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brigham
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Re: First machine

Postby brigham » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:24 pm

treefrog wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:59 pm
I assume the comment relates to new coinage, if so, the funny thing is how many times I have sold machines to people who want a machine only on current coinage, not coins they don’t possess, so mixed market......
I don't go in for 'up-cycling', not in cars, not in vintage radio, and certainly not in slot machines.

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Re: First machine

Postby treefrog » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:28 pm

!PUZZLED! What you mean by upcycled...? Is it a lamp now, and not a slot machine... or are you referring to being on new penny and you have not explained. If conversion to new penny, well a lot of machine companies upcycled most machines... look at Bolands and Olly whales etc etc....

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Re: First machine

Postby brigham » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:50 pm

Oliver Whales died in the early 1960s without ever having experienced the horror of (ugh) decimalisation.
The only good aspect of these 'decimal' conversions was that it allowed historic machines to survive long enough for collectors to realise their merit, and restore them for future generations to enjoy.
The same applies with motor cars; it is said that over two-thirds of surviving '32 Fords in the US have done so as a result of being 'hot-rods'.

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Re: First machine

Postby treefrog » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:08 pm

Ah I get it, what you don’t like is decimalisation :HaHa: of course this is no different by your definition to most American machines brought into Britain and converted to British coinage as well as German machines, including clown catchers, Gunter Wulff and many many others long before decimalisation, as well as having changes to awards, colours and whatever they thought would appeal to the customer.....

Decimalisation was forced on everyone for good reasons and companies adapted. It is not upcycling by turning something into another purpose, but extending their life. Some companies of course that were still around made machines in decimal as well as converting them for their customers like Bryans and others...

At the end of the day you can just collect pre decimal, which is great... but there is nought wrong with decimal machines and they have their merits and collectors. ;-)

There are very few Jennings Governors in their original factory state. Most were revamped, with new awards, often new cabinets and graphics. This happened both after and before decimalisation, but people still love and collect them...

Anyway back in my small box. :o

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Re: First machine

Postby geordy55 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:59 pm

Well said TF, seems like there’s a bit of pre decimalisation snobbery going on here ?

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Re: First machine

Postby brigham » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:07 pm

No snobbery at all.
I have a number of decimal machines; in fact I have a separate room containing only them.
But they are all from the 1970s or '80s. They contain relays and cam controllers, which I love.
My 'dislike' is for decimal conversions.


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