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Re: Lovett Automatic Co. Selectacolor identified

Postby brigham » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:57 am

The gameplay is no more than 'pick-a-colour', without any of the fascinations like a roulette wheel or a turning pointer.
If it embodies the design described in the patent grant, then it has the most complicated variator I have ever come across, involving a pulsed magnetic clutch!
It may account for why everybody's heard of Jamiesons...

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Re: Lovett Automatic Co. Selectacolor identified

Postby pennymachines » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:44 pm

Yes, I'm sure that accounts for its relative obscurity. Hot on its heels came a bunch of similar but more exciting ideas, such as...

Bally's Spinner of 1962

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Streets Colourama of 1963

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Whittaker Brothers' Roulette of 1964

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(modern versions)



Brenco's Orbit and Money Wheel of 1966

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Re: Lovett Automatic Co. multi-player arcade flasher identified

Postby pennymachines » Mon May 04, 2020 1:53 pm

pennymachines wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:28 pm
The only machine listed is 'Selectacolor' (American spelling) of 1960, an "unclassified gambling machine", advertised in the World's Fair 20th February 1960. Although it pre-dates the patent application by a year, the name fits the bill.
John Lovett's daughter recently contacted me to confirm that Lovett Automatics did make the Selectacolor:
This machine was build by my father, the late John Lovett. It was indeed manufactured in Slough. His unit was next door to Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s factory. It is possibly the last remaining unit. He invented the first multi slot. It was made of fibre glass and its shape was for a specific reason.


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