Beromat bremse one arm bandit

Somebody knows... Maybe you?
User avatar
treefrog
Posts: 3985
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Suffolk

Re: Beromat bremse one arm bandit

Post by treefrog »

It says 3D on the front and does not have the butchered coin slot for penny......
tallstory
Posts: 71
Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:57 pm

Re: Beromat bremse one arm bandit

Post by tallstory »

la1606ura wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:16 pmI have seen pictures of the mechanism with the bar across but I've also seen them without it, so not sure if it's necessary.
As far as I can see, it's the only thing that can open and close the spring in response to the cam moving. Yes, please let us know how you get on.
User avatar
treefrog
Posts: 3985
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Suffolk

Re: Beromat bremse one arm bandit

Post by treefrog »

The spring allows enough tension to retain coin and as the coin selector arm at the back will pull the coin past the spring retainer. Can't remember what the lever is for, but it basically allows the coin to pass straight through the coin acceptor into the cash box and probably is activated when the machine is half cocked or jammed. As such, not needed.
la1606ura
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:35 pm

Re: Beromat bremse one arm bandit

Post by la1606ura »

Thank you for all your help. I'm aware the machine took the old three penny before grandad had it converted to the penny we use today. We've got another spring for it now just waiting for it to arrive. Hopefully it'll be back to its original self in no time. Also needs the paint re doing In the original colour scheme.
User avatar
badpenny
Forum Moderator
Posts: 6538
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 12:41 pm
Location: East Midlands

Re: Beromat bremse one arm bandit

Post by badpenny »

The bar you have marked as missing doesn't appear on all variations.
It's connected at right angles to the coin holder in the gate.
When the coin is pulled past the coin holder it also raises the "missing" end of the lever. The action of the mechanism entering its cycle turns an eccentric cam which holds that lever in the up position.
Consequently the coin holder in the gate is also held open until the cycle completes and the cam allows the lever to close.

Why would you want the coin gate open during the cycle?
Because you don't want the player to insert a second coin while the reels are spinning and effectively allowing them to control the reels through the handle. These Germans thought of everything.

What concerns me most in OP's photos is his first one. I can not see the hinged hook that swings forward as you pull the handle. The one that comes in from behind the coin and hooks over it in order to pull it down through the gate.
I'd have expected to see it sitting in its groove behind the coin gate.

BP !PUZZLED!
tallstory
Posts: 71
Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:57 pm

Re: Beromat bremse one arm bandit

Post by tallstory »

badpenny wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:28 pmWhat concerns me most in OP's photos is his first one. I can not see the hinged hook that swings forward as you pull the handle.
Isn't it hidden by the rusty vertical bit of metal? I can see the top of the assembly above it. In mine that rusty bit (except mine isn't rusty) keeps the coin out of the acceptor until the cycle is complete so no Jiggery-pokery with the handle is possible.
Strange isn't it that various bits and pieces remain that have no function, like the cam in this machine. They are probably there to confuse us poor amateurs. !PUZZLED!
Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests