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GOOSE the Forum

Postby roger » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:40 pm

I have noticed that postings have been slow lately so I decided to give the Forum a bit of a GOOSE.
Recently, Mr. P had a post seeking parts for LITTLE Stockbroker......it reminded me of a machine I acquired at auction,many years ago , prior to the proliferation of books on coin-ops. My slot was called THE STOCKBROKER. It was housed in a beautiful oak cabinet and operated on the old English penny.
I was determined to go the limit to acquire this beauty since I was a professional stock broker.
To my delight , I was the only bidder and it went for a song.
I would like to hear if anyone knows about the history of this machine and perhaps some pictures.

And while we are on the subject of GEASE, I would encourage all members to give the FORUM their own GOOSE.
You do not have to be an expert on coinops to post your own experiences with
The first machine you acquired.......The one that got away
What you would like to own if you had the bucks..........my friends great machine
Your greatest find and buy...........what inspired your interest in coin-ops
How you got taken to the cleaners

START YOUR OWN POSTS AND YOU WILL FIND IT IS LOTS OF FUN..................ROGER

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Re: GOOSE the Forum

Postby badpenny » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:46 pm

I'll join in.
Firstly your "Stockbroker" machine in an oak case. I have a vague recollection but tend not to believe myself or trust anything I recall. So how about a photo?
My first machines I bought in 1971. I'm sure most of you can work out that was due to decimalisation in this country.
I bought them through Exchange and Mart. Many of the seaside operators were selling them for buttons.
I got a Günther Wulff Novomat for £5 delivered and a Hawtins Allwin steel cased allwin for £15.
I didn't get to keep them (another story) but I have now replaced them both, and it nearly cost me £1K to do so. So I lost out there!

As to how and why, I have recounted this a few times over the years, so won't go into great detail other than to say.
In the mid 60s as a schoolboy my Uncle had an arcade in Paignton, and for my school holidays I was sent to work for him.

BP :cool:
PS ... What is/are "GEASE"? Sounds like a lubricant cream extracted from poultry for applying to a Neutron-Bomb
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Re: GOOSE the Forum

Postby roger » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:16 pm

Sorry badpenny...............I thought "goose" was universal slang which is defined on the internet as poking a
person between the buttocks or "to prod or urge to action"

Also, it sounds like you were around when I was (1955-70) picking up coinops for a few bucks. ROGER

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Re: GOOSE the Forum

Postby badpenny » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:01 pm

Sure thing Roger, I used to be young and good looking back then too, I'm glad it's only my youth I've lost!

Of course the verb to goose means exactly what you describe and encompasses more or less why I was expelled from "Jemima Cuttlebuck's Proprietary School for Sons & Daughters of The Easily Offended" Probably just as well really, I was never cut out to be a Biology Teacher.
I was born in 54 and constantly amaze myself that females of all ages still stop in the street and gaze at me in wonder. Come to think of it, everybody seems to do that.
You say you were around (1955-70), what happened? Did you die in 1970? If so you may not know that the following year Rolls Royce went bankrupt! Sad year.
Anyhoo, thanks for confirming that we're on the same track regarding "goose" it was your word "GEASE" that was confuddling me. Following your reply I'm now suspicious that you were groping for (or should that be goosing for?) Geese? Which of course is a country in The Mediterranean area where Turkeys come from. Similar birds you see?

What about this Stockbroker machine of yours? And how did you get afflicted by this damnable hobby?

BP !PUZZLED!

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Re: GOOSE the Forum

Postby badpenny » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:04 pm

PS wasn't Olivia Newton John just divine? :o

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Re: GOOSE the Forum

Postby brigham » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:39 am

There's a rail station in Enfield called Turkey Street.
I often wonder if the next street to it is Goose Street or Greece Street!
PS. It's as far as you can go on an Oyster!)

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Re: GOOSE the Forum or geese it ???????????

Postby roger » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:10 pm

Apparently, badpenny had the hots for Olivia Newton John.......I much preferred someone closer to my age,

namely, Greer Garson............you may know her better as Mrs. Miniver.

Sorry, I don't have a picture of my former STOCKBROKER machine ROGER

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Re: GOOSE the Forum

Postby brigham » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:40 am

Gertrude Lawrence was more fun...


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