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Aristocrat Hoots Mon/Quadreel

Postby dennison » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:54 pm

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This machine has been at my Mum and Dad's farm for around 40 years. It belonged to my grandad who owned a bingo hall in Bury. It’s always been a fun thing to have as you can pull the handle and it still spins and makes great noises. Unfortunately it has gone in to disrepair and we’re unsure what to do with it/ whether or not it’s worth anything?
Any information or advise would be greatly appreciated. :)
Aristocrat Quadreel

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Re: aristocrat quadreel

Postby aristomatic » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:08 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum.

If you tap in the search box (top right of page):

aristocrat hopper
Hoots Mon
aristo 4 reel

Then you will see that there are numerous threads on Aristocrat hopper payout machines that will give you some general background information on some of the usual issues experienced. You may get lucky and just by replacing a few fuses get the machine up and working. I wouldn't worry at the moment regarding the cosmetic issues and broken award graphics. If you get the mechanics working you can always sort out cosmetics later.

Most on the forum can help with general mechanical workings, maybe less so on the electro-mechanical side.

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Re: aristocrat quadreel

Postby treefrog » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:25 pm

I guess the answer to your question is that in the current condition it is not a high value item and may fetch between 50 and 150.....but that assumes not fully functional and poor chrome.

Maybe give it a clean and see how it comes up. Also have you ever plugged it in or do the electrics still work? If not, as mentioned, maybe a lot of work.

If you're looking to sell, maybe still in one of the collectors auctions as a project for someone. There are two coming up in November in Coventry and Leamington Spa.

If you want to keep it, you could get it restored by someone like Henry Powell, but this would be a sentimental choice as you would not get a return on it. In mint condition, these may fetch between 300 and 500.......

I have a few of these machines and still have yet to touch mine.....too many project to do. :cool:

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Re: Aristocrat Quadreel

Postby dennison » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:21 pm

Wow guys thank you so much, what a refreshing change to post something asking for help on the internet and not get berated. 😁 Thanks for your extremely useful replies and I’ll look into all of the above.

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Re: Aristocrat Quadreel

Postby malcymal » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:20 am

Not wanting to be a scaremonger, if you do plug it in keep your hands off any metal parts just in case it's not earthed correctly, e.g the case. I made this mistake with an old Bally I picked up from a shed find, plugged it in to see if it came on and got a belt off it when I touched the door. I'm sure it's fine, but just be careful, e.g. when opening up, have the plug out. As said you would unlikely rechrome it as this costs a fortune, but I have seen some pretty snazzy repaints of this style of Aristo and if it's something you want to hang on to and get it going then here is the place to get help. For example, how to repaint on chrome, how to re-image the top payout glass and print on plastic, how to get mechanics all going. Welcome to you! :cool:

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Aristocrat Hoots Mon

Postby raymond » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:06 pm

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Has anyone a wiring diagram for the Aristocrat "Hoots Mon" machine or a block diagram of how the electrical components are connected?

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Re: Aristocrat Hoots Mon

Postby badpenny » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:30 pm

Hi welcome to the forum.
I'll leave it to others to advise the level of knowledge at the moment, but a few years back we had somebody asking the same question.
As I remember nothing came to light. It was one with a pay out hopper and lots of bits missing electro mechanically. It would take a coin and play, light up and looked good, but the end of cycle was missing connections, solenoids and relays.

Was yours playing/complete when you bought it?
BP :cool:

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Re: Aristocrat Hoots Mon/Quadreel/Quartette

Postby malcymal » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:30 am

If it's not financially viable to do, or too much work, but you fancy getting another bandit to relive the memories, it might be the case that some of the parts alone you could sell to fund something a bit more novice friendly. If you go to the Top Tips and Tricks thread, there's a lot in there about starter machines which do not rely on that dangerous invisible stuff that can make you go bang: electricity. Get a machine without an electrical hopper etc. or post on here to trade it in for part exchange against a working machine maybe.

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