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Australian Wineasies & showman's paint

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:35 am
by andydotp
Warning:
As in USA, State legislation relating to ownership of coin-operated machines varies so lets be mindful that we don't get ourselves in any strife. :roll:

Hence I have a permit to own my 21 machines as I reside in Victoria yet the pertinent conditions attached state that the machines Must Not be used for gambling purposes (Durr), Must Not be playable with Australian coinage (or notes - Durr again) and Cannot Be Displayed - even in a locked glass cabinet as a conversation piece in say, a theme pub, cafe or whatever! Yet in a pub in the centre of Canberra, ACT there's a nice little 50s Shelley Black Cherry re-vamp sitting there right next to the gents bogs and a mate in NSW has (had) about fourteen Aussie re-vamp half & hightops mostly on shilling & sixpence.
Mind you, there is Sharp's' wall machine tourist arcade in Echuca where you buy old pennies and play the machines! Is that not gambling? !PUZZLED!
Other than one friend who has a remarkable collection of true antiquities and another who has a garage stacked full of old bandits, I think there's pretty much only myself who collects the old beauties.
So come on Aussies - Melburnites in particular - show us what you're hiding - even if by PM.
Cheers, :byee:
Andy.

Re: Slots in Australia.

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:48 am
by badpenny

Re: Slots in Australia.

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:36 am
by andydotp
No attachment when I click on the sentence. !PUZZLED!

Australian Wineasies & showman's paint

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:30 am
by bob
Topic merged - site admin.

I'm just reading John Peterson's latest article in Mechanical Memories Magazine which has reached me here in Oz, and I have one theory as to why these scrolls and flourishes are so remarkably similar. They have also appeared in wall machines here in Australia that were originally made here (eg Wineasies which are the local equivalent of an Allwin).
I believe that these were painted by signwriters who specialised in decorating trucks and other transport vehicles. Here in Australia it is still the practisce for buyers of brand new semitrailers to spend a lot of money to decorate the prime movers of these vehicles with these same traditional scrolls, fleur de lis and a lot of pinstriping. Whilst this handpainted decoration costs a lot of money in these days where most of a signwriters work is stick on plastic that is computer generated, the cost is insignificant compared to the hundreds of thousands of dollars that these trucks cost. I think that these same signwriters were used to decorate the coin op machines and other attractions of showmen.

Re: Slots in Australia.

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:40 am
by slotalot
andydotp wrote:No attachment when I click on the sentence. !PUZZLED!
Try right click & open in new tab :didact: it worked for me :cool:

Re: Slots in Australia.

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:59 am
by andydotp
Thx slotalot,
Almost out of pre-paid credit again!
Problem solved.
Regards.
A. !!JUNK!!

Re: Slots in Australia.

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:27 am
by badpenny
slotalot wrote:Try right click & open in new tab :didact: it worked for me :cool:

Damn you Captain Scarlet and all your followers! You found the little beauty that I had surreptitiously esconded (making up words now!) into the all pervading ether.

Not sure why that happened, it worked fine before I sent it.

Re: Showman's Paint

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:45 am
by badpenny
Wineasies which are the local equivalent of an Allwin
Fantastic! first Pace, Ace, Space now Wineasies. I hope somebody somewhere is writing all this down.
Keep the trivia coming guys....... !!THUMBSX2!!

Re: Slots in Australia.

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:50 pm
by gameswat
Andy, there are actually quite a lot of coin-op collectors in Aust with early slots, you'd be surprised. And I'm sure quite a few I don't know about. There just isn't an easy way to find many of them except for word of mouth amongst other collectors.

Re: Slots in Australia.

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:12 pm
by treefrog
Well given it can take days to get from one town to the next this would explain the lack of communication or interaction. Imagine the conversation about the best location for an Ausie slot auction,,,,,, Perth or Adelaide, but that is a 47hour drive from Sidney....