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Aristocrat Olympic Take Ten

Postby jpjim777 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:07 am

Hi Folks,
I Recently acquired an Aristocrat Olympic Take Ten, 1966 and running on 6d's. It spent the last 35+ years in a damp cellar and was consigned to the skip in a big clear out. It was promptly rescued from the skip and opened to reveal innards that were in good working condition. That's the good news. The bad news is that on its visit to the skip the main (lower) display was smashed. Some of the pieces were found but not all and the missing bits have all the useful info.
The mech is a standard Aristocrat mech of the age but has an micro switch that lights a lamp it the top display in certain winning combinations. This is obviously original fit but I have never seen it before.
Does anyone have any info on this model, I can find no reference to it at all. A photo of a machine that shows the panel would be really helpful, and any info on its operation would be a great help and much appreciated.
Cheers.
JPJim

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Re: Aristocrat Olympic Take Ten

Postby aristomatic » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:18 am

Trawl through this and the associated thread for info, and/or search more thoroughly than my two mins., as I'm currently waiting in for the courier to dump half a dozen Mills slots and parts onto the hall floor.....

There were a number of different options utilised. Post a picture of what you actually have - it can only assist.

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Re: Aristocrat Olympic Take Ten

Postby brigham » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:34 pm

I love these machines with electric 'gimmicks', although I've never seen one on an Aristo.
Probably best to get the machine working properly, and worry about the feature later.
Incidentally, anyone know why it's called 'Take Ten' ?

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Re: Aristocrat Olympic Take Ten

Postby badpenny » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:17 pm

Because 10 X 6d = 5/- ????

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Re: Aristocrat Olympic Take Ten

Postby jpjim777 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:50 pm

Many thanks to all you folks. Wow what a fast response. Absolutely Brilliant !!

Yes this machine could be quite a challenge, I like a challenge..... The cabinet is very rusty at the base, holes and bits missing, stored on the damp cellar floor so no surprise there, but the rest of it is ok. The lock was drilled out but only after the crow bar had failed to work. All the chrome is there, unfortunately no longer attached to the steel. The mech is the good news, not bad at all, the reels could do with new strips, they are a bit tatty. Any advice on renewing the reel strips would be most welcome.

Now just for the record, it is called Take Ten because.......You stake a tanner and 2 tanners make 1 bob, so the winning 5 bob is 10 tanners ! Easy peasy !
Thanks again folks.
JPJim.

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Re: Aristocrat Olympic Take Ten

Postby badpenny » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:38 pm

jpjim777 wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:50 pm
Now just for the record, it is called Take Ten because.......You stake a tanner and 2 tanners make 1 bob, so the winning 5 bob is 10 tanners ! Easy peasy !
Yup, that's right ……
It's why I said: -
badpenny wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:17 pm
Because 10 X 6d = 5/- ????

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Re: Aristocrat Olympic Take Ten

Postby aristomatic » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:02 pm

Not Sure It Is?

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Re: Aristocrat Olympic Take Ten

Postby brigham » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:36 am

Sounds precarious.
Perhaps in Aus. they were more sensible, and it actually paid ten tanners, rather than a five-bob token?

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Re: Aristocrat Olympic Take Ten

Postby badpenny » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:36 am

brigham wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:36 am
Sounds precarious.
……… it's up a ladder? !PUZZLED!

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Re: Aristocrat Olympic Take Ten

Postby brigham » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:01 pm

The logic, not the machine.
It's up a very rickety ladder, with at least two rungs missing.


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