I'm impressed by your identifying the Ace though!
That other one's bugging me. Seen it before, but never found anything about it.
Edit - Ah, first one's an Aristocrat is it?
Should have gone to Specsavers...
And Health and Safety would have something to say about unearthed mains death-traps sat outside in the wind and rain.coppinpr wrote:Isn't it strange that in the austere '50s there was no law against children playing machines (or if there was, no one took any notice) and machines that are clearly gambling machines could be placed outside in the open...
Jerry wrote an interesting article in MMM (issue 17) a few years ago about kinetoscopes and talked about kinetoscope parlours whereby he states that 'Patrons were charged twenty five dollars to view all the machines in one row'treefrog wrote:did arcades ever charge to use their machines
You are absolutely correct Jerry, 25 cents to view 10, half a dollar to view 20.JC wrote:Are you sure that was 25 dollars Arrgee?
Well it's only taken 2 years and 4 months to identify, but the machine between the two girls is the same one I posted a few weeks back, the "Dial for Money" Nixie machine...... Did anyone here buy the machine?badpenny wrote:It's Jimmy's .... it says in the window.
What's the wall machine between the two girls in the first one ? It has a red top flash and a blue cash bag on the front?
Stuart, I often visit your site, the atmospheric colour photos from the 50/60s take me back and don't do me legs much good either.
I think I've spotted a mis-caption though.
Instead of "Playing the machines" I think Acker Bilk is "Debuting his perspex clarinet"