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Re: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified

Postby aristomatic » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:40 am

Yes. I saw that when it went on. I emailed him and it was his father-in-law's. I think it was listed in maybe casino or another category, so many people would have missed it even when it was on ebay. I think I asked him to post more pictures so I could see the coin entry inside, which he did just before it was removed.

I would agree that there are not going to be many of those over here... (now that I have said that half a dozen will be listed over the next week!) Possibly a Marmite machine for collectors, or one of those dogs at the rescue centre that's been there a while. The fact it's a 4 reeler rather than a 3 reeler would make a difference to many, but I would have bought it if it had turned up at my door for that money.

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Re: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified

Postby downunda » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:37 am

Bit of a gravedig, but I will be on topic...

Was given one of these today.
It is in a terrible state. The mech is loose, but could be all there, at least 1 ruined spring, the reel papers have some damage, the reject tube is broken off, and the cabinet is yuk. But it was free.
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If this thread comes alive, I'll continue posting here, otherwise, might start a new thread...
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Re: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified

Postby downunda » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:59 am

Now that I have read all the posts, I can add a few more things:

This has foam in the cabinet as well.
I have a Jubilee unit as well (it's very different to this mechanism).
Yes, gold coloured tin reels.
Fan on the clock is blue, if that makes any difference.

Will take better pics in sunlight tomorrow.

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Re: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified

Postby treefrog » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:08 pm

Welcome downunda,
I've sill not done anything with my one yet, but good to see another of this lesser seen machine. I am sure you will have fun getting it back into operational state. Only obvious thing I can see is the missing coin overflow tube to the cash box. Does it work?

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Re: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified

Postby downunda » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:01 am

Hey back at ya.
The over flow tube is there, the soldered tab cam off. Easy fix. In reality, I don't need it, as let's face it, it's no longer gonna have many coins fed in to it...

I gave it a single pull yesterday when I got it home, but the reels didn't move, and the clock was very slow.
I hope to spend an hour on it today, and fix a few things, give it a little clean, and replace a spring or 2, and see if I can get it to function. I'll add some more pics then...

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Re: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified

Postby downunda » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:27 am

So I spent an hour brushing off the cobwebs, old foam, a little lube, and replaced the buggered spring. Coin mech is bent and will need fixing before I will be able to use any coins in it, but manually, it works. Payout slides will need to come out and be properly cleaned, but reassembled and took a few pics. If anyone want full size pics, just ask. Need to get some full size pics of the mech, so hopefully OP will get my email. Haven't tried the electrics, but need to flouro tubes. Found a Five pence coin, dated 1661! ;-)
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Re: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified

Postby gameswat » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:52 am

Good lord - the Hunchback of Slot-be Damned! That box on the back is bloody ugly. I guess it was either an after thought or later revamp to add lights and multi pulls for one coin?

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Re: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified

Postby downunda » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:02 pm

See the last pic for electronics inside the hunchback....


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