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by daveslot
Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines
Replies: 112
Views: 50872

Re: Caille Ben-Hur

Hi Dave, I have not see the revamp 1928 Caille, has anyone any pics of one, as for the in the US, I have other observations: I am not aware of any made on 50c, it is 25 stops, it has the large payout cup, all the Ben Hurs I have seen have the half size one and 50 stops, the case is quarter cut oak, ...
by daveslot
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines
Replies: 112
Views: 50872

Re: Caille Ben-Hur

Neither of these is made by Caille, they are English produced, probably by Clements in the 20/30s.
by daveslot
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bell-Fruit Manufacturing Co. bandits
Replies: 112
Views: 47373

Bell-Fruit Manufacturing Co. bandits

Does anybody out there know what the purpose of these were. The badge is the same as the one fitted to a 1960s Bell Fruit with a Churchill crown in a fitted case. Could they be a prize?
by daveslot
Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Goose Neck Roman Head?
Replies: 3
Views: 2002

Hi Jerry, I have had one before. These are revamps on earlier Mills machines. If you look at the pictures, the mech is too early, probably out of a Poinsettia. Another clue is the wooden sides, they have been built up to accept new castings. Could have been done by Bollands or Firmans maybe.
by daveslot
Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Price Please Mills/Pace Jackpot 1932
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Hi, I see everyone is avoiding this difficult question. I will stupidly try, it depends on a lot of factors - what's the condition like, is it restored, is it restored well, sympathetically, are all the parts original, is everything there, what coin is it on, have the payouts been altered, are the s...
by daveslot
Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Supermatic 5 reeler bandit! most unusual bandit ever?
Replies: 13
Views: 3477

Supermatic 5 reeler bandit! most unusual bandit ever?

This has to be the weirdest, most unusual bandit made. According to the splendid book Arcades and Slot Machines , this was made in 1934 by Brenner. Has anyone seen one work and can you describe the action? I am trying to get this one to function - and does anyone know any history of Supermatic? This...
by daveslot
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Is it easy to change from 25cents to Accept UK coinage?
Replies: 5
Views: 2630

hi mark, a 25c machine will operate on an old 5p/ 1/- quite happily, the present 10p usually works ok, these are slightly bigger and sometimes you need to open the coin entry slightly
by daveslot
Wed May 23, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...
Replies: 175
Views: 60945

Yes, I have never seen one with a live jackpot, they have always been false ones. They used any old mech that was handy. I have seen them with Jennings and Watling mechs.
by daveslot
Mon May 21, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...
Replies: 175
Views: 60945

The castings on the Black Beauty are all Bollands - nothing remains of the Mills, also the mechanisms usually used are Poinsettia type mechs, or earlier, therefore they're pre jackpot or in the case of the Poinsettia a differing release.
by daveslot
Mon May 07, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: R&W Aero identified
Replies: 8
Views: 5346

Hi, is this it? They are either made by Ruffler and Walker or supplied by them, they could also be made by Kraft.