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Sitas Allwin - Drop shelf

Postby longbobongo » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:15 pm

Does anyone on here have a similar Allwin to Sitas - When you press a button to retract the track to drop the ball in to the cups.

I was looking to buy a similar machine made by BMco.

I had never seen one before and had 2 offered to me although they were not bargains.

I know we never talk prices but does anyone remember any previous sale prices.


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Re: Sitas Allwin - Drop shelf

Postby bryans fan » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:00 pm

:o :shock: Been collecting nearly 20 years, never seen one!
(in the flesh I mean, I`ve seen pictures)
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Re: Sitas Allwin - Drop shelf

Postby pennymachines » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:13 pm

The only two I know of, Luna Park and Sitas (above) are depicted on page 50 of Carter's book. They were bought by John in the same year, sometime in the 1990s - I remember because I had a chance to buy both, but not having actually seen them, I didn't act fast enough! One came from an auction house and John Haywood sold the other. They were about £100 more than an average allwin I believe, but too long ago for the prices to mean much now.

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Re: Sitas Allwin - Drop shelf

Postby livinginthepast » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:16 pm

This earlier machine works on a similar principle yours--I think it may be called Switchback made by London automatic machine company in 1928
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Re: Sitas Allwin - Drop shelf

Postby badpenny » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:00 pm

livinginthepast wrote:This earlier machine works on a similar principle yours--I think it may be called Switchback made by London automatic machine company in 1928
Beats me, I can't see anything that could move when you press the button.
All the shelves look firmly attached to me, so what gives?

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Re: Sitas Allwin - Drop shelf

Postby livinginthepast » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:15 pm

There is a shelf above the win/lose cups which retracts when you press the button. There are two coin return cups two ball return cups and three lose cups. Its hard to judge when to press ! If you enlarge the picture you can see the shelf which is a brass casting .

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Re: Sitas Allwin - Drop shelf

Postby badpenny » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:42 pm

Wowsers ... that is cunning! :o
What will they think of next? :!?!:

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Re: Sitas Allwin - Drop shelf

Postby livinginthepast » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:53 pm

badpenny wrote:Wowsers ... that is cunning! :o
What will they think of next? :!?!:
I hear there are some new fangled square pin mains plugs coming out soon to replace our familiar round pin ones

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Re: Sitas Allwin - Drop shelf

Postby badpenny » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:42 pm

Don't be daft!
If you think about it they wouldn't fit the sockets, anyway it'd only frighten the horses. :o

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Re: Sitas Allwin - Drop shelf

Postby john t peterson » Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:39 am

Different play but the same concept of the retracting shelf that drops the ball: Handan-Ni Bomb Dropper.

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