I had a new coinbox lock fitted as the locksmith couldn't match the key. He charged me £10.87 including fitting.
I decided I couldn't live with the Ronseal finish, so I stripped it off and rubbed down the cabinet very lightly, before applying two thin coats of clear varnish. I left the fag burns on the top as I think they give it a nice "pubby" atmosphere. All in all it looks a hundred times better.
I fitted a new battery and at first the illumination of the light was a bit erratic. This turned out to be because of dirt and some light oxidisation on the brass or copper plate fitted to the rear of the green button, so I cleaned it with a cotton bud and some WD40. Works perfectly now.
Then I gave the moving parts (very few) a very light oiling which has made a small improvement to the action.
And now I am on the look out for my next machine. I fancy a Bryan's Clock - for Gawd's sake don't anyone tell the Missus how much they are!