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by operator bell
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Nixie tubes in slot machines
Replies: 70
Views: 27783

More projection displays

Here are two more machines of incredible rarity, but not much cash value. I picked up both of these for 2/3 the price of an average Hi-Top. The one on the left is a 1968 Dale Pokermatic, the first ever electronic draw poker machine. The one on the right is a Bally Computer Poker, made by Si Redd's B...
by operator bell
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Nixie tubes in slot machines
Replies: 70
Views: 27783

Re: projector slot displays

Projector displays were first used in the USA, by Keeney. One of their engineers, Pete Sagan, saw the IEE numeric displays and asked IEE to do one with images. They first appeared in the Keeney Red Arrow machine in 1960. The reason was to get round the Federal Johnson Act, which prohibited the distr...
by operator bell
Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Why was the maximum payout 12d?
Replies: 16
Views: 5402

how come all 6D bandits pay-out 18 coins (and have a jackpot) while all 1D bandits pay-out just 12 coins? Club machines (membership required, 24 hour waiting period) did not have the same restrictions as arcade machines and could pay out at least 50 pounds. There were plenty of 6D pub machines subj...
by operator bell
Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Nixie tubes in slot machines
Replies: 70
Views: 27783

Nixie tubes in slot machines

New member here .. Apologies for reviving an old thread, but here's a machine with nixies you've never seen before. I haven't yet been able to gain possession of this, but I'm hopeful. You set a number - today's stock price, or whatever - on the nixies using the five key switches visible on the righ...