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Whales Strike 'Em allwin: Scrap or not to Scrap

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:18 am
by llhorton
Hi folks, I'm new to the penny slot group but I try to buy and save antique stuff when I can. I'm in the US and had the opportunity to buy a Whales "Strike 'Em" game the other day. It's pretty intact but the back panel art has cracked and fallen inside...I think that's common... otherwise the top glass with the name and the front glass is intact. The case could be refinished... but the internal parts are pretty complete...I haven't had a chance to check, but I think the coin tray is missing...I know the lock is gone.

So my question for the experts is: should I just remove all the parts and sell them individually or should I try to recover the machine? And if the latter, are there any parts available?

Thanks for your consideration

Re: Whales Allwin to Scrap or not to Scrap

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:12 am
by treefrog
Hello and welcome.....

Your machine was discussed in the forum not long ago and is one of the more appealing machines in the U.K.... In fact, the last one sold for just under $3000 here in November.

It would be great to see pictures which will help people confirm what if anything is missing, but it is unlikely the machine would be worth more broken up as there are few bits to sell anyway, so is almost certainly restorable. !!THUMBSX2!!

Strike 'EM - Elephant House auction

Re: Whales Allwin to Scrap or not to Scrap

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:18 am
by llhorton
Thanks! I'll try to get some pictures tomorrow... I've been busy working 2 jobs as a lot of folks do. Then maybe you all can give a better opinion on what I should do. Thanks again

Re: Whales Allwin to Scrap or not to Scrap

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:52 pm
by llhorton
Here are some pictures

Re: Whales Allwin to Scrap or not to Scrap

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:34 am
by yaksplat
Nothing hard to fix there. You could have that looking brand new in no time.

Re: Whales Allwin to Scrap or not to Scrap

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:52 am
by llhorton
Very good! Is there a place to get parts and, especially, the play field art?

Re: Whales Allwin to Scrap or not to Scrap

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:31 am
by pennymachines
Are you sure there are parts missing? I see the payout hopper is in the back of the case. Lower door hinges?
The playfield graphic is tricky, but as everything else looks good, I'm sure it's worth going the extra mile to obtain. Is there anyone here who owns this rare machine and is prepared to take some nice big pictures of the playfield to process in Photoshop?

Re: Whales Allwin to Scrap or not to Scrap

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:20 pm
by llhorton
That would have to be done... I'm sure I can find someone... the hinges are there just removed...

Re: Whales Allwin to Scrap or not to Scrap

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:06 pm
by llhorton
And no, I wasn't sure but I figured it had to be missing something... The guy I bought it from said it worked and was complete, but since the door was off and the lock was missing, I assumed the worst... He didn't know anything about it... not even the maker or anything.

Re: Whales Allwin to Scrap or not to Scrap

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:59 pm
by llhorton
Also this particular game featured a bell.. does anyone know what type battery runs it?