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Re: restoration of penny flick game

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:38 pm
by pennymachines
Rigg - if you send me un-cropped, full frontal photos of your lovely pair (in suitably discrete brown paper wrapper) I'd like to put them in the Museum.

It occurs to me now - your 3 Sixes might be better described as a Bollands product - but then Bollands and BMCo. were associated concerns.
Also I've found an old photo showing the original top flash: "The VERY LATEST American Game. The 3 Sixes Amusement Only". See Museum.

Re: Restoration of 3 Sixes

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:47 am
by rigg
This shows my partner, the 'Shoot to the Stars', that is about to get the restoration treatment. Any time in the next year or so... Although since discovering this site I have found new enthusiasm. Anyone seen these things before?

Re: Restoration of 3 Sixes

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:36 pm
by fredslilja
I used a French polish technique on the timber
Nice job rigg :eek: Please let us know how this French polish technique works :roll:

Re: Restoration of 3 Sixes

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:19 pm
by pennymachines
rigg wrote:this shows my partner, the 'Shoot to the Stars', that is about to get the restoration treatment. Any time in the next year or so... Although since discovering this site I have found new enthusiasm. Anyone seen these things before?
This double-event BMCo. The Way to the Moon has something in common - notice the half moon and star.

Re: Restoration of 3 Sixes

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:10 pm
by JC
I'm intrigued by the black & white picture posted by Pennymachines of 3 Sixes, as it is clearly not the same machine as Rigg's. The huge ball track suggests something like the size of a golf ball was propelled around it, whereas Rigg's machines propels a penny. So they appear to be two completely different machines but with the same name and theme.

Re: Restoration of 3 Sixes

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:03 pm
by pennymachines
I didn't notice how different they were, but it's obvious now you point it out. Way to the Moon also uses (small) balls whereas Shoot to the Stars uses the coin. I've seen several early BMCos that use oversize balls. I've just posted the Ping Pong in the Museum which presumably used table tennis balls.

Re: Restoration of 3 Sixes

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:09 pm
by keswick
Hello everyone
I'm new to all this!
So I apologise if I'm not supposed to post this here?
30182.jpg
http://www.arcade-history.com/images/cabinet/30182.jpg

I hope this is of some help! !!THUMBSX2!!

Re: Restoration of 3 Sixes

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:06 pm
by gameswat
Hey, that Shoot to the Stars is the same as I have! Bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon! Just the moon is slightly different, looks like mine has a face. Somehow i missed this post and nobody else noticed I guess?!