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Teeter-Totter pusher, Bazooka & JWS Push Em Off

Postby riche100 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:51 pm

Anyone know of a 1d pusher that's hexagonal in shape and on the top it says Push it, Pile it, Push it, Pile it all way 'round the playfield?
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Whilst I'm here too, anyone heard of a 1d machine called 'Bazooka'? It's got tanks on the playfield and looks like coins fall into holes or summut?
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Any help would be great.

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rich

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Re: 1d multi-sided pusher & Bazooka?

Postby pennymachines » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:37 pm

Interesting machines. Sorry, I can't shed much light on them. I think the pusher is actually a decagon (10 sided), and that, combined with its general style and construction, suggests it was made in the 1960s.
Crompton's very first pusher (i.e., the world's first pusher), Wheel-a-Win of 1964, was a 10 sided machine, with multi-faceted raked glass panels (like a round conservatory) on top.
That "Push it - Pile it" mantra also indicates that the pile-and-push concept was still novel when this machine was made and the manufacturer thought players needed a hint as to what was going on.
I think it deserves to come indoors now. !SMILER!

There has been a flyer recently on ebay for a Crompton's six-sided, domed-topped pusher called Water Chute.
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Re: 1d multi-sided pusher & Bazooka?

Postby riche100 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:37 pm

Interesting, thank you.

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Re: 1d multi-sided pusher & Bazooka?

Postby rippyspennyarcade » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:33 pm

I remember seeing both machines in the 1960s. I think the pusher was called Teeter (funny sort of name), but me and a friend loved playing on this machine. There was a metal bar attached to both sides, and the machine name Teeter was held in place above the machine. This pusher was what we called a bouncer - it was pretty hard to land a penny flat, as those red rubbery pushers really bounced the penny on top.

Re the Bazooka, I saw that as well. I recall that both sections had a belt running both sides. This meant, if you fired the penny and it didn't reach the holes, the penny would be returned via this continual running belt. The game was similar to Moonraker. Each hole would hold so many coins and, when the hole tipped with the weight, the coins would be delivered via the continual running belt. Player one's coins could not end up in players two's side, as a piece of plastic separated both sides. It's great for me to see these two machines again!

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Re: 1d multi-sided pusher & Bazooka?

Postby riche100 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:19 pm

Very insightful, thank you. Glad they bring back some good memories - it's so nice to hear. Better get them saved then :)

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Re: 1d multi-sided pusher & Bazooka?

Postby trevessa » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:16 pm

Did these 2 machines get saved? I tried to buy them at the time unsuccessfully.
I have all details on these and many more if interested.

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Nick

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Re: 1d multi-sided pusher & Bazooka?

Postby slotalot » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:43 pm

trevessa wrote:I have all details on these and many more if interested.
Regards,Nick
Hi Nick :D Welcome to the forum...........
I am sure that any information you have on these older machines will be well received here !!THUMBSX2!!
So get posting !TAPTAP!
And don't forget the photos.. !!PHOTO!! Because we love photos... :tarah:

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Re: 1d multi-sided pusher & Bazooka?

Postby glittering-prize67 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:40 pm

Wow riche, how did you make room for them - they are big?

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Re: 1d multi-sided Teeter pusher & Bazooka

Postby jimmycowman » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:21 am

Greetings. While we are on pushers, does anyone know how old and the maker of my JWS Push Em Off? I've had it a year or two....
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Re: 1d multi-sided Teeter pusher & Bazooka

Postby stickler » Fri May 01, 2020 1:56 am

I can tell you a little about JWS and machines made by this company in the 1960s.

My dad, John ("Jack") William Stickley, owned and operated the JWS factory in Thundersley, near Southend. I was born in 1961, so I don't remember much directly, but I do have some photos that I can scan and post if anyone's interested. His main income came from assembling fruit machines, that, I believe, also had the JWS logo pressed into them. I don't know about his business arrangements, but I assume he assembled and tested them for a bigger company.
He did love designing and building arcade machines like Push 'Em Off, Treasure Cave and Moon Patrol. This all happened in the 1960s, when in particular I couldn't tell you, except it was probably earlier rather than later.
I know he was at the forefront with his penny pusher, as, I believe it was the first one to be installed in Southend's arcades. I know this due to a story he used to tell: Dad had built and tested the machine in the factory, but had no idea how it would perform in a live environment. He convinced one arcade owner to trial it, however, later the same day he received a call to say the machine had made a loud noise although it still seemed to be functioning OK. When dad checked it out, the coin box had completely filled and the weight had broken its supports. Successful then and still successful I believe.

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