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Jamiesons Automatics Maxi dropcase machine in Norway

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:48 pm
by bamsefar1
Hi.
Just wanted to share a discovery I did just a few weeks ago:

In Norway numerous versions of drop-case machines were released over a 50 years' period. During the late 1970s until the mid-eighties there was a Norwegian distributor named Scandomatic. This company marketed a drop-case machines called "Maxi". This was a very popular model which, over a long period of time, was to be found all over Norway. Four versions were released over several years, with mostly cosmetic alterations. All Maxi machines had a bonus feature: When hitting the highest payout column; hitting any of the payout columns within the next 5 plays would be rewarded with the highest payout of 7 coins.
The Maxi machines could be delivered with a coin-changer mechanism; so some had, some didn't.

Until 14 days ago I had no indication that this machine was fabricated in the UK, which it obviously was, since it's a Jamiesons Automatics product :D

A fellow penny-arcade enthusiast had got his hands on an original sales brochure from the 1980s where the Jamiesons logo was present. There are no obvious markings on the machine itself. I post some pics for you of this machine, which I am delighted to have in my collection.

Anyone who seen this machine in UK ?

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Jamiesons Automatics

Re: Jamiesons Automatics dropcase machine in Norway

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:17 pm
by slotalot
Hi bamsefar1, :D You might find this article by Joyce Todd an interesting read?? http://www.coin-opcommunity.co.uk/blog/ ... oyce-todd/ !!THUMBSX2!!

Re: Jamiesons Automatics dropcase machine in Norway

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:25 am
by bamsefar1
Slotalot:

You made my day with that article. !!YIPPEE!!
As icing on the cake, the main picture in the link you refered to shows a Maxi IV flick-a-coin machine. That was the final model, the most evolved one. Thank you so much.
I will bring this info to other Norwegian collectors who will find this very interesting.
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Jamiesons automatics: Electronics-charts / manuals available somewhere ?

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:02 pm
by bamsefar1
Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

I need a manual/ chart over the electronics for a Jamieson Automatics LTD - made dropcase machine; type "Maxi" (see attached photo).

Anybody who know if there is available manuals/ electronics-charts for Jamiesons models anywhere?

Re: Jamiesons automatics: Electronics-charts / manuals available somewhere ?

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:07 pm
by pennymachines
I guess you could try tracking down surviving members of the Jamieson family in the hope that some paperwork was stored...

Re: Jamiesons Automatics Maxi dropcase machine in Norway

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:03 am
by keggen1975
Hi,

I have a fully functional Maxi IV on my wall, sadly no charts or diagrams but can provide as much pics as you want if it helps you out?

Re: Jamiesons Automatics Maxi dropcase machine in Norway

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:49 pm
by jamiesonautomatics
I've spoken to my dad - that's him in the photo wearing red jacket and cool beard - and I can confirm that unfortunately there are no manuals etc in the Jamieson family vaults!!

Re: Jamiesons Automatics Maxi dropcase machine in Norway

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:53 pm
by pennymachines
Well let me thank you Thomas, on behalf of barmsfar1, for trying. !!CHEERS!!

Re: Jamiesons Automatics Maxi dropcase machine in Norway

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:47 am
by slotalot
jamiesonautomatics wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:49 pm
I've spoken to my dad - that's him in the photo wearing red jacket and cool beard - and I can confirm that unfortunately there are no manuals etc in the Jamieson family vaults!!
Just a thought??
Do you have any way of contacting Laurie Binns family, I know he had a lot to do with the design side, maybe his family kept some of his old notebooks.. :!?!:
PS How is the restoration coming along? :D

Re: Jamiesons Automatics Maxi dropcase machine in Norway

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 1:59 pm
by jamiesonautomatics
Sorry but i don’t have any contact details for The Binns family

The resto is going well - managed to swap the motor out - then get it to rotate the right way round to match the cams !!
Bit of cleaning and adjusting & now Seems to work ok - just not too sure how many rpm it’s meant to be ?? Seems a bit fast

Trying to find some formica to match - any ideas??