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Inside Electro-mech.

Postby JC » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:08 pm

Robert Rowland started a new series of articles in issue 41, taking a closer look at the mechanics and operation of electro-mechanical wall machines. He started with a look at Twinkletoes, a 1960s machine supplied by Ruffler & Walker.

Here are the pictures:
Twinkletoes.jpg
Twinkletoes
Twinkletoes door.jpg
Inside view of the door
(this picture wasn't actually published in the magazine)
Twinkletoes selector.jpg
The rotary selector,
which pre-selects the winner
Twinkletoes uniselector.jpg
The GPO uniselector

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Re: Inside Electro-mech.

Postby JC » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:54 pm

Robert continued in issue 42 with a look at Top Ten. This is one of a number of 1960s electro-mechs, as mentioned previously, which has an internal switch that allows the operator to disable certain payouts (I really still can't believe this was legal)!
Here are the pictures as published:
Top Ten.jpg
Top Ten
Top Ten Rigging Switch.jpg
The 'rigging' switch
Top Ten Rotary Switch.jpg
The large rotary switch that selects the winner
Top Ten Mixer.jpg
The 'mixer' that controls the machine's cycle

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Re: Inside Electro-mech.

Postby JC » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:13 pm

Robert concluded this short series in issue 43 with a look at Rotofruit. There was just one picture published in the magazine - Robert did supply me with a picture of the two uniselectors, but due to space limitations this picture was not included in the article, plus I thought that by now you must all know what a uniselector looks like! Just in case you don't, the picture's posted below.
Rotofruit.jpg
Rotofruit uniselectors A & B.jpg


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