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Re: Duo Mat payout problem

Postby arrgee » Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:17 pm

Sorted !! !!THUMBSX2!!
loosened the slide bolts and coin chute, and the trapped coin fell out. I think the problem may have had something to do with the loose collar around the payout rod which in turn did not compress the spring and therefore did not allow the rod to spring back properly following a win, thereby fouling the slides.
All slides appear to be ok.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Duo Mat payout problem

Postby tallstory » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:26 am

Great to know it's sorted. Your solution is useful to store in the old memory bank but I bet I've forgotten it by Tuesday.

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Re: Duo Mat payout problem

Postby arrgee » Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:06 pm

tallstorey: regarding your tongue-in-cheek comment in your earlier post:
tallstorey wrote:BTW are there any 2D coins around? :lol:
Actually, yes there are!
A two penny coin was minted in 1797 and called a Cartwheel, it was quite thick and about 1.6" diameter and made from two pennies worth of copper, which was about 2oz, hence the large and (relatively) heavy size.
2d-cartwheel-coina.jpg

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Re: Duo Mat payout problem

Postby tallstory » Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:53 pm

My pathetic joke was because the capital D is often used for dimension while small d is used for old pence. So are there any 2 dimensional coins? Not great when you have to explain a joke - I must try harder. Now where have I seen that comment before?

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Re: Duo Mat payout problem

Postby brigham » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:44 am

I understood the joke; I just don't understand why so many people use a capital 'D' for 'Penny'.
You would often see it on signs, but it was always written 1d.

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Re: Duo Mat payout problem

Postby treefrog » Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:32 pm

I am probably not old enough to be able to have any knowledge on whether you write “d” or “D” and could find no reference to the etiquette on the correct use. What is clear is both forms has been used and not just in the fairground amusement world. Most enamel signs used large D, cash registers used large D (I found one version using small), some old adverts used both. So I have no idea, but assumed you could use both. Obviously the large D should be small in size and often seems to have either a dot or dash underneath for some reason. What is even stranger is that the d comes from a Roman coin, but its Latin origin means 10 of something similar the way Dime in the US cam from. So why the hell did we used this when obviously totally a non decimal form !PUZZLED!

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Re: Duo Mat payout problem

Postby tallstory » Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:57 pm

I believe the d symbol comes from the Roman coin dinarius. The curly l (£) is abbreviated from libra pondo, the basic unit of weight in the Roman Empire. I think s stands for shekel not shilling, although I could have fallen asleep during that lesson. But I think we have strayed well off the topic and could be in trouble with the headmaster.

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Re: Duo Mat payout problem

Postby brigham » Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:19 pm

librae, solidi, and denarii. Pounds, Shillings and Pence.

"Pounds, Shillings and Pence,
The teachers have no Sense,
We come to School to act the Fool,
Pounds, Shillings and Pence."

Larry Parnes, the hugely-successful over-paid pop music impresario was known as Mr. Parnes, Shillings and Pence.

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Re: Duo Mat payout problem

Postby tallstory » Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:15 pm

Thanks teach

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Re: Duo Mat payout problem

Postby arrgee » Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:39 pm

Ok, slightly off topic all this numismatical information, but that's what I like about this forum, one issue or item often leads to another !!THUMBSX2!!


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