Videos of vintage slot machines in action.
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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby treefrog » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:15 pm

With all the time in the world under lockdown, watched a classic old film The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner with James Bolan and Tom Courtenay, great film. There is a scene where they go into a pub and play a Jennings Club Chief and on losing their money proceed to lift and bang the machine to drop the jackpot. Not sure this would be possible in the real world unless badly setup. Also an old War Eagle next to it....
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Scene at end on YouTube clip....

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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby badpenny » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:47 pm

I remember the film coming out, it was popular into the 70s.

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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby special when lit » Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:00 pm

Looks like a bingo pinball in the background, too.

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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby brigham » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:38 pm

The Jennings needs the coin entry polishing.
The tanner doesn't drop until the handle is pulled and baulked.


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