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Das Henkeltöpfchen

Postby fredslilja » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:13 pm

Have just bought two German machines. When I have checked the internet, the machines are supposed to been made in Berlin in 1927 by a man called William Furst. That information is what I have managed to get. All information is appreciated.

There is only one sign left on the playfield on one of the machines. I found one picture on the internet with all the signs on. Unfortunately the picture is too bad for me to interpret. Maybe someone could help me with that?
The ball catcher looks to me like a cup of beer !PUZZLED!

The problem is that I can't speak, read or write a single word in German :!?!:
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Re: Das Henkeltöpfchen

Postby pennymachines » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:46 pm

Cool machines! Did you buy them from Germany?
The name of this game is in the title of Birgit Frederike Haberosch's Lucky Dice und Henkeltöpfchen which features the Gauselmann collection: a literal translation seems to be "handle potty" !PUZZLED!

The first three lines of a traditional German beer hall song:
Trink’n wir noch ein Tröpfchen,
trink’n wir noch ein Tröpfchen,
aus dem alten Henkeltöpfchen,


translates to something like:
Let's drink another drop,
Let's drink another drop,
From the old Henkeltöpfchen,


So it must be a beer tankard (with handle), I guess, as in your picture. Also pictured here.

Roughly translated, I think the instruction card comes out something like:

After inserting a 10 Pfennig piece
in the slot located on the right,
shoot the steel ball towards the centre pins
using the trigger on the right. If successful,
capture the ball using the left knob to control
the moveable tankard and win a prize
of 20 - 40 Pfennigs. If the ball does not
reach the playfield it is
always returned for
replay.

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Re: Das Henkeltöpfchen

Postby fredslilja » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:00 pm

Actually I bought them in Sweden, but not from the same seller. Wall machines are quite rare to come by here in Sweden. Unbelievable these two machines came up for sale at the same time from different sellers. I couldn't resist to buy them :D .
I think I might buy that book you mentioned. Do you know if there is a picture of Das Henkeltöpfchen in it?

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Re: Das Henkeltöpfchen

Postby pennymachines » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:01 pm

Yes there is (second pic below) but it lacks the instruction cards and tankard transfer, unlike the bottom one, from a German auction of 1992.
I remember looking for old slot machines in Sweden once. In Stockholm I found an antique shop with a rather expensive, but nice, Elektromat and another shop which specialized in jukeboxes, pinballs and other retro slot machines.
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Re: Das Henkeltöpfchen

Postby fredslilja » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:25 am

First one done :D

Unfortunately the coin cup is broken and I wouldn't be too optimistic to find one :-(
Thanks for the info PM. I haven't managed to get a good picture on the tankard so I tried as best as I could, just to have something on the plate make it better I think. I used:
The first three lines of a traditional German beer hall song:
Trink’n wir noch ein Tröpfchen,
trink’n wir noch ein Tröpfchen,
aus dem alten Henkeltöpfchen,


A friend of mine helped me with the right text on the instruction cards.

It hurts a bit to replace the velvet, but I had no option, it was broken.
I used red velvet, the right would be green.
I imagined it would come out nicer with that colour. Who knows maybe some of these machines where made in that colour.

The other machine has no damaged velvet and that won't be replaced. !!THUMBSX2!!
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Re: Das Henkeltöpfchen

Postby pennymachines » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:03 pm

!!THUMBSX2!! Very nice job fredslilja! !!THUMBSX2!!
!!CHEERS!!

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Re: Das Henkeltöpfchen

Postby bamsefar1 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:18 am

Nice machine this. A combination of ball-bearings and coins in the front of the machine is uncommon on more modern machines.

Fredslilja and you other guys: What is the "right" price for this machine in fair / good; complete condition ?

Advice is appreciated; as I am making bids for such a machine.

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Bought an "allwin" machine, dont know the manufacuter

Postby patrikd » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:28 am

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Hi

I bought this neat little machine, I am thinking Jentzsch & Meerz. What do you all think? And should it be a clown to catch the ball?

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Re: Bought an "allwin" machine, dont know the manufacuter

Postby pennymachines » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:34 pm

Hi Patrik.

Nice machine! It's called Das Henkeltöpfchen and was made in Berlin by Wilhelm Fürst from 1927.
You should be catching the ball with a beer tankard (not a clown).

More details in the thread merged above.

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Re: Bought an "allwin" machine, dont know the manufacuter

Postby patrikd » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:09 pm

Thanks for the info. What a nice idea to catch beer. :-)


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