Well, the badge is back in place having finished the poor old Bell fruit. Just waiting for its three new locks (3? anyone know why these have a back door? Nothing can be accessed from the back, not even the cash box or removal of the mech.
These must be the worst machines for having bolts in in-accessible places. I'm guessing the apprentices were given the job of fitting those rails round the cash tray... a nightmare! They fitted a great lift off front door then stuck at least 10 bolts in places you can't reach!!
I like working on machines like this that come in so bad you don't mind making changes. The chrome was pretty bad, lots of rust, especially round the badges, but as usual with these it must have been good quality in its day as it polished up pretty well. All bar one slide was missing but an ad on the forum produced a set for sale on Ebay
I couldn't convince myself to re paint the case in the original "baby poop" green so tried a red powder coat spray can which did a very good job. Lights all working with not even a tube to change. The clock was interesting to dismantle and service - does not work on the same principle as the Mills type clock, fewer parts to go wrong.
So another machine saved from the dump and given a few more years life, which can't be a bad thing.