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Dennis Jezzard Tap A Fruit

Postby malcymal » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:40 pm

Anybody remember playing on one of these? Dennis Jezzard Tap a Fruit. I was a keen fan of this machine as a kid and got so good at it I would regularly empty the coin tube. I came across one for sale by chance doing some searches: Swallow Amusements in Hampshire http://www.coin.demon.co.uk/machines.htm
If you scroll down the page you will see it's on sale for £40 but with broken bottom glass. I'm sure this could be repaired. There are a couple of Brencos on there too, one showing sold (a two reeler).
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Tap a Fruit & Cascade

Postby bamsefar1 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:35 pm

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I am a Norwegian collector of "flick-a-coin "machines. I collect mostly models which have history from Norway. These models are similar/working like the Bell fruit-model "Cascade". Some time ago I found pictures of a machine called "Tap a Fruit". Anybody have any thoughts/experiences with this machine ?

Do any of you know of similar models to "Tap a Fruit" and "Cascade"?

I would love to own a Tap a Fruit, so any advice concerning these machines, and how to get hold of one would be greatly appreciated :-)

Here is a video I have made of a Norwegian, approx 1978-version, of a flick a coin-machine named Silver Coin:

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Re: "Tap a fruit"and"Cascade"

Postby slotalot » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:53 pm

Hi bamsefar1 :D and welcome to the Pennymachines forum,
I have found some photos of a machine called "Triple-Tap", it works on the British new penny, so I would think it will be from the 1970s, I don't know the maker's name, or have any other information about it :!?!: Maybe another forum member can tell you this, good luck with your search.... !!CHEERS!!
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Re: "Tap a fruit"and"Cascade"

Postby pennymachines » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:15 pm

Welcome bamsefar1!
Triple Tap was made by Brenco. There was one on ebay UK a few months ago.

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Re: "Tap a fruit"and"Cascade"

Postby bamsefar1 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:40 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome !!THUMBSX2!! . Hope I can give back when time comes.
Very interesting information so far. I look forward to any activity on this thread.

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Re: Tap a Fruit & Cascade

Postby malcymal » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:34 am

I thought it was made by Dennis Jezzard?!?! Or are they and Brenco the same?
I posted a link for one of these for sale in the forum some time back: Dennis Jezzard Tap A Fruit

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Re: Tap a Fruit & Cascade

Postby pennymachines » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:00 am

I think Triple-Tap is Brenco and Tap a Fruit is Jezzard.

There are several British all-mechanical and electro-mechanical games of this type, but fingerschlägers (finger-strikers) are really a German and Scandinavian speciality.
I've created a new Dropcase Games category for them in See It Operate!

Recently seen on ebay: floor-standing Cromptons Coppers Galore.
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Re: Tap a Fruit & Cascade

Postby livinginthepast » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:26 pm

Here's a Brenco Triple Tap still in use at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre. Different payouts to the previous picture.
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Re: Tap a Fruit & Cascade

Postby bamsefar1 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:52 pm

I would love to own a Tap a Fruit, so any advice concerning these machines, and how to get hold of one would be greatly appreciated :-)
I won a eBay-auction for a Tap a fruit a few weeks ago. It was picked up by a courier shortly after, and are hopefully arriving my home the week to come. Needless to say; I am very excited about this buy !!THUMBSX2!!

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"Tap a fruit": How open the machine ?

Postby bamsefar1 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:45 pm

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Anyone with first hand experience with the Tap a fruit ?

How to enter the inside/main body of the machine ? !PUZZLED! ( top box is accessible from the backside, and the cashbox on front side is opened with key. Front glass is removed by removing chrome-profiles on front).

Feedback is greatly appreciated !!YIPPEE!!
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