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Old American arcades

Postby coppinpr » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:26 pm

I came across these two photos of American arcades and thought they might be of interest. The first shows an amazing number of machines and the attendants. The second shows some interesting machines. Can anyone tell me what the wall machines are at the back of the photo? There seem to be quite a few of them. Looking again, I don't think they are machines - they look like the boards in old style betting shops but that can't be the case unless this photo was Nevada. Perhaps some sort of lottery cards?? Note the no drinking sign on the left.
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Re: Old American arcades

Postby gmccay » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:39 am

coppinepr wrote:
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:26 pm
I came across these two photos of American arcades and thought they might be of interest. The first shows an amazing number of machines and the attendants. The second shows some interesting reviews machines. Can anyone tell me what the wall machines are at the back of the photo? There seem to be quite a few of them.
Amazing photos. Would love to be there at the time, at least for a day.
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Re: Old American arcades

Postby gameswat » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:58 am

Dick Bueschel's "On Location" book from 1993 goes into great detail about what every single machine is in that 1941 arcade photo. Back wall are just two models of basic Exhibit postcard vendors.

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Re: Old American arcades

Postby mei-mei » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:23 pm

Trust the Americans to do it big! :roll:

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Re: Old American arcades

Postby goatthree » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:16 pm

I wonder if those machines would be functional today. They look phenomenal.

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Re: Old American arcades

Postby mei-mei » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:09 pm

Right hand pic on the right, just in front of the pinball machine. Looks like a trade sim shooting game. I have one it works great. MM


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