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by gameswat
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Finally found a good source of chain
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: Finally found a good source of chain

JC, I thought the same, but on searching Yaks previous posts I was reminded that he restored a 50's or 60's Carnival style crane with Tonka like truck inside, so pretty sure this is what he's refering to.
by gameswat
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....
Replies: 31
Views: 3991

Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

So I'd be inclined to just put the strawberries down to it being a European machine rather than surmising a connection with Caille. Quad, except it's a 5 cent machine so made for US operation. Don't remember any Euro slots marketed in the US and did the Europeans even have any need for mint vendors...
by gameswat
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....
Replies: 31
Views: 3991

Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

BP, those are dummy packs in the front, there's no way to vend them.
by gameswat
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Rosenfield stereo viewer identified
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Stereoviewer Identity?

OK, I had a vague memory who made it but needed to track down verification. It's by Rosenfield of New York circa 1905. That date is from the Dr Smith auction catalogue of 1994 with descriptions written by Dick Bueschel, and he wasn't often wrong. And yes a clockwork mech originally. Just remembered ...
by gameswat
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryans Retreeva help
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: Bryans Retreeva help

Very nice job Polaris. I also had trouble replicating my first attempt at the crackle when I restored mine. Pics are somewhere on this site years ago.
by gameswat
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Rosenfield stereo viewer identified
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Stereoviewer Identity?

Funnily enough the one I saw was in Aust years ago and the new owner got it cheap because it was thought to be a hokey machine! I'll have a look through my books later today and see what I can find for you.
by gameswat
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Rosenfield stereo viewer identified
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Stereoviewer Identity?

I've seen one in person and looks perfectly fine to me. Can't remember the maker off hand but here's a photo.
by gameswat
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jamiesons Skill Poker blown fuse
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Jamiesons Skill Poker blown fuse

Hey Runner, this could be a tricky one without a schematic and without some serious electronic skills. My family was in the amusement industry from the mid 1960's and by the early 1990's we had stopped dealing in old electronic machines because even for us it was tough to fix them and keep them fixe...
by gameswat
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Mastermatic Vending Machine Co.
Replies: 16
Views: 4035

Re: Mastermatic Vending Machine Co.

Have to say that's rather naff artwork, though I like the cards. I think it says a lot Brig that you didn't play these as a kid.
by gameswat
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Reel Strip Question
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Reel Strip Question

Quad, it also depends on the coinage being used as to the percentages they could and would offer. It was common for operators to have higher payouts on lower coinage slots. Having lots of happy punters around would make the location more inviting, which is why they happily give away free booze in Ve...