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'60s arcades

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:58 pm
by special when lit
Don't know if these have been posted before, a couple of ids of '60s arcades.

1960s Pleasurama arcade Ramsgate and Arcade Trade Show, Jim Crompton


Broadstairs Arcade 1960s, Cromptons Factory Opening, Trade Show, Jim Crompton

Re: '60s arcades

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:54 pm
by moonriver
Some great footage, Jim Crompton always looked the same even when he was much younger, whenever he was photographed he always looked as if he was staring straight up into the air instead of at the camera, must have been his glasses lenses.

Right into old age Cromptons always had him on their trade stand long after he had retired, he was one of the great characters of our amusement industry.

Re: '60s arcades

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:09 am
by treefrog
Fantastic films !!THUMBSX2!! I am guessing super 8..... love the Memonic girls...

One thing I have learnt is the origin of the Universal name on the later flat fronted Jubilee machines. They were complete revamps by company of same name of earlier mk1 models.....

Re: '60s arcades

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:17 pm
by pennymachines
Some classic '60s games here. What a shame it's such a lousy film to video transfer.
In the first one I spy a Crompton Wheel a Win (first ever pusher),

Crompton Wheel a Win
Crompton Wheel a Win

Tooty Fruity, Penny Falls, Streets Colourama, Brenco Wheel of Fortune and Mayfield Electronic Dice!


Mayfield Electronic Dice
Mayfield Electronic Dice

Anyone know what the floor-standing game with the large swinging red arrow is called?