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Re: Metal fronted mystery cigarette skill game

Postby gameswat » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:21 am

Picked this up the other day. Only know of one other in Aust but probably a few more lurking. Both examples missing the coin flick lever so must've been a weak point. And this one missing those two wings on the side. Happy to add something new to the collection as been just over a year since I've bought a machine. Interesting to see so many variations with the paint work.
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Re: Metal fronted mystery cigarette skill game

Postby gameswat » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:29 am

I'm just about to get stuck into restoring this one, plus another example in Aust a friend has. But both are missing the flip lever. Does anybody have one they can photograph up close to show the exact shape and design so I can copy please!?

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Re: Metal fronted mystery cigarette skill game

Postby badpenny » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:30 am

I do like the picture painted on the inside of the back of the case, can't imagine why though. !PUZZLED!

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Stacey's Auction

Postby hottoddy » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:38 am

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

I noticed an interesting coin operated cigar dispenser skill game in Stacey's Auction this week. Did anyone else see this machine? Is it cast iron, sheet metal? What/Who manufactured it? !PUZZLED!
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Re: Stacey's Auction

Postby gameswat » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:55 am

Thread merged above with topic linked by Gameswat - Site Admin.

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Re: Stacey's Auction

Postby hottoddy » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:13 am

Thank you Mr. Gameswat, That's the one. !!CHEERS!!

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Re: Metal fronted mystery cigarette skill game

Postby anglobritish » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:31 pm

I think you will find it was made by Bert Firman in Nottingham in the 1930's, My new book that is coming out in November 2014 shows many original flyers from companies in the U.S. Britain, France and Germany, it also shows machines being produced in many of the factories in those countries, it is designed for collectors to identify such machines, 85% of the flyers and pictures in the book has never been published in any other book since the 1930's. if anybody as an interest in this book, I can be reached at anglobritish@aol.com Since I announced the availability of the book two days ago, I have orders for more than 40 books already.

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P.S. Your machine in the pictures may have been the mysterious Odd Clod machine purported to be made by Bryan's of Kegworth, just a thought.

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Re: Metal fronted mystery cigarette skill game

Postby pennymachines » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:47 pm

anglobritish wrote:My new book that is coming out in November 2014
That's great news Freddy - I look forward to reading it.
anglobritish wrote:I think you will find it was made by Bert Firman in Nottingham in the 1930's
That's interesting. Is there something in the book to confirm this or are you going from memory? It's always good when we can positively identify the maker of some of these more obscure games.
anglobritish wrote:P.S. Your machine in the pictures may have been the mysterious Odd Clod machine purported to be made by Bryan's of Kegworth
Which machine are you referring to? !PUZZLED!
I have seen what may be the only surviving Odd Clod, which belongs to a collector in Liverpool.

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Re: Metal fronted mystery cigarette skill game

Postby gameswat » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:22 pm

Finally found a little spare time to work on this machine. And discovered a nice feature I hadn't spotted. The hat can be adjusted to open or close the winning hole, depending on how cheap the operator wanted to be! And notice the clown has a face - eye, nose and lips.
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Liberal Party
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Conservative Party

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Re: Metal fronted mystery cigarette skill game

Postby john t peterson » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:34 pm

Ha, ha, ha, Gameswat. Good to see both parties described as clowns. Same here in the US.

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