I’m a collector of many things, vintage guitars, old electrical and scientific instruments and have an interest in arcade and slot machines. I have repaired locks and made keys for a few collectors over the years.
Back in the late 60’s the engineering company that I worked for used a small local company for subcontract work and it was my job to collect the finished work. The real business of the small two-man company was repairing arcade machines in the local fun-fairs. When I visited the factory there would be a few modern machines being repaired – but heaped in the corner were many Allwin type machines, no longer wanted by the fun-fairs.
Money was tight but I did have the sense to buy one!