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This football game is a table-top, coin-operated, football goal-scoring machine which used old (pre-decimalisation) pennies to operate it. These games were popular in the period after the Second World War and throughout the 1950s. Football was a popular game at all levels at this time, despite the fact that England fared badly at international level in the 1950s.
Image number: 10323894
Credit: Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
I must agree with PM, having bought one a while back and not even in its original case, they are very low cost built items, with a flimsy coin shoot mech and ramp... I cannot believe these lasted long in the arcades before getting faults or falling apart, but I guess they probably didn't cost a lot to buy either.PennyMachines wrote:There's a place in my heart for most old slot machines but these cheaply constructed, naff looking, dull games don't make the grade in my opinion.
Then you should have kept quiet until you had come to a suitable financial arrangement.coin-op wrote:and I say all this without any backhanders from the powers that be.
I rest my case STUART.In the High Court of Justice (Chancery Division). — Companies Court. No. 00400 of 1959.
In the Matter of THE MASTER VENDING MACHINE COMPANY LIMITED and in the Matter of the Companies Act 1948.
Notice is hereby given, that a Petition for the winding-up of the above-named Company by the High Court of Justice was on the 7th day of May 1959 presented to the said Court by Harry Bertram White (trading as White Advertising) of Midland Bank Chambers, Warwick Road, Birmingham 27, Advertising Agent, and that the said Petition is directed to be heard before the Court sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, on the 1st day of June 1959 and any Creditor or Contributory of the said Company desirous to support or oppose the making of an Order on the said Petition may appear at the time of hearing in person or by his Counsel for that purpose; and a copy of the Petition will be furnished by the undersigned to any Creditor or Contributory of the said Company requiring such copy on payment of the regulated charge for the same.