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by treefrog
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Rusty Sega
Replies: 10
Views: 2686

Re: Rusty Sega

Hello and welcome, Rather than respond n multiple threads, some answers….. Glass for escalator window: just cut a piece yourself. Very easy with a cheap glass marker, ruler and some scrap glass. Lighting change: I assume you mean moving to LEDs. If so, I will not answer this one as personally I hate...
by treefrog
Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: EH / Collector Connector sales
Replies: 1329
Views: 435219

Re: EH / Collector Connector sales

First collectors meet today at Merrivale Vintage Arcade in sunny Great Yarmouth. Thanks to Steve and Pete for hosting and organising, hopefully first of many…… CB2AFC8A-E519-40DB-87CF-E1D44C7827B0a.jpg E0680598-B906-477F-B97C-8860B981C1DAa.jpg The prospector was very addictive and paid out with a ve...
by treefrog
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Allwin Double Your Money
Replies: 50
Views: 5390

Re: Allwin Double Your Money

So I have about three of these machines and they all have Yale locks, like on many other allwins like Oliver Whales. Your lock may be a replacement, as it is silver and does not fit snuggly to the edges. There is a number on top and the Yale locks are numbered, I believe, 1 to 15. Are there any mark...
by treefrog
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Still need a 1p S10 Mechanism
Replies: 32
Views: 6233

Re: Still need a 1p S10 Mechanism

Over the years many of these and the other floor standing Bell Fruit machines have sold and often for very little. The appeal of these is the theme/glass with fighter plane and some may pay for this, but luck of the draw. A colleague of mine had a load of them and other similar machines, knocking th...
by treefrog
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Who kept check on the operators?
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Who kept check on the operators ?

I would imagine, this would have only been relevant when the average payout had to be displayed, which I have no idea when this occurred, I am guessing some time in the 1970s, based on machines I have seen over the years. Given there was no minimum %, before this you could reduce to what you wanted,...
by treefrog
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Putting Coinslot archive online
Replies: 34
Views: 2607

Re: Putting Coinslot archive online

However, at last there is now a public archive in the UK devoted to Coin Operated Machines which will be accessible to all free of charge. Hopefully others with donate and help it to grow.[/quote] As a matter of interest, where is this public archive in the U.K. !PUZZLED! or are you referring to thi...
by treefrog
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: [Newbie] Looking for replacement wheel for Aristocrat Grosvenor
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: [Newbie] Looking for replacement wheel for Aristocrat Grosvenor

The later Aristocrats used clear reel tins branded Torq-lites and were made from a hard plastic (brittle). Prior to this they used a more robust black plastic and of course metal like most companies. I reckon 50% of the clear plastic ones I have seen damage, usually coming from the hub points where ...
by treefrog
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Hot off the wire
Replies: 11
Views: 930

Re: Hot off the wire

Problem is Roger, for a lot of us in the U.K. we have never seen some of these fine early machines, as most have ended up being sold to US collectors and the few left in the U.K. are in very private collections. There are less places to see them in public, so we just enjoy what we can afford and hav...
by treefrog
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Restoring award plates
Replies: 7
Views: 910

Re: Restoring award plates

Excellent work !THUMBS!
by treefrog
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, thanks for letting me join
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: Hi, thanks for letting me join

special when lit wrote: Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:28 pm I love the stand.
Yes they are awesome,I do have one, but know someone that has one in each of the colours

Below was a machine that was sold with the stands that sold at auction 8 years ago for what we thought then was an incredible amount…..cool :cool: