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Re: The Wonders List

Postby pennymachines » Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:32 pm

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Re: The Wonders List

Postby Bent Copper » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:06 pm

Big Wheel large Wonders allwin.
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Re: The Wonders List

Postby JC » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:03 pm

In the March issue of Mechanical Memories Magazine, I published details of seven previously unknown Wonders allwins. These have come to light as a result of the discovery of four Wondermatics advertisements, which were published in the Amusement Caterers' Association year books, 1962 - 65. The seven 'new' machines are:

CANNON BALLS (1965)
CHIP OR BUST (1964)
HELTER-SKELTER (1963)
JACK-IN-A-BOX (1965)
KUM FISHING (1962)
PLUSFORE (1962)
SNOOKER (1963)

* Added to the list - thanks Jerry, Pennymachines.

Due to space limitations, I was unable to publish all four advertisements in the magazine, so here they are.

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Re: The Wonders List

Postby arrgee » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:56 pm

Jerry, I'll have a few those at £36 5/-

Ah..... can still remember the old /- sign, how sad is that.

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Re: The Wonders List

Postby JC » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:15 pm

Sadly, Arrgee, I expect most users of this site remember LSD.

I know a few hippy types who probably remember the other LSD too!

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Re: Wonders pictures

Postby pennymachines » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:34 pm

Rally Ball in the late plywood "streamline" case.
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Wonder List - Alternative Wonder Win Back Flash

Postby peter » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:23 pm

:roll: Have found a photograph of a Wonder Win with alternative back flash (looks similar to that used for Bonus Win) to that shown on pennymachines website. This is from a Christie's auction dated 23/05/2002 - appears it sold at the time for £329 (including buyers premium) - the link is http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_ ... ID=3916359
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Re: Wonders pictures

Postby coin-op » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:24 am

The difference between the two are that the Bonus Win has feature which allows a ball falling into one particular channel of the gantry to fall into a hold position within the mechanism. Subsequently, when a win is made by another ball this releases the held ball to allow an extra coin to be paid out. If you look at the playfield of the Bonus Win below the gantry there is a viewing window which allows a player to see if a ball is resting in the mech which would allow for an extra payout. As you saw, the artwork is basically the same.

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Re: Wonders pictures

Postby peter » Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:25 pm

Spotted photo on a Belgium pinball website of what appears to be a Wonders allwin on sale at a Dutch jukebox show in 2004.

The photo is of poor quality, but looks to be of the 8 cup variety and the back flash appears to read "????? Selecta", so not sure if this is a known machine or something new for the Wonders List - any ideas?

http://www.flippers.be/shows/rock_jukebox_2004.html
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Re: Wonders pictures

Postby pennymachines » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:04 am

I believe the above is a Wonders Super Selecta allwin.

Here's a Wonders Arcade standard size fairground theme allwin (courtesy John Peterson).
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