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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:44 pm
by pennymachines
Destroying the slots

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NYC Mayor Fiorello La Guardia has 1500 slot machines destroyed

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Chicago Sheriff's Department pile-up confiscated slot machines and set them on fire, March 21, 1950

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New York, 1935

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Playing the slots, Miami, Florida, USA, 1930s

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Lady plays Rol-A-Top, Miami, Florida, 1930s

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Man wins on Rol-A-Top, Miami, Florida, 1930s

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Playing Rol-A-Top

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Passengers gambling aboard the SS Rex, Santa Monica, California, United States, 1939

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Excerpt from propaganda film portraying the United States Marine Corps working and relaxing on small island base in South Pacific shortly before attack on Pearl Harbor, sitting at tables, drinking beer, playing slot machine.

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1948, excerpt from film about gambling

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Jennings slot pays jackpot

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Two men play bandit, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1952

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Gambling in supermarket, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1952

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Slot machine players, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1952

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Continued from above

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Teenagers play bandits in amusement arcade

Pinballers

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New York City Police confiscate and outlaw pinball machines

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Pinball champ

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Pinball champ continued

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A man plays on a pinball machine in an amusement arcade

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Army recruits playing pinball, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:05 am
by pennymachines
Some of these Pathé newsreels we've seen before, but seems they're available on YouTube now.

Amusement machine exhibition, 1968



Crystal Room arcade, London









Stirling Moss & huge coin-op car racing game



Eggomatic


Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:31 pm
by pennymachines

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:26 pm
by 13rebel
Clip of Milestones arcade Basingstoke on 'Flog it' series 14.21 Basingstoke 1. Slot interest from around 12 minutes to 13 minutes. Available on BBC i player for 28 days.

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:57 pm
by ralph
Shane 1958
Trade Stimulator on the bar , One of my favorite old Westerns, it's a must see .
Try not to look at the trade sim .
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as Shane beats the shit out of the bad guys or shoots them! !!CHEERS!!
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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:13 pm
by pennymachines
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Sartana visits the 'Gambrling Casino' !PUZZLED! at Poker Falls. Strange... Fey invented the one arm bandit in 1898, a few years after the Wild West was 'tamed', and yet these machines look much later. But in other ways the film is more or less a documentary of America in the late 1800s. SkEpTiCaL
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Can anyone identify these bandits?



Sartana demonstrates how to stop the reels in the jackpot position (permanently).



I Am Sartana Your Angel of Death (1969).

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:35 pm
by treefrog
Given this looks like a Italian spaghetti western, the machines are obviously Italian, the Ascots... also made the Astors as well... Yes, 1960s, only out by 80 years. :cool:

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:57 pm
by pennymachines
Following the box office success of Fistful of Dollars, Cinecittà Studios churned out hundreds of these westerns over a roughly ten year span, largely serving a domestic and 'third world' appetite for them. No set designer's credited, just a props department (S.E.T.). Funny they decided these (modern at the time) games would do.
The Complete Sartana

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The one in the foreground is clearly, as you say, the Astor twin-jackpot Check-Mate, spayed grey, with the maker's badge covered over. Don't think I've seen the other, cruder-looking, models in the background - presumably by the same Italian maker?

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:07 pm
by treefrog
I keep watching so many old films on Talking Channel Tv and keep forgetting to highlight movies with slots as there are loads, one recently with really good shots of a vintage arcade, but forgot the name.

Another one was Left, Right and Centre with Ian Carmichael and Alistair Sims 1959, with a private illegal amusement parlour with repairs being done on old slots. Only picture I could find as no movie online I could find..

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:05 am
by pennymachines