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Postby treefrog » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:55 pm

brigham wrote:
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?
This topic has been discussed on this forum many times over the years. Having owned many of both types and discussion with Roger from Norfolk who has broken up and sold more than I have had eggs for breakfast, I believe they are not true from the factory Sega. Sega machines should all have correct serial numbers on a sticker on inside right and metal label on base rear (this often drops off). The cabinet parts are not all interchangeable although vary, like rear hoods, metal front cash trays and as Roger mentioned when he made the replacement jackpot glasses seen at auctions for a decade, they only fit proper Segas. Even the lighting set-up is different and the top light box. They may well have Sega parts like mechanisms and escalators.

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Postby aristomatic » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:12 pm

This is one of the threads on pennymachines site but as I stated in my initial response there is a more substantial thread discussing these, but may be on a different forum: Mills or Sega - RENO Slot?

The purple machine in the thread was probably from same origin as yours as the vertical strips are the same polished flat material. The substantial other thread concurs with TF and others that all these non embossed Sega casting machines were built and supplied via a number of different sources during those "competitive" times.

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Re: New member | Berkeley bandit TLC

Postby brigham » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:17 pm

As you may have guessed, I'm now looking for a RENO!

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Postby treefrog » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:08 pm

There are sooooo many variations, Reno being just one, there are even Mills ones.

Interestingly, I believe there may have been a genuine early Mills version predating Sega. You will see one or two on old threads on this site with Mills on the belly and Mills top box artwork. I bought one 10 years ago and still have it, it is Mills all over with parts, MLB stamps and even has a dagger handle. May have been in the transition before Sega took over. Will need to dig it out at some point to get more info.

Would be interesting to catalogue and list all the variants. One of the issues with this site is it is difficult to find all related items and I know moderators try and merge threads, but typically they start off on another topic.....

From experience, Sega machines were much higher quality than most of the variants, some used terrible monkey metal on items like coin entries and escalator surrounds.

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Postby iceollie » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:28 pm

treefrog wrote:
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.
Hi,

If Paul is Coppinpr, I had a chat and the issue is getting it to his place to service.

I agree with you about just needing a service. I like it looking worn. The only things that I woudl like done from a restoration pov is there are lots of white specs of paint on it that need to be scraped off or wiped off with an appropriate liquid, the glass is cracked (but you said you have spare glass?), and also the white panel inside the glass has cracked a lot and hanging down a bit.

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Re: New member | Berkeley bandit TLC

Postby iceollie » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:29 pm

brigham wrote:
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?
Yes I love it! It was my grandfather's who gave it to me last year.. Its something I always played on when I was staying over at my grandparents as a child.

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Re: New member | Berkeley bandit TLC

Postby brigham » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:31 pm

treefrog wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:03 am
Looks good to me, I have lots of spare glasses including Berkeley and this looks right.
My Berkeley is now at the front of the queue. I'm basing the paint scheme on Iceollie's splendid example.
Mine has lost its top-box, although it has provision for one in the casting.
Do you have a top-box glass you could sell me for it? If not, can you do a scan of one, so I can have a go at making it up?

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Postby treefrog » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:47 pm

I will have a look.

I might have top boxes as well, need to check.

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Re: New member | Berkeley bandit TLC

Postby brigham » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:53 am

I've got a padded envelope waiting to take used notes, as soon as you're ready.
I could take the whole top-box if you have it, otherwise just the glass will do.
Ta!

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Re: New member | Berkeley bandit TLC

Postby treefrog » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:45 am

Not been to my storage units yet, but will check when I get there.


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