Stevenson & Lovett Fireworks allwin

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Stevenson & Lovett Fireworks allwin

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A bit of a long shot, but I remember seeing an allwin or possibly flick-a-ball type machine for sale a few years ago that had a Fireworks theme. It may have been called Fireworks or possible Rocket. As I remember the artwork definitely had a rocket launching across the to the right. My main reason for the interest is my other passion, Pyrotechnics, which I have been doing now for over 20 years, displays that is, not setting fire to things... any ideas or pictures much appreciated.
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Fireworks was produced by Stevenson & Lovett, late 1940s. It's quite a complex, multi-ball allwin with electro-mechanical score keeping. They're pretty rare, I've only ever seen two or three......
but if you fancy one, there is a very nice example entered in the Coventry auction.
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Yes, it's Fireworks you have in mind. The equally rare Rockets was a Bryans flickball-type game which has a simple cascading, exploding firework graphic. I've also seen a three ball allwin called Rockets but don't remember the artwork. The Crackerjack allwin has a very simple yellow fire-burst and the Ball Past The Arrow games have rather firework-like sparky graphics.

As you can see, the multi-ball Fireworks is quite different from other allwins; it looks more like a pinball machine inside. You have to get a high score to win your penny back. There's also a cigarette payout version.
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Re: Fireworks Allwin

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That's my floor in the kitchen. Who's been stealing my pictures???
I had 5 of these, think I still got 3 left - this one maybe.
I had the fag one but I don't like the ciggy wins as I want stuff only to operate and payout pennies, so I sold it. I think it's dead money and would rather put the money into something to operate (which I will soon). But I believe the ciggy one's very rare.

And yes, you're right, they look like pinballs inside and that's why I have never seen one work yet. They need going over and that's not going to be me - me and electrics don't get on.

I believe when the ball spins around it hits contacts and the stars flash on and off. Looking forward to seeing one work. Maybe Jerry is going to get power to the one in the auction - if it's working... Fetch a good price if it's playing.
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Aha - I wondered if someone would say "That's mine!"

Hope you don't mind me using the pictures - very nice floor if I may say so. I must have grabbed them off eBay when you had it up for sale.

I've had three Fireworks, one on Ciggy payout, and no - none of them worked, or I didn't have the courage to try. But one day...
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Re: Fireworks Allwin

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Tree-frog, you're into fireworks? Me too! Are you on the UKPS forums?
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I remember missing out on these when they were on ebay last year :dammit:
I like the "Heath-Robinson" electrics on this type of machine :D
The photos show the cig machine !!PHOTO!! and yes Bob, it's your Tarmac drive :o
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Yes that's my drive lad and my old machine.
That machine has a cracking mechanism in, done it?
Am sure they must be easy to sort out for someone with courage and a bit of wire wool.

Tell you what, if anyone has the know how and can do my 2 up, I may give him the 3rd for a very very very low price :shock:

Tree frog , Operator Bell and me all fireworks lovers... great !THUMBS!
I collect old stuff, blue touch paper, fireworks and posters. Anyone has any, come to me first !!YIPPEE!!

Am looking for old Catherine Wheels and Rip Raps - the brown paper ones were you used to put them on the floor and they used to chase ya when you set them off !!ESCAPE!!
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Re: Fireworks Allwin

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Operator Bell wrote:Tree-frog, you're into fireworks? Me too! Are you on the UKPS forums?
Not a member no, but will certainly look this up... I have been considering starting another collecting habit for a while, every time I see a show display Crackerjack (memories of my father throwing these at us kids, which would now be deemed child cruelty or an offence) or Brock rockets for sale as Jingle has stated, but been holding back... The problem is, it would be another out of control habit like the slots, but of course this probably won't stop me. I am actually a firer working for a British Fireworks company, started this in 1991... Very busy period next week with Guy Fawkes and will be out for day after day, mainly covering the South East of England... good fun...

The Fireworks machine displayed wasn't the one I had remembered, so it must have been the rocket machine, but this certainly looks interesting. I do worry a little about all that electrical stuff though, the one reason I have not bought an old pinball machine is my fear of having to isolate faults in the circuits or contacts, I like the Art Deco design though.
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Here's the Rockets and close-ups of the Crackerjack and Skill-Fun allwins.
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