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Autopay allwins in Bridlington

Postby pennymachines » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:39 pm

I played these smart B.M. Co. allwins in Bridlington last weekend. It's unusual to see such nice allwins in a public arcade (Premier Amusements, Prince Street). The automatic, weight-driven carousel payouts performed immaculately.
The same arcade had two Crompton Tooty Fruities (one just visible in the picture below) and a row of five Snap machines - See Snap.
Photos courtesy Jon Kalb
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Digger & Little Mickey

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Re: Autopay allwins in Bridlington

Postby willborl » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:25 pm

They are lovely looking machines !!THUMBSX2!!

Were they originally manual payout, only the holes on the left are for where the payout knob should be?

I've seen others that don't have any holes there at all, like the one below.
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Re: Autopay allwins in Bridlington

Postby JC » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:41 pm

Always nice to see a few vintage machines in a modern arcade. Has anyone noticed that two of the allwins have the wrong topflashes? The multi-cup Playball and Little Mickey should be the other way round.

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Re: Autopay allwins in Bridlington

Postby pennymachines » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:11 pm

I'd noticed the topflashes weren't quite right but hadn't figured they were simply switched.
As you say, WillBorl, the holes do suggest these cases were made for the manual payout versions. Your picture reminds me that the payout cups were the wrong shape and, more significantly, too high compared to the standard auto pay machine. That makes me wonder - would there be room for the carousel payout mechanism? If not, were they using some sneaky electrickery for the payouts?

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Re: Autopay allwins in Bridlington

Postby raj » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:04 pm

I bought one from this arcade some years ago & although it worked just fine, it was a safety nightmare, with 240v floating around adjacent to the coin runway metalwork, on a 13A fuse ! Needless to say, I sold it with a massive safety caveat. It went for a very high price at the time.

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Re: Autopay allwins in Bridlington

Postby pennymachines » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:41 pm

Richard Goddard's article about these clever (non-electric) automatic machines, The BMCo Coin Repeat Allwin is now in the Arena.


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