My first restoration project.

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pedroofn19
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My first restoration project.

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So here is the first of many I hope, my restored Allwin machine. I'm almost finished, just waiting for the lock to come back from the locksmith, and some chrome plated screws.
I have left the chromed metal off of the ball gallery for now, and I'm not sure I will put it back. Do you think it looks better with, or without it?
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Very nice, are you leaving the little diamond decorative trimming off as well. See what you mean about the gallery, many manufacturers seem to do artwork without thinking about the cabinet hardware fittings and as such often have words blotted out or arrows not aligned with track etc. Probably should be in though as would finish it off, shame the bottom was not trimmed to see the words

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Re: My first restoration project.

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Good oh!

Have you replaced the pay out knob too, or are you leaving the surround off as well?

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PS I'd prefer the gallery shield to be there.
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Re: My first restoration project.

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I will replace the payout handle surround, Im just waiting for the chrome screws to arrive. The small diamond trim were just stick on mirror tiles, they were also on the wood surrounding the playfield, I thought they made it look a bit tacky.
Im still not sure about the ball gallery surround.
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The gallery is clearly incomplete without a surround, although a less bulky one might be better.
As Treefrog mentions, backflash makers gave little regard to the playfield fittings, even when both were done 'in-house'. Oliver Whales comes to mind here.
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Re: My first restoration project.

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I am assuming the backflash was a replaced, if so it would have been a good opportunity to have changed the wording to sit lower or allowing for the gallery, hindsight I guess ;-)
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Re: My first restoration project.

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Yes I did replace the backflash, it was hand painted. I got my daughter to touch it up on photoshop, so it still looks old. Im pretty pleased with the results.
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Going against the grain, I think it looks better without. Looks cleaner, & you can see all of the wording.
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If you still have the flash in Photoshop, maybe you could, as TF suggests, extend the starburst pattern at the top so 'Easy Seven' appears lower. More work, I know, but seems a shame to lose the distinctive Philip Shefras gallery casting.
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Re: My first restoration project.

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pedroofn19, I have seen quite a few Shefras machines with the gallery surround as shown on your machine but I do not think this machine was ever fitted with this style. As discussed, it cuts through the title and also appears to be cut off at the top owing to the proximity of the ball track. I think it is an operator (or later) replacement and that the original plate would have been as fitted to the Shefras machines in the pics below, this being more in keeping with the backflash design, it would also allow all of the text to be visible - the low triangle printed above the gallery would suggest this type of plate. If it were my machine I would fit a plate as shown on the Crackerjack.
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