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Shoot the Bandits, Beat the Goalie etc.

Postby chief engineer » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:34 pm

As a very new member to the Penny Machines forum I thought I would share and also see if any one has any further info on a wall mounted penny machine I was given around 15/20 years ago. (Apologies for the poor pictures, I stored this machine up in my parents loft and was struggling without a torch to take the pictures in the dark).

I am thinking mid to late '60s, with its Formica case. Play is priced at 1np but the payout tube has the usual sleeve reducer inserted from the old 1d. I have seen similar wall machines which utilised GPO style relays but when comparing the wiring, this machine is a little poor in the neatness of the harness and the PVC colours and terminal blocks do look slightly modern. No name tag what so ever, although it looks a little home made, the glass is a proper screen print. I have never even plugged it in, but would love to find out its origins.

The percentage payout was certainly set in the operator's favour!

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Re: One from the loft

Postby 13rebel » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:56 pm

Great artwork on that machine. Possibly distributed (but not made?) by Golding Automatics of Colchester, Essex. 66% payout is about the norm for this type of machine but 50% is mean!

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Re: One from the loft

Postby moonriver » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:41 am

Nice rare machine.

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Re: One from the loft

Postby special when lit » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:06 pm

Don't know anything about it, but it's a cool looking machine.

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Beat the Goalie wall machine

Postby ffrank » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:57 pm

Topic merged - Site Admin.

Hi,
I'm a pinball collector and new to this type of machine. Can you help me identify it?
Frank.
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Re: Beat The Goalie wall machine

Postby pennymachines » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:23 pm

I've not seen this one before. The Wondermatics '1D' coin slot is not original to the machine. We can be fairly certain it's not by that company, but I'm not sure who made these 1960s electromechanical 'flashers'. Anyone know? Here are some others which appear to be from the same stable:


Whoosh

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Two of a Kind

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Greyhound Stadium



Double Up



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Re: Beat the Goalie wall machine

Postby JC » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:09 pm

Hasn't it been fairly well established that they are by Golding Automatics?

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Re: Beat the Goalie wall machine

Postby brigham » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:57 pm

Mine clearly states 'Golding Automatics', but it could be the distributor's name.

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Re: Beat the Goalie wall machine

Postby pennymachines » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:05 pm

Golding Automatic was my first thought, because of similarities to the other games associated with that company: Jugola, Rouletto, Bandito and Orbito.

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But... all of these have a slot at the top centre and a rotating wheel. The 'owner's manual' for them is headed: 'Golding Automatics Ltd. 37, London Road, Marks Tey, Essex'. In the little image of Golding's trade stand at ATE 1962, I think I can just make out the Rouletto and Jugola, but no 'flashers'.

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And to throw further doubt on the matter, our sometime slot history sleuth, Slotalot had this to say:
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Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:29 pm
I did try to contact the descendants of the people who ran Golding Automatics with the intention of adding a Golding page to my website. Unfortunately they were not very interested in looking back to the "good old days". One thing they did say was as far as they know Golding never made any machines themselves, which I thought was a little strange. !PUZZLED!
I think they were mainly agents/distributors ?? the Golding machines must have been made for them by a third party. As Treefrog says, they moved into audio equipment in the 1970s.

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Brigham's machine has the Golding badge and so, apparently, does Shoot the Bandits (above), which is clearly a sister machine of Beat the Goalie.

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Re: Beat the Goalie wall machine

Postby ffrank » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:36 pm

It's a minter inside - wiring etc. compared to mine, but mine does work, not always properly. I have another with partial components inside, same as the other - been used for spares probably. However, I am very gratefull to see the pictures and will learn a lot about mine from these pics. !!IDEA!!

Thanks also for service info. Was a bit !PUZZLED!
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