Amusement machine trade fair, 1962-5

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Amusement machine trade fair, 1962-5

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This panoramic view of the 1962 Amusement Trade Exhibition at the New Royal Horticultural Hall, London is from Cash Box Magazine. Mills Novelty Co., Bryans, Ruffler & Walker, Phonographic Equipment, Wondermatics, Morris and Philip Shefras all in attendance.
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Great photo !THUMBS! Shame we couldn’t time travel back and have a go on some of those machines!
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Wouldn't that be cool. And '63-'64...
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ollie h wrote: Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:44 pmShame we couldn’t time travel back and have a go on some of those machines
Even better, go back and buy a load, have them delivered all nicely cased up to a lock up, pay the £50 per year rent in advance for 50 years, turn up next Oct, pick out those you want to keep and sell the rest,still in there packing cases, at the next Coventry auction :lol:
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Excellent photos.
The 6 (?) player machine with the octagonal display is one of the 'lost' machines of my early arcade days, and had a very distinctive sound. It was usually on 'fruits', although the pictured example is on 'letters', a hang-over from the association with US organized crime.
What is it called? Is it of Ruffler's own make, or did they just distribute it?
More to the point, do we have any literature about it, or, better still, is there a known example?
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Mr PM, was hoping by now the thread would have been revised to read 1962/4/6....... Does that mean no show in 66? or a no show from the photographer that year? Or maybe 1960/2/4 is an option, unless 1960 was an underground event........
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I think the light box from one of those six players (a fruits one) came up for sale at Coventry a few years ago. In the show photo it looks like there is another one on the stand as well, a fruits one? Impossible to tell.
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The light box is pictured on this page: Anyone remember these large multi-players?
Incidentally, the two Arcadia vintage slot machine exhibitions were held at the Horticultural Hall in '85 and '87.
aristomatic wrote: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:03 am Mr PM, was hoping by now the thread would have been revised to read 1962/4/6.......
Here's the 1965 photo. By 1966 the exhibition had moved to Alexandra Palace.
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Mr PM, thx for the extra pix
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pennymachines wrote: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:58 pm This panoramic view of the 1962 Amusement Trade Exhibition at the New Royal Horticultural Hall, London is from Cash Box Magazine. Mills Novelty Co., Bryans, Ruffler & Walker, Phonographic Equipment, Wondermatics, Morris and Philip Shefras all in attendance.
Interesting for me to see Nixson's 'The Calypso' 10 player and Worlds Flight 10 player, 'flashers' as they were called then on Ruffler and Walker's stand. They were our distributors for many years until we decided to sell direct under our 'Nixsales' banner. Sadly these are the only surviving images of these two machines that I know of, although I have many other images of other Nixson's machines from this era if anyone's interested.
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