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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:32 am
by moonriver
spooky.......both pics have a Bolland working model to its left

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:15 pm
by treefrog
I haven’t managed to find a clip, but another movie being shown on Talking Picture TV with a clip of an arcade is The Punch and Judy Man 1963 with Tony Hancock. The arcade shot I believe was in Bognor Regis with lots of interesting machines from wall machines to floor standers, some I did not recognise. Seems all efforts to capture period arcades goes to our old film makers.......anyway if anyone manages to capture a clip as I do not have any record facility and they repeat machines many times on this channel...quirky film.

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:43 pm
by brigham
Does anyone recognise the arcade in Doomwatch: 'You killed Toby Wren'?

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:33 pm
by tallstory
As you say TF, very quirky but it shows Tony Hancock was a much better actor than I ever imagined from his radio and TV series. Pity about the script.

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:07 pm
by 13rebel
The next showing of 'The Punch and Judy man' on Talking Pictures tv is Thursday 27th August at 2.30 pm.

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:51 am
by nick6969

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:55 am
by treefrog
What a lovely newsreel. It has a feel from an earlier era than 1983. As probably mentioned before, it is always a shame when the history of machines disappears as I doubt many that still exist will have providence passed on or remembered. What a great lady she was. !!THUMBSX2!!

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:09 pm
by nick6969
You're spot on Treefrog, the history of machines often gets lost. I'm lucky I have a few of the machines from this auction, ones I used to play as a kid on a Saturday afternoon. The owner of Barrys Amusements, Mrs Minnie Delino (Chipperfield) was a remarkable lady indeed and was a friend of my mum's… she took no prisoners!!

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:58 pm
by treefrog
Here is Minnie with her keys, looks like she operated the arcade till 85 years old and some of the inside

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:44 pm
by nick6969
treefrog wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:58 pm
Here is Minnie with her keys, looks like she operated the arcade till 85 years old...
Spent a lot of the 1970s in that arcade. Yes, Minnie closed it when she was in her 85th year. She kept her fish and chip shop and ice-cream business until she passed away in 1987. Her favourite machine was the Laughing Sailor and didn't feature in the auction as she couldn't bear to part with it. To this day it is still in her family ownership…. in Canada!!