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Aristocrat 'Golden Dragon' how old?

Postby coppinpr » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:15 pm

I've just finished work on this Aristocrat Olympic Golden Dragon and I'm selling it on ebay, I just want to make sure I got the date right, I think 1970-73 would that be about right?
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Thanks, Paul....

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Re: Aristocrat 'Golden Dragon' how old?

Postby treefrog » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:58 pm

Hey nice advert for your machine.......

Somethimes the date is stamped on the serial number plate on the side, often with only the last two digits of the date.

Well I have refurbed a few of these and instead on sticking them on ebay have found a great alternative for bedside lamps, although they are not so good for reading, but at least let you sort of find your slippers.....
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Re: Aristocrat 'Golden Dragon' how old?

Postby coppinpr » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:28 pm

Reg plate was first place I looked but for some crazy reason someone has painted over the reg plates with Hammerite! I know they started putting serious lights in their machines about 1970, so I guess I'll leave it at that. The mech was cleanest I've ever seen, almost like new... but was gummed up solid, nothing moved an inch. Still it was fun stripping it down :lol:

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Re: Aristocrat 'Golden Dragon' how old?

Postby speedwell » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:54 pm

Why don't you try selling in the Market here sometime ?

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Re: Aristocrat 'Golden Dragon' how old?

Postby treefrog » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:45 pm

Apologies I forgot to make the bed..... !!UHOH!!

Personally I would carefully scratch off the paint to be more authentic, as I have done on quite a few machines, they are generally robust.

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Re: Aristocrat 'Golden Dragon' how old?

Postby speedwell » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:20 pm

Come to think about it, why not auction it here?

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Re: Aristocrat 'Golden Dragon' how old?

Postby malcymal » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:03 am

Looks nice. Is the middle reel slightly out of alignment? They are lovely mechs and have a distinctly silky refined sound to them too. There have been a lot on ebay lately. Have you thought about selling it through a local shop ad? I sold another Riviera the other day by posting a card in a shop near the local private estate; snapped up in a couple of days at £300, didn't pay any fees and it cost me a pound for the advert.


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