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Re: Beromat on Ebay

Postby slotalot » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:10 pm

Hi, Solomon Parker worked out of Rhyl, North Wales, does the name ring any bells operator bell? (pun intended) :tarah:

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Re: Beromat on Ebay

Postby operator bell » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:25 pm

<looks up Rhyl> Wow, you can't get much further north and still be in Wales. For some reason I thought it was near Cardiff. Could have been Parker Bros, it was a name like that, I don't remember. But I'm certain about Rhyl, and how many companies could there be in a little town working on slot machines? So that's probably it.

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Re: Beromat on Ebay

Postby pennymachines » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:33 am

One of our members lives near Rhyl. I'll ask if he knows.

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Beromats and conversions

Postby malcymal » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:17 am

Thanks all, be good to find out who made it. I will get the photos on as soon as I've got the thing back from Brighton.

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Re: Beromat on Ebay

Postby pennymachines » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:29 pm

The vendor of the Bryans stuff on ebay has one of these German bandit conversions up called Bronx with a Buy It Now of £395.00.
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Re: Beromat on Ebay

Postby malcymal » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:32 pm

Yes, I saw that, it's rather nice I think. Wouldn't pay that, be interesting to see if it sells. I mailed him to see if he knew who the maker was and he couldn't tell me.

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The ROMA has Landed

Postby malcymal » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:22 pm

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Well, just got back from the nightmare that is Brighton where one way streets can lead you around and around in circles. Paid my £110 over, the flea market owner raised her eyebrows that I had haggled so well. I'm pleased so far with what I've seen over it, it seems to be in remarkable condition although it's all locked. Looking through the reel area I can see quite a lot of mechanism in there and coin chutes etc. Here's praying that it's all in there, else it's gonna be a fettling project. Tomorrow I will take her to the locksmith or if time today try a non damaging lock pick technique on the back door to get through and release the front. Both locks are Yale and same as my Jubilee mk1, so my old time smithy can work keys for these. Wife has inspected machine and loves the colour scheme. Still interested to know who reworked these machines, perhaps somebody can remember the name of the manufacturer, we know its based on Beromat inners, but don't know who made the case and conversion. Thanks all, Malc : )
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Re: The ROMA has Landed

Postby slotalot » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:55 pm

Hi Malcymal :D , Nice One!... it looks as if it was reworked by the same firm that did the Bronx that Pennymachines posted last week :cool: .. I used to have a standard Beromat type machine and I let it go because it looked dull... but I can tell you that I wish I had this one instead... I think it looks quite good, and is in keeping with the 1960s style of machine, I also think that if it works ok the word bargain springs to mind... well done. :tarah:

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Re: The ROMA has Landed

Postby malcymal » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:31 pm

Thanks Slotalot, I HOPE IT'S A BARGAIN.... I'm going to get into it now, thought this would be fun to gauge my reaction, torque wrench made at dental pick tool in hand...

I'M DOING THIS LIVE, SO I WILL TYPE AS I FIND THE INSIDES!
.......now here it goes........lock pick going in (dental pick and brass strip as torque wrench) Bit stubborn, rake the pins, clicking in, bit of torque, voila....


I have just lock picked the rear lock,..........


With nervous moments I am about to remove the back door..........

Dare I look.................................??

OH NO...........

.................................OH MY

WOW................. I'm in.... It looks very clean. I can see an old penny on the right side of machine, putting it in now......blimey....it's spinning, it's only spinning......Kaching, penny into tube.... Spin seems quite long, I can see electrics in place, 2 fluorescent tubes at top and bottom of machine (this baby is gonna light up like a jukebox)... oh my, it's got a cash box too..... It's so so clean, one cobweb at top. I am more than happy. I will just need to ask somebody about machine timings now, this mech is completely alien to me but it's gonna clean up a treat.

Right, quick photo shoot and an upload coming...
Right here they are:
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Re: The ROMA has Landed

Postby slotalot » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:10 pm

malcymal wrote:Right, quick photo shoot and an upload coming...
Yes Bargain is the correct word for this !!THUMBSX2!! ... looks to be in good condition and very clean inside, Badpenny will no doubt advise on the timing, if we can coax him out from behind the compost bin in his back garden ;-) come on BP you're needed !WORSHIPFULL! ... it looks like it will light up as well, should look nice in the dark.... :tarah:


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