Mystery Canadian-made coin shooter

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Mystery Canadian-made coin shooter

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I was sent these photos (not great photos) of a very interesting Dime coin shooter and wondered if anyone had ever seen the like. It's not in bad condition. Dirty and unfortunately missing the gun (which is a bit of a disaster). The game play seems unusual. Llike other machines, the dimes were fired by the gun, but in this case in an attempt to get them into one of the cups. If successful, a solenoid opened the cup and allowed the coins to fall into the payout cup. As you can see, the nameplate says "Straight Aim Machine" "Patent pending 264108" "American Specialities Limited" "Moose Jaw, Sask" (not many machines around with that home town I think). I've searched the net but can't find any mention of machine or maker. Anyone have any info?

Two things that struck me:
1. The instructions hints a win will pay "all the coins in the cup". How would it be possible to have more than one coin in the cup? !PUZZLED!
2. Why did it need four bells!! :o
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Mystery game does anyone have any info on this machine?

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It’s missing the gun or the coin flipper.
I hope it’s supposed to have a gun. Lol
If you know something about this machine I’ll be forever grateful.
The tag says
Straight Aim Machine
Patent pending 264108 ( think I need a new picture can’t read the number)
American Specialities Limited
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Moose Jaw is a few hours from my house.
I’ve check with lots of people around there and no luck.
Thanks everyone.

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Re: Mystery game does anyone have any info on this machine?

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I think we have seen this very machine about 18 months ago.*
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Must be a one of a kind.
Does anybody have pictures of guns for similar machines?
Thanks
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Re: Unusual and interesting Canadian-made coin shooter

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Coppinpr wrote;
Two things that struck me:
1. The instructions hints a win will pay "all the coins in the cup". How would it be possible to have more than one coin in the cup?
2. Why did it need four bells!!

I think that the target would be a short vertical slot in the front of the black tubes next to the solenoids. Winning coins would drop down the tube triggering the cup solenoid and ringing the bell. I believe one bell is missing as you can just see the outline and screw holes of where it was on the bell board. Five bells, one for each cup, because if there were only one bell further electrics (relays) would be required to stop the single bell circuit back feeding to all the solenoids and releasing all the cups at once. Bells were probably the cheapest and simplest way to go at the time this machine was made.
Coins missing the targets could fall into the cups and those missing the cups fall into the cash box.

It would be interesting to see the target board.

John
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Yes, I can see it now. Well pointed out, thanks. !THUMBS!
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