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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:45 am
by badpenny
The change in 1np coins has perplexed anyone with a post decimal or decimal converted machine.
The steel content falls foul of coin ejectors with magnets, and the increased thickness stops any comparator devices.

BP :cool:

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:38 pm
by livinginthepast
Cascade weight 38lb

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:25 pm
by cait001
what year was Cascade made?

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:59 pm
by badpenny
cait001 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:25 pm
what year was Cascade made?
Very early 1970s, immediately after decimalisation was foisted on us in The UK.

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:12 pm
by cait001
I remember reading 1972 somewhere, but now I can't verify. Does anyone know for sure? Seems odd considering it wasn't that long ago compared to some machines we all collect. :didact:
with American pinball you can often trace dates to manufacturer press releases and ads in trade magazines. Does the UK have their own we could verify in?

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:34 pm
by pennymachines
1972 sounds right, but I've never seen anything definitive like a dated flyer, and there wasn't a patent as it was essentially a copy of much earlier games. The requisite 1p coin was available from 15 February 1971 when we went fully decimal. Bell Fruit seem to have churned out a lot over a short period, but it was a bit of a side line to their gaming machine activity.



Bell-Fruit Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Leen Gate - Old Lenton, From 'The Lenton Listener' Issue 44 February - March 1987 (no mention of the Cascade).

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:03 pm
by cait001
Thanks, I'll just run with 1972 until corrected otherwise. :)

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:02 pm
by cait001
cait001 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:06 am
does anyone know where I can find a Cascade machine for sale? I am in Canada and willing to ship...
I GOT ONE!!!!
20200228_180543.jpg
Thanks so much to the seller, he was willing to pack it up securely and it got to me in one piece. Spent a day taking it apart and fixing it and now it plays lovely.
http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/ ... scade.html
It even had a wooden coin box.

Thanks to this forum, I knew how to begin troubleshooting all the normal things, and made short work of it.

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:30 pm
by badpenny
Well done chap, you must be chuffed, you've been after one of these for yonks!

BP !!YIPPEE!!

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:16 am
by coppinpr
well done !! whats next? !PUZZLED!