many different cabinets Charles Ahrens used in making some of his Working Models. Particularly The Executioner. I recently found this interesting styled cabinet. Has anyone seen this style before? :!?!:
by hottoddy
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Indian Fakir Working Model
Replies: 23
Views: 10452

Re: Working Model

Thank you slotalot for your infinite wisdom. !!CHEERS!! I was torn between Kraft and Bolland, but Bolland and his Claw/Digger machine cabinets makes perfect sense. This is the best Coin-op site in the world. !!YIPPEE!!
by hottoddy
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Indian Fakir Working Model
Replies: 23
Views: 10452

Re: Working Model

Thanks Jingle for bringing us back to the topic. !!THUMBSX2!!

I have yet to see this "Amazing" machine in action and I do not know all of its functions. Fakirs are Indian holy men who posses powers (or you could say magicians), so I assume there's a few tricks being performed.
by hottoddy
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Indian Fakir Working Model
Replies: 23
Views: 10452

Re: Working Model

Thanks Badpenny for your reply. The second photo is a side view. Both sides have the same "Indian Fakir" marquee/sign with the front having the "It's Amazing" sign.
by hottoddy
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Indian Fakir Working Model
Replies: 23
Views: 10452

Indian Fakir Working Model

Does anyone know who made this Working Model?
by hottoddy
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: French Horse Race Game
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

Re: French Horse Race Game

Thank you Coppinpr for the much needed information. I had no idea that it could be that old. I assume that these games only had 1 horse per lane as opposed to others that I've seen with as many as 6 horses per lane. It would be great to see a complete machine to find out what I'm missing. Thanks aga...