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Little Stock Exchange identified

Postby john t peterson » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:55 pm

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Anyone care to guess?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... ink:top:en

I have my own ideas but I'm more interested in yours.

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Re: Mystery Machine Number 2

Postby JC » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:11 pm

No mystery here john, it's an Essex Corn Exchange.

It's rather annoying that all wall machines get labeled 'allwin' these days.

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Re: Mystery Machine Number 2

Postby pennymachines » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:21 pm

More specifically, it's the Little Stock Exchange, although it lacks the name on the front casting that you can see on the example in the Museum.

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Re: Mystery Machine Number 2

Postby john t peterson » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:19 pm

Gosh darn...what are the chances the two top experts would weigh in so quickly? I've never seen this style on the Essex games but I recognized the payout cup and the mechanism.
I'll keep hunting for a better challenge.

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PS I see the auction has ended as the machine is "no longer available for sale." Fess up. Which one of you shrewd hunters snagged this little prize? \|\/|/

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Re: Little Stock Exchange identified

Postby pennymachines » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:31 pm

Not I. I wasn't bidding, but it annoys me anyway.

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Re: Little Stock Exchange identified

Postby treefrog » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:12 am

The seller also had the Cast Iron/Aluminum Little Stockbroker that did finish for less than £120 :shock:

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Re: Corn Exchange

Postby gameswat » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:45 am

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Enough of all these modern posts and queries, about time for some Ye Olde Tyme machinery again. Recently started work on this 1928 Essex "Stock Exchange" which is a sister to the "Corn Exchange" and uses the same mech - well, so I thought. Took me a little while to figure out what was going on and why this machine didn't quite make sense to what I'm used to, as it has been years since I've restored the last example.

There are totally different coin payout castings, plus added machinery for an added feature I've never seen before. Which is in fact a mystery free play coin return. And very cleverly it uses the same slots cut into the main payout wheel to accomplish this.

After starting play and turning the handle there is a brass lever that either hits the inside of the main wheel and stops its travel, or when it matches with one of the payout slots it can move further. Through some links this in turn allows a flap to move into place which deflects the Penny into a special chute in the coin payout casting, to return to the payout cup! This never occurs on a pre-winning play, (this is a future pay machine, so you know at the start of each play if and what the machine will pay out).

Appears to be factory made, as it's so well integrated into the machine and made of lots of high quality castings. Can't imagine an operator going to this amount of trouble just for a free play feature.
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This shows a standard Stock Exchange or Corn Exchange mech.
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This Stock Exchange showing differences to the above machine in payout casting to lower left and other linkages etc for free play.
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This shows the brass lever inside the payout wheel, (top rhd of pic) before play starts, but lined up with a payout hole.
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This shows the same brass lever moved into the payout hole to allow free play.
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This shows the payout casting and mech before start of play.
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This shows the free play flap engaged and just about to deflect the Penny back to the cup.

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Re: Corn Exchange

Postby pennymachines » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:21 pm

I don't think I've seen that before either. Quite a bit of extra mech just to add free play. Does it advertise this feature on the front?

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Re: Corn Exchange

Postby gameswat » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:35 am

No PM, it would have saved me a little time if it had though! haha. And funnily enough the lovely hand drawn card that came with the machine had no cutout window to show the winning amount as it should? They'd also cut back on the winning payouts by deleting the 9D win. I'm making the correct card wordage and layout according to the advert I posted a few weeks ago, but using an original Corn Exchange card as the basis as its almost the same, just a different physical layout.

Amazing what you can do these days with computer graphics programs. Glad I didn't end up becoming a graphic designer specializing in airbrushing as I'd planned to as a kid!

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Two cup Corn Exchange

Postby jimmycowman » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:52 pm

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Why has this 2 pay cups?
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