An expert replies:
I have looked closely at [these] machines and to be quite honest, I do not know. At a guess I would say they were made by an independent arcade owner/operator, Solly Parker first started out making machines for his own operation before he started selling them, but his machines were made from parts that were bought from Oliver Wales and R & W, I was friendly with his son Brian. The hinges are clearly Bryans, they were the best hinges and a favorite with traveling showmen like my Father, it was easy to lift the front of off the machine cabinet when we had to carry them to a lorry to pack them on the fairground. My uncle Oliver Avyard sold his amusement park at Burnham Beeches to John Lovat who made several machines for his arcade in the park, If I did not know better I would say the bottom casting was Bradley but the time frame is wrong, they are clearly late 1950s early 1960s. Also one reason I would tend to lean towards an arcade/operator being the manufacturer is that he used the best hinges, the best Gallery and a metal plate to strengthen the trigger, payout cup and coin return handle, plus the slope on the coin entry making it a good trouble free operating machine. My Father used to buy Jennings Little Dukes and put them into a modern wooden cabinet, also because of the weight of the Jennings steel cabinet it was lighter once again to carry to the lorry on the fairground. Tomorrow I will ask Derek Horwood of United Distributing Company in London. Derek's Father owned Chicago Automatic Supply, one of the founders of the British coin machine industry, I bought my first machine from them 55 years ago.
Thanks for that Freddy. Bradley is an interesting idea, after all, they were still making wall machines (in light wood cases) in the 50s and 60s - e.g. the Super Challenger.
For the record here's the Safari, the Double Your Money (with correct top-flash) and another one - the Storm.
I think the Double Your Win was a Kraft/Shefras product in the same line as the Extrawin etc. and doesn't belong to this set. A confusingly similar name.