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Postby coppinpr » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:01 pm

Looks like you have a small job in your retirement Paul, although to make worthwhile e.g. petrol and time would expect a reasonable fee would be required.
It's something I've done for some years, only about 5 or 6 per year. As I enjoy doing it I don't charge much actually. :cool:

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Postby slotsoffun » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:21 pm

...rumours of my demise are greatly exaggerated...lol :HaHa:

Apologies to those who have been trying to contact Slot Machine Depot, but as some of you are aware for the past 9 months I've been busy restoring several slots for a private collector, wish I could say which machines as they were all pre-1930s and very rare. I've also been busy working alongside a couple of production companies for future TV projects, but you didn't hear that from me!!! wink wink!

I will be back working on the slots, allwins and jukeboxes in February.
Thank you for your patience.

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Postby coppinpr » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:47 pm

Your forum name "Slotoffun" always takes me back a good 45 years.

I worked in two arcades called "Slotsofun" (just the one f) in the '70s, one in Tooting and one in Soho. Both are still there, but the old name has gone along with the 20 + electro mechanical pinballs at Tooting. I bought most of those pinballs when they were cleared, including two wooden side rails "Gusher" (1956) and "Royal Flush"(1957). Every time I see your forum name I curse myself for selling those two machines. The 57 Royal flush is ranked as one of the most sought after pinballs. Its already high value was increased when it cropped up in the movie "Lethal Weapon 3" and the artwork on the Gusher is collectible on its own.
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Re: New member | Berkeley bandit TLC

Postby treefrog » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:09 am

Wonder if this arcade sign below was related :cool:
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Re: New member | Berkeley bandit TLC

Postby iceollie » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:54 pm

Mark would you be able to fit me in as one of your first clients in feb please then? It’s been since around September since we first touched base... I don’t know where else to turn,

Thanks

Oliver

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Re: New member | Berkeley bandit TLC

Postby slotsoffun » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:15 pm

Re Slots of Fun. I actually chose the name from a casino on the Vegas strip of the same name. As for the sign treefrog I think I did try and bid on that or one like it at EH.. Bah! I got out bid!!!

Contact me thru email re repair.

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Re: New member | Berkeley bandit TLC

Postby brigham » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:02 am

Hello iceollie,
Welcome to the Forum that Knows!
I have a Sega Berkeley, but it isn't as impressive as yours. It's just plain red, with no top-box.
Apart from the decimal conversion, do you think yours is original?

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Postby coppinpr » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:02 am

I'm sure someone will correct me (they usually do) but I don't think these were made by Sega. They use Sega mechs but are one of the many clones from the same period. The photo is too dark to see for sure but I don't think the case has the Sega logo cast into it on the front.

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Postby treefrog » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:03 am

Looks good to me, I have lots of spare glasses including Berkeley and this looks right.

By the way Oliver, I assume you decided not to take up Paul’s generous offer to sort your machine. If it were me, this would be just a service, not a restore, as the look and paint looks good, so half a days effort I suspect.

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Postby brigham » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:36 pm

A good few of my SEGAs don't have the 'Sega' script cast into the front panel.
Can anyone confirm that they are by a different maker?


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