Thanks Treefrog for the information. Do you, or anyone, have a picture of what the machine should look like. It looks like there is a piece of metal missing on the play field and around the payout handle.
I've restored a couple of these late 30's deco style allwins by BMCO with the same glitter plastic posted by JP and liked it. Appeared to be original to both machines and definitely an earlier form of plastic pre WW2. Though in the case of the first machine shown above it could have been revamped to replace the usual felt?
The machine arrived safely yesterday. I took out the glass so the pictures would be a little clearer. The backflash looks a lot like the other backflash except mine is badly faded. In the corner where it didn't get much light you can see the true color.
The machine is in good shape but it still needs a lot of love to get it back to where it should be. When the seller said it was a penny machine, stupid me thought he meant the large British penny. He meant the tiny US penny. That explains the unusual coin entry slot. Does anyone have a source for a correct replacement?
The payout was also changed to the US penny but all he did was stuff a bunch of plastic in it so that should be an easy fix.
As you can see in the picture someone used one of those old label makers to mark the win holes. Does anyone have a close up picture of what they should look like?
Finally just over the key is round mark with two tiny holes were something was attached. Any idea what it would have been?