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by arrgee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Ahrens Jolly Fireman
Replies: 5
Views: 1857

Re: Jolly Fireman

I'm guessing it's at Swindon Thats right Jerry, on display at the STEAM museum. It's not original though - it's one of two built a few years ago So that would explain why it does not have the typical Ahrens claw feet. Very good repro though, is the Ahrens oval name plate also repro? I see that the ...
by arrgee
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Ahrens Jolly Fireman
Replies: 5
Views: 1857

Ahrens Jolly Fireman

Saw this Ahrens Jolly Fireman recently, rather nice example. Pity about the awful plastic tub at the bottom to catch the coin return, it has a BMCo style pinned coin return and I guess it would have originally taken a penny so the current 20p would just fly off over the floor without the tub
by arrgee
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Interesting photo from the '50s
Replies: 17
Views: 3899

Re: Interesting photo from the '50s

JC wrote:The allwin on the wall behind the bandits looks like a Wonders '24 Cup'
That is what I also thought Jerry - very distinctive backflash
by arrgee
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Shefras Crackerjack & BMCo Smithy
Replies: 31
Views: 6816

Re: Interesting Shefras allwin case

Not seen that playfield version of a Crackerjack before, all the other (earlier?) versions I have seen have been as per the photo. This one was sold at the 2016 Coventry auction - and a nice machine too
by arrgee
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Palm reading fortune tellers
Replies: 20
Views: 6897

Re: Palm reading fortune tellers

sweetmeats wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:27 pm
The interesting thing about this machine is that it works on the left hand.
I see that the coin slot on the right, sweetmeats, so it would be natural to first place your left hand down and then put the coin in with your right hand.
by arrgee
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bajazzo Clown wall machines
Replies: 121
Views: 15761

Re: Clown Catcher payout conversion

Definitely not a faded red or green as the hidden and unexposed edges are a slightly darker brown. It is always easy to apply today's values, concepts and ideas to yesterday's things. When these were first in production, life was so different and perhaps it was considered pleasant to look at, visua...
by arrgee
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bajazzo Clown wall machines
Replies: 121
Views: 15761

Re: Clown Catcher payout conversion

Gameswat wrote:I've never seen any in original light brown/gold
Interesting Gameswat, I have had a few of these machines in the past and all of them have had the light brown/gold baize back cloth and certainly looked to be the original cloth
by arrgee
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bajazzo Clown wall machines
Replies: 121
Views: 15761

Re: Clown Catcher payout conversion

Question for the Gurus on this site: I have been given to understand that the early clown catchers had a light brown/gold back cloth and that this colour lasted up to around WW1, then the colour of the cloth was changed to green, then finally red (or was it red then finally green?). However, does a...
by arrgee
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bajazzo Clown wall machines
Replies: 121
Views: 15761

Re: Clown Catcher payout conversion

Welcome Kevin, a very nice machine you have, I would agree with the erudite John T Peterson and I would also keep as is - the only addition I would add is a lock. Your game is Bajazzo by Jentsch & Meerz of Leipzig...........I'm sure you suspected such to be the case ........and of course the mechan...
by arrgee
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Palm reading fortune tellers
Replies: 20
Views: 6897

Re: Palm reading fortune tellers

pennymachines wrote:I'm pretty sure the marquee on that Ahrens Automatic Palmistry is correct.
I bow to superior knowledge Mr PM. *BOWS*