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Amusement machine trade fair, 1962-5

Postby pennymachines » 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.
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Re: Amusement machine trade fair, 1962-5

Postby ollie h » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:44 pm

Great photo !THUMBS! Shame we couldn’t time travel back and have a go on some of those machines!

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Re: Amusement machine trade fair, 1962-5

Postby pennymachines » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:04 pm

Wouldn't that be cool. And '63-'64...
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'63
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'64

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Re: Amusement machine trade fair, 1962-5

Postby coppinpr » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:29 am

Shame 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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Re: Amusement machine trade fair, 1962/4

Postby brigham » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:51 am

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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Re: Amusement machine trade fair, 1962-5

Postby aristomatic » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:03 am

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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Re: Amusement machine trade fair, 1962-5

Postby coppinpr » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:06 am

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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Re: Amusement machine trade fair, 1962-5

Postby pennymachines » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:37 pm

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.

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Re: Amusement machine trade fair, 1962-5

Postby pennymachines » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:05 pm

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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ATE '65
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From Billboard magazine

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Re: Amusement machine trade fair, 1962-5

Postby aristomatic » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:23 pm

Mr PM, thx for the extra pix


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