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by pennymachines
Sat Jun 25, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Nixie tubes in slot machines
Replies: 70
Views: 38551

Osglim lamp

Here's an even earlier Osglim Beehive Neon Lighting Lamp on a Green Ray Fortune Teller (and still working). There were also versions with enclosed single letter shapes. Anyone know where I can get another of these lamps? I'll post a picture of the Star Soccer and Green Ray machines in the Museum sho...
by pennymachines
Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Nixie tubes in slot machines
Replies: 70
Views: 38551

Here's the NIXIE tube display on a Crompton's Star Soccer game (late 1960s). There's one both sides of the machine of course.
by pennymachines
Wed May 25, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Can handling old copper pennies damage your memory?
Replies: 4
Views: 11521

I plead guilty to using the "don't know much about these" line recently when selling a Jukebox and table top Space Invaders on eBay. But I wasn't fibbing as I proved by selling the Space Invaders for half what I paid for it. "Don't mess with what you don't understand" is the mott...
by pennymachines
Tue May 24, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines
Replies: 115
Views: 63759

The great granddaddy of these countertop spinning disc 5 way betting machines is Paupa & Hochriem's Columbia of 1897. Mills Novelty Co. Owl Junior followed in 1899. This was so successful a host of other manufacturers got in on the act. Caille Bros. Co. Ben Hur and Our Baby and Watling's The Big...
by pennymachines
Sat May 14, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines
Replies: 115
Views: 63759

Here it is. I can get it cast locally (I'd be reluctant to post the original anywhere). I'll pm you with the price when I know it. May be some time though. I'd suggest brass as a good choice if you intend to plate it. Also, if anyone else needs this casting please say so now. This early Caille count...
by pennymachines
Fri May 13, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines
Replies: 115
Views: 63759

Tit for Tat

Hi Rick,

I have a Caille Ben Hur marquee that I could recast for you...
But do you know where I can get the disc and marquee paperwork?
Have these been professionally reprinted in the US? Or maybe a high res. scan from an original.
by pennymachines
Sat May 07, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: New Boy in town .......
Replies: 1
Views: 3684

That's right - we were at Borstal together before the war with Bent Penny and Penny Dreadful. I knew I could trust you to turn up eventually (like a Badpenny) ;-) I'm not trying to keep this place secret, honest. Quite the opposite. But it takes time to round up all you folks. So spread the word - p...
by pennymachines
Tue Apr 26, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: How to use the arcade section
Replies: 1
Views: 3720

Hello Guy and welcome to the site. You're not the only one left scratching their head at the Arcade by the sound of it, so maybe your post will help to un-baffle a few folk. You're supposed to get some pennies when you first visit, but for some reason this isn't working on some systems. I think I ne...
by pennymachines
Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Super Steer-a-Ball
Replies: 24
Views: 11459

Steer-a-Balls were made amongst others by Stevenson and Lovett Ltd. of London, Hawtins Ltd. of Blackpool and most prolifically, the Jay Pee Manufacturing Company . Although they were popular and numerous, at present very little seems to be known about the history of these games. Maybe someone can h...
by pennymachines
Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: WW1 and WW2 related machines
Replies: 33
Views: 21373

Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Interesting question. There must be dozens. But while you wait for the Museum to open, I'll set the ball-bearing rolling with a couple of allwins. The first is called Fleet Air Arm , I think, and is one of a set of three war theme allwins with electric payouts. Victory Ball by Oliver Whales was made...