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Buchanan 'The Australia' identified

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 12:04 pm
by koolego
Hi,

Mark is my name, I am new to coin operated hobbies. My father was a poker machine mechanic for many years at the local club of which I can recall spending many early mornings in the club before it opened playing with the machines and counting money into trays.

While cleaning my dad's estate in the country 40 mins south of Tamworth, N.S.W., I found two old poker machines next to a chook shed. When I started to move the "Australia" poker machine a big rat jumped out of the back then stopped, looked at me and then ran off into some hay. Not sure what the rat was thinking but "I guess rats love Pokies too!"

I have such wonderful memories playing with them at home when I was a kid.
I am planning to restore them and put them into my games room. The experience has sparked my interest in Antique coin machines so I am on the look out for more.

A member "BadPenny" suggested I share some images on this site, so here they are.

Sorry about the size, I keep it big so you can read it.........Enjoy.

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More images can be found at http://mobilise.net/pokie/pokie18xx.html
Will have to send images once they are restored.

Mark.

Re: Found next to a chook shed - The Australia

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 12:30 pm
by andydotp
Mark, Hi.
Glad you found the site and what a great first post.
Welcome aboard, am sure you'll be welcomed by 'tothers,,,, when they get up dirtdog ,,, (watch out for 3AM PMs from that BP chap tho'). !!ESCAPE!!

Re: Found next to a chook shed - The Australia

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 2:47 pm
by funky
Hi koolego.... ace looking machine you got there. Bet that will look fantastic when you get it restored. Good luck with the restoration! !THUMBS!

Re: Found next to a chook shed - The Australia

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 5:11 pm
by badpenny
Hi koolego .......

Glad you found us, been waiting for you to turn up since we bumped into each other in Americaland.

Lovely photo'mapictures.
Welcome to the most helpful and friendly site for slotties this side of the map.

Badpenny

Re: Found next to a chook shed - The Australia

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:01 am
by andydotp
Quote: "I guess rats love pokies too,,, I have wonderful memories of playing with them as a kid"

Wot?
And they never bit you mate? :lol:

Re: Found next to a chook shed - The Australia

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:57 pm
by koolego
8-)

That's playing with the pokies and not the rats... Not sure playing with rats would be fun.

Buchanan 'The Australia' identified

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:22 am
by camact
Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

Would anyone have any idea what year this machine was released and if it was made in Australia or imported? Many thanks

Re: Nutt & Muddle 'The Australia'

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:00 am
by gameswat
Cam, you need to post a photo or two as the name might have been added later, who knows without seeing what it actually is?

Re: Nutt & Muddle 'The Australia'

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:26 am
by camact
They certainly need some work.

Re: Nutt & Muddle 'The Australia'

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:52 am
by treefrog
I will be the wrong person to respond on these, but my untrained says these look like some rare old early cast machines and to have a pair of them.

Can’t believe they are Nutt and Muddle who made poker machines from the 1950s.... These look half a century earlier. Is the name written somewhere? I would have guess these are from the US possibly... For some reason, in the back of my head I have seen one of these before.... You could be sitting on a gold mine there. I assume you are in Aus? !PUZZLED!