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Re: Revamped Beromat-type Bandits

Postby malcymal » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:34 pm

I came across a Las Vegas, last picture, exactly the same colour, perhaps same machine, at the Brighton jukebox fair. It was selling for £170. It's a bit of an oddity, because it looks like a Beromat mech but it has 20 stop reels, not 10. Puzzling.

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Re: Revamped Beromat-type Bandits

Postby jonesthegarage » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:22 pm

A picture of the "Roma" mentioned earlier in this thread.
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Re: Revamped Beromat-type Bandits

Postby malcymal » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:00 pm

This is my Roma after it was rewired and got lights working. I suspect the one you have just posted has had its converted fruit reel strips removed. On mine, I can see the original number strips under the fruit strips. Is that a photo of your machine? You can get replacement fruit strips for this (there is a seller on ebay who offers these and very good they are too) and I could copy my award card for you!
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Re: Revamped Beromat-type Bandits

Postby urbanbody » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:09 am

There is a Las Vegas on ebay:

1950s beromat armed bandit
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"King" Machine

Postby banditboy » Mon May 06, 2013 7:33 am

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

Morning all,
Before I go to relax in the back garden for the day !!THUMBSX2!! , I just wondered if anyone had come across one of these before. Apparently it has a plastic front?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-King- ... 1c327e32bc.
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Re: "King" Machine

Postby treefrog » Mon May 06, 2013 9:01 am

Another one of the Gunter Wulf/Beromat type conversions. Not very rare, but what is rare is to get one with a non broken case, as most seem to have. Not my appeal, they look a bit cheap, but should not be expensive... Seen them in Red, Yellow and Blue, but there may have been other colours.
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Re: "King" Machine

Postby badpenny » Mon May 06, 2013 9:28 am

I'm sure I've got one of those.

As TF says yet another GW revamp.
I remember a row of about a dozen of them on Paignton Pier when I was about young.

Mine is blue I'm sure, I ought to dig it out ...... when I recall from where.

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Re: "King" Machine

Postby jonesthegarage » Mon May 06, 2013 10:04 am

I had a yellow one and yes, the case had suffered some damage, just like the one currently on ebay. Robust in every mechanical sense as you expect from beromat derivative but the cases are very brittle.

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Re: Revamped Beromat-type Bandits

Postby coppinpr » Mon May 06, 2013 11:17 am

I quite like these as one of the better German revamps. They actually look better in the flesh (or I should say, plastic) than in photos. Quite short and dumpy but, as everyone says, always damaged.
the cases are very brittle
Matches the pot metal mech then :D

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Re: Revamped Beromat-type Bandits

Postby badpenny » Mon May 06, 2013 1:11 pm

The case on mine was intact when I stored it somewhere safe.


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