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Re: SS Automatic Machine Co. Fascination identified

Postby treefrog » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:03 am

Ha ha, wondered what the little window was... It may have been greyhounds, but the selector area has been hand painted at some point. Apart from the colours, looks a cool little machine... Is it working?

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Re: SS Automatic Machine Co. Fascination identified

Postby john t peterson » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:57 pm

I love these oddball games. I'm guessing this was one where you bet/played against your buddies. Otherwise, why have different odds (payouts in real life) for the same dog but no differential payout from the machine? Some of the American trade stimulators used the same ruse: look like an amusement machine but serve as a betting venue for the players.

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Re: SS Automatic Machine Co. Fascination identified

Postby coppinpr » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:15 pm

I believe the machine is working but needs cleaning. Been in the same family for over 50 years.
john t peterson wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:57 pm
I'm guessing this was one where you bet/played against your buddies
I can't really see that John, seeing as the order in which the results are going to come up are printed on the award card (as they are on "The Little Stockbroker"). :o

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Re: SS Automatic Machine Co. Fascination identified

Postby brigham » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:16 pm

It seems to be a future-pay, fixed-sequence machine like the Little Stockbroker or Corn Exchange.
There MUST be a payout arrangement hidden somewhere.

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Re: SS Automatic Machine Co. Fascination identified

Postby gameswat » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:33 pm

brigham wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:16 pm
fixed-sequence machine like the Little Stockbroker or Corn Exchange.
Just to clarify Brig, the Essex Corn Exchange and Stock Exchange are not fixed sequence, but totally random future pay.

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Re: SS Automatic Machine Co. Fascination identified

Postby pennymachines » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:38 pm

And just to clarify further, the Bradshaw Little Stockbroker is predetermined, but the Essex Corn Exchange isn't. :lol:

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Re: SS Automatic Machine Co. Fascination identified

Postby brigham » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:28 pm

I didn't know that.
I set out to buy a Corn Exchange last year, but took a Bryan's clock instead.
Wish I'd bought it now.
Are there any other fixed-sequence machines known?
(Some of the early Jamieson 'flashers' were.)

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Re: SS Automatic Machine Co. Fascination identified

Postby pennymachines » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:10 pm

Three come to mind: Flying Colours, Hoopers Screen Stars and Essex Dog/Horse/Motorcycle Racer

brigham wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:16 pm
There MUST be a payout arrangement hidden somewhere.
I think so too.


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