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1960s rarities

Postby JC » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:25 pm

Robert Rowland's trip down Memory Lane in issue 47 brought us two rare survivors from the 1960s.
The first was a Challenger wall machine - there's nothing rare about 1960s Challengers, but this was not the more common 1d Holt Engineering machine, it is a 3d Challenger manufactured by Robinson Partners (London) Ltd and distributed by Samson.
The second machine was a small flipper-less pinball type game called Win-a-Lot, manufacturer unknown. I've never seen one of these before - nor have I ever seen a machine illuminated with Christmas tree lights!
Here are the pictures:
3d Challenger.jpg
Robinson Partners.jpg
Win-a-Lot.jpg
Win-a-Lot playfield.jpg
Win-a-Lot backflash.jpg

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Re: 1960s rarities

Postby aristomatic » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:25 pm

Heavily revamped on a new penny:
challengerrevamp1p.jpg
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Re: 1960s rarities

Postby brigham » Sat May 11, 2019 9:09 am

aristomatic wrote:
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:25 pm
Heavily revamped on a new penny:
The Horror....The Horror.

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Re: 1960s rarities

Postby cait001 » Tue May 14, 2019 1:16 pm

Oh hey, now that this thread is back on the front page: I love these games! Win-A-Lot seems so cool, almost like a carnival skill game.
Challenger is pretty cool too, though I prefer the Allwin-style games with the coin-filling columns.

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Re: 1960s rarities

Postby rippyspennyarcade » Tue May 21, 2019 2:33 pm

Latest pictures with the lost omitted - original machine did not come with lost columns.
APM2a.jpg
APM1a.jpg

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Re: 1960s rarities

Postby cait001 » Tue May 21, 2019 7:44 pm

rippyspennyarcade wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Latest pictures with the lost omitted - original machine did not come with lost columns.
The coin that causes a win/payout goes into the back of the machine for the operator, right?

If so, definitely don't need those LOST columns!

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Re: 1960s rarities

Postby rippyspennyarcade » Tue May 21, 2019 8:12 pm

You are correct cait001 , The Lost would only have been added by a mean operator who wanted the machine to make a little more cash

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Re: 1960s rarities

Postby moonriver » Tue May 21, 2019 10:27 pm

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Re: 1960s rarities

Postby malcymal » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:24 am

Here is a Win-A-Lot in actual play.


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Re: 1960s rarities

Postby oxford allwin fan » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:42 pm

Win-a-lot; superb & thanks for the video. Love the Christmasy lights..


'Win-a-little' might have been a better name though!


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