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moonriver
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Re: Alien Ant Viewer.

Postby moonriver » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:56 pm

About £250 to £350, ants and a large bowl of water to stand it over, optional.

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treefrog
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Re: Alien Ant Viewer

Postby treefrog » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:35 am

A machine I have never understood, basically a box with a lens at the top, oh with the added nightmare of managing whatever you put in it.....wonder if this was an April fool by Mr Bryans :HaHa:

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gameswat
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Re: Alien Ant Viewer

Postby gameswat » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:40 am

In the classic carny tradition of making the user think they're getting something saucy, when in fact just a clever play on words. Considering how many have survived they were obviously a popular machine with operators. Every machine needed maintenance of some kind or other so feeding the lil' blighters occasionally seems easy enough, especially compared to pinball machine issues and servicing. And almost no space needed to place one!

An old repairman I knew told me that in the '50s or '60s he tried an experiment at the fairground he was working. He bolted an empty box to a building column in the arcade, drilled an eye hole and added a coin slot, nothing else. And it was full of coins by day's end! !!JUNK!!

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moonriver
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Re: Alien Ant Viewer

Postby moonriver » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:21 am

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