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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:15 pm
by treefrog
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....

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:47 pm
by badpenny
I remember the film coming out, it was popular into the 70s.

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:00 pm
by special when lit
Looks like a bingo pinball in the background, too.

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:38 pm
by brigham
The Jennings needs the coin entry polishing.
The tanner doesn't drop until the handle is pulled and baulked.

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:52 am
by treefrog
Another film watched for the twentieth time and forgot there is a good few minutes of arcade footage Poor Cow from the late '60s at I think Bognor Regis amusements and pier. Found one clip at end of scene and more exists before this...

Think that is a Edwin Hall Dalek the kid is being put in.


Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:23 am
by brigham
Crompton's Cover the Spot in view.
Who made the vast change machine? A very familiar sight.
I've ridden on the speedboats, but not in Bognor. Only two had outboard motors, the others just followed.
(I had to be on one of the two, of course).

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:13 am
by coppinpr
I saw two slot machines crop up in dramas on TV yesterday. Unfortunately, I cant supply clips. The first was a scene in the new TV series remake of "Perry Mason" (set in the '30s more like the original books than the old 50's TV series) The bad guys meet in a small dark room full of 1930's Jennings machines. I couldn't see the point of the tiny room unless it was the slot collection of one of the bad guys :lol:
The second was more interesting, a 2019 movie called "Unbroken 'Path to Redemption'" set in 1946 west coast USA the main guy returns from the war and visits his old local bar, on the wall, much to my surprise, was a Brenner "past the arrow". not many of those in the USA

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:51 pm
by pennymachines
treefrog wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:52 am
...Poor Cow from the late '60s.
Haven't seen this one for years. It's on my rewatch list. Ken Loach celebrated his 84th birthday a couple of weeks ago. !!CHEERS!!
Looks like a Myers Road Test, left of Carol White, at the start of the clip.

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:03 pm
by coin-op
Looks like a Myers Road Test
Case is different; though could have been re-cased.

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:22 pm
by pennymachines
I thought maybe it looked narrower because the aspect ratio on that clip isn't right. If you un-squeeze it, the machine to its left starts to resemble a Bolland Working model. :o