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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby 13rebel » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:37 pm

Rotamint Record chosen by contestants on Bargain Hunt yesterday 12.15, Ardingly series 45, episode 14. 'Experts' opinions at 11mins 50 and 30 mins 20,auction at 38.30. Available on BBC i player.

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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby youngerap » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:12 pm

I guess that is the difference between an auction house that accepts internet bids and one that does not.

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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby JC » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:51 pm

No, it's the difference between a German electro-mechanical machine that works and one that doesn't.

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Re: auf wiedersehen pet

Postby banditboy67 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:47 am

widget2k4 wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:28 pm
yeah i seen that one, dont know if its the sega or the cowboy but something is putting me off the look of that one, might just write to the bbc and ask where that one is they used in auf wiedersehen pet haha, no doubt shoved in some warehouse and forgotten about
If memory serves me right the early episodes were made by Central tv??
But has mentioned, probably loaned.

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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby badpenny » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:20 am

Our mate Andy in Australia'land, while hiding from the blazing sun has been amusing himself by watching Laurel & Hardy. !PUZZLED!

His keen bloodshot eyes spotted something in "The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine (1937)" Although only visible from the back it certainly looks interesting. I'll plump for one of those do-hickies with playing cards instead of reels. |/XX\|

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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby pennymachines » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:18 pm

The Women in his Life (1933)

Name that pinball...


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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby pennymachines » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:37 pm

Southsea, Portsmouth, 1946. Slots briefly from 3:06



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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby pennymachines » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:26 pm

Brighton Palace Pier - Palace Of Fun

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Entering the turnstile

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Strolling down the pier

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On the pier, 1935

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Big Wheel and Dodgems, 1938

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Saxony - Grip tester

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BMCo - allwins

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Fortune teller

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Brenner - Radio Analyst

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Bradshaw Walton - The Twins

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Penguins game side stall

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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby 13rebel » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:33 pm

Good to see the Bradshaw version of 'the twins' with fluid as opposed to the Walton version with paper in the bottles.

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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby pennymachines » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:05 pm

Actually both versions of the Twins were designed and manufactured by Alfred Leonard Walton (L. Walton & Co.) of Blackpool. I'm not sure why 'Bradshaw' popped into my head (corrected above).

The machine which really caught my eye in the film clips above is the fortune teller I labelled the 'Brenner Radio Analyst'. I've never before seen one in action and can find no reference to it in Paul Braithwait's book (he does list a 'Radio' under Bernard Brenner, which might be it). In fact I'm struggling to find any information or pictures of this machine. I seem to recall a couple of derelict ones at the EH, but cannot locate the images. John Brenner's speciality was large, floor-standing fortune tellers which appeared to be doing something highly technical, the Human Analyst probably being the most successful. Some reference would be made to Professor Rennerb's invention on the flash (Brenner backwards) and you had to grip and raise a cast chrome bone-shaped handle on the front (as the gentleman does above). If you released it during the 'reading', a card was delivered telling you to follow the instructions and try again. But where did I get the name 'Radio Analyst'? :!?!: Am I correct in thinking it harnessed radio waves to predict the future just as Bradshaw's Green Ray harnessed the power of television?



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