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Re: What's this machine called?

Postby malcymal » Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:57 pm

SNAP, they used to have one on Worthing Pier on 1NP. It was hardly an exciting machine but very amusing all the same.. those were the days. Thanks for sharing your photos of it.

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Re: What's this machine called?

Postby badpenny » Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:29 pm

I used to have a Snap when I was in my last pub. It never occurred to me to operate it and it lived in the garage with my Harley.
Then one weekend we had a Hairy Bikers' do/BBQ/Live rock music sort of thing with camping in the back field.
I suddenly realised that a whole bunch of our "guests" were missing and traced them down to the garage where they had hauled my Harley Fatboy out of the way so they could play the Snap! :eek:

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Re: What's this machine called?

Postby garycake » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:01 pm

Thanks for the photos guys - it all comes back to me now, golden memories. Anyone see them coming up on ebay often?

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Re: What's this machine called?

Postby badpenny » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:38 pm

I think I've seen two over the years on ebay.

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SNAP Machine

Postby howeinuk » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:23 am

(Snap topic merged - Site Admin)
I have been offered a SNAP wall machine in working condition. Can anyone give me any information about them?

There are two holes on the top of the cabinet, approx 50mm in diameter. Would there have been lights or a top flash?

What would be a reasonable amount to pay for one of these?

Grateful for your advice.
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Re: What's this machine called? (SNAP)

Postby pennymachines » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:53 pm

howeinuk - I've merged your post with the earlier Snap threads - this should give you some of the info you seek.

What would be a reasonable amount to pay for one of these? Without wishing to sound too facile:- pay as much as you would be happy to, based upon how much you like it, or less, if you can. There's no book price for such things. Sorry, I'm not going to hazard a guess.

I don't think this is visually quite as pleasing as the floor-standers above, but on the other hand it has the merit of being a more compact, bar-top game. It's hard to know if the two holes on top are evidence of a missing light-up because this example is different to the other pictured versions. Could these just be heat ventilation holes for the motor and lights? If so, they'll have grills to prevent anything dropping inside.

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Re: Snap

Postby malcymal » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:31 pm

I've never seen a bar top model like that. For me that would be more desirable than the big floor stander. If I saw that in my resident suppliers shop I would happily pay about £125 tops for it. It's a lovely piece of seaside history and so simple too. Out of interest, what is the vendor asking for it? Looking at the coin slot it looks like it's on old pennies; so quite original. Malc

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Re: Snap

Postby howeinuk » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:51 pm

Malc - thanks for your input. The machine is bigger than a bar top - it's about the size of a standard Allwin, but double the depth. Yes, it does run on old pennies. The vendor was asking £350!!!!

Does anyone have any clues on the top - flash or light that is missing?

Thanks

JH

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Re: Snap

Postby daveslot » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:43 pm

The holes could be for ventilation.

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Re: Snap

Postby malcymal » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:45 am

dirtdog I wouldn't pay £350 - that's way over the top. You can get some stunning German machines from Harold for half that. If you compare the Snap to some old Brenco machines and coin operated machines from a similar period as SNAP they have been on sale at Swallow Amusements between £40 and £80 in full working order and good condition (working hold buttons and the 4p or 10p stop feature on jackpot). From my memory of the floor standing SNAP at Worthing Pier I am 95% certain they had a top box on theirs !PUZZLED! . If these holes are vents I would expect to see some form of meshing. It just don't look right to me, in which case I would be thinking avoid. It smacks of an opportunist pricing it at that and opportunists to me equal ungenuine and dishonest. !!GRUMP!! ... Walk away mate and bide your time!!! Half the fun of buying slots is the hunt, you may wait a couple of years but they show up in the end, making your purchase satisfying. M :cool:


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