Sitas Allwin - Drop shelf

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longbobongo
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Sitas Allwin - Drop shelf

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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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:o :shock: Been collecting nearly 20 years, never seen one!
(in the flesh I mean, I`ve seen pictures)
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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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This earlier machine works on a similar principle to yours -- I think it may be called Switchback, made by London Automatic Machine Company in 1928.
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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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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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Wowsers ... that is cunning! :o
What will they think of next? :!?!:
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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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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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Different play but the same concept of the retracting shelf that drops the ball: Handan-Ni Bomb Dropper.

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