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Hi guys ive just bought a couple of machines one a silver Jubilee nut n muddle machine with jackpot window very clean fot 200 and a Jennings Galaxy which ive not seen yet so bought blind for 200, never seen the Galaxy for sale so im just wanting to know if ive shot myself in the foot or got a good deal at the 200 price. Im also after the Aristocrat Kingsway long front badge off the deci king machine if anyone can point me in the right direction would be a great help many thanks again guys.
So this is what I've got after buying blind, which is never a good thing, but even I think I've not got a bad deal here. On first looking, I see a spring off near the top mech. Not pulled the handle - yet need to sort this spring first, but overall looks original, apart from the lighting, but I can polish the chrome up no probs. This is on one shilling or 5np. The Silver Jubilee with jackpot window looks all original with another nice label inside and on 6d, and no lights inside. Lights or no lights???? Anything I should know on the Jennings would be good as I've never worked on one of these. Many thanks.
The Galaxy is not the most sought after Jennings for sure but has to be a bargain at £200. They sometimes had florescent award card and a neon/black light tube to show it off.
Colours defo look sickly, so looking good for a black light to be installed. Just need to work out where the spring has come off of before I pull the handle - don't want to jam it up if I can help it.
I think the answer to that is "yes and no" or "almost, but not quite". The first Mk2s came out in 1967 with 'Governor Mk2' written on the front top and no escalator showing. They seem to have tried to retain the lit panels on the lower casing because they had been such a selling point of the old Governor, but it didn't work on the more modern case. Even so, the first Galaxies soon came out in exactly the same case but with the escalator showing. Not long after they not so much removed the lit panels as hid them away; they are still there but the light is blocked out other than the small symbols art work.
Early Mk2 Early Galaxy made for the Crystal Bay club
I always think it's interesting that machines from this era often make the view area look like a TV screen. Sega, Jennings and many of the re-cased German machines in the UK have this look. After all, TV was king by then, as was anything space related, like the word 'Galaxy'.
Launch flyer for the early Galaxy The Galaxy as it was made in general production