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Dozer pusher

Postby jimmycowman » Fri May 08, 2020 4:43 pm

Does anyone know who made this and what year? 🤔
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Re: Dozer pusher

Postby moonriver » Sat May 09, 2020 12:20 pm

Not keen on the artwork. I should think it died a death on 10p play.
Are you going to convert it to old penny?

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Re: Dozer pusher

Postby treefrog » Sat May 09, 2020 12:31 pm

Gotta be late '70s '80s period from the style, I would have thought.

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Re: Dozer pusher

Postby jimmycowman » Sat May 09, 2020 12:59 pm

Yea I'm going to convert to old penny just wondering if it was late 60s or 70s. 🤔

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Re: Dozer pusher

Postby brigham » Sat May 09, 2020 2:49 pm

What's the general view of converting 'decimal' machines to old money?
I'd love to have a Jamieson's BINGO on Old Penny, but it simply didn't exist at the time.

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Re: Dozer pusher

Postby moonriver » Sat May 09, 2020 5:24 pm

brigham wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 2:49 pm
What's the general view of converting 'decimal' machines to old money?
I'd love to have a Jamieson's BINGO on Old Penny, but it simply didn't exist at the time.
Personally I think it's ok to convert a coin mech (and slides in the case of a pusher) so it can operate on a different coin such as old penny provided that original parts are kept so can be put back again if required. It depends of how much of a purist you are.
I know some operators that have updated their vintage machines internally with low voltage Chinese motors and new wiring looms that for me ruin the integrity of the machine. When I open a vintage machine I like to see period fittings as they were made, and its not hard to buy these replacement/ new old stock parts when doing restoration, it just looks nicer.
I just converted a Brenco 'Heads n Tails' to old penny from new penny to operate and it's a great game to play. The amusement industry has always been innovative and converted up machines.
I'd rather see these old electromechanical machines given a new lease of life than rotting in a garage.

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Re: Dozer pusher

Postby moonriver » Sat May 09, 2020 5:28 pm

treefrog wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 12:31 pm
Gotta be late '70s '80s period from the style, I would have thought.

Love the man cave. !!THUMBSX2!!
I think you're right on time period

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Re: Dozer pusher

Postby jimmycowman » Sat May 09, 2020 6:09 pm

Are most of the old penny pushers usually very big. Except the counter top ones? Anybody got home sized old penny sensible sized one?? 🤔 🤔

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Re: Dozer pusher

Postby badpenny » Sat May 09, 2020 9:47 pm

I remember about twenty years ago seeing on eBay a Bell Fruit Cascade.
It was described as a Victorian machine converted in the 60s to the 1np coin, the bidding was to start at £850.

Clearly there were no takers, even if you didn't know the history of the machine or how to research it most knew decimalisation didn't happen until 1971.
After a week I contacted the vendor and explained the inaccuracies in his description, in order that he may be more accurate.
I got back a very grateful response within two minutes, along the lines of .....

The problem with eBay these days is the nosey do gooders sticking their &%$+'ing unwanted arses blah, blah, blah.
Anyway I was glad I was able to assist him in his lacklustre knowledge regarding British amusement machines and sincerely trust he went on to experience a particularly painful and drawn out demise.

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Re: Dozer pusher

Postby moonriver » Sun May 10, 2020 2:19 am

jimmycowman wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 6:09 pm
Are most of the old penny pushers usually very big. Except the counter top ones? Anybody got home sized old penny sensible sized one?? 🤔 🤔
Those 'Jungle Treasure' pushers are single player very compact and colourful and cheap for home use, mechs easily converted to old penny.
Original old penny pushers were usually big and bold, arcade floor space was cheap and needed filling.

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