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"Circle Skill" - Updated

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:48 am
by john t peterson
Topic merged - Site Admin.

By a German Frankenstein:

Druplix Magnet von der Fa.E.Plinke Berlin
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Yikes! :!:

J Peterson
Skill-less

Re: "Circle Skill" - Updated

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:25 am
by jimmy55
Fascinating machine! Even the 'amusements' in Germany have a very utilitarian look. I've added it to my Beobachtungsliste

Re: "Circle Skill" - Updated

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:55 am
by arrgee
DO NOT PANIC JOHN - I had a 'visitation' from Maggie Thatcher last night - we are sending in the boys!!

it is a target isn't it?

Re: Circle Skill

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:21 am
by coppinpr
Clearly a weapon of mass destruction similar to what North Korea has been testing of late ...but not to worry, it won't go off unless you get a winner, so no problem there then !!HOT!!

Re: Circle Skill

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:44 am
by slotalot
I have to say that I quite like it, :o
I just wish I had paid attention in the German language classes when I was at school now!!! :dammit:

Re: Circle Skill

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:50 pm
by coppinpr
Got me wondering what the case looked like originally.... truth is not much different :o
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I really like the gas taps!

Re: Circle Skill

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:56 pm
by gameswat
I quite like it too for some reason! Actually have been toying with the idea of making my own version from scratch, but with a difference. I liked to see how long I could keep the ball in the pinfield with my origianl versions, up to 45 secs or so on a good play. Sooo I'm thinking a mechanical timer that awards for not letting the ball out of the pinwheel. Maybe a jackpot for the full time, and possibly paying out a Penny every 20 seconds before that?

Re: Circle Skill

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:34 pm
by slotalot
Like that idea !!THUMBSX2!!

Circle Skill

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:22 am
by bryans fan
Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

I had not realised that the Circle Skill machine had been updated in the '60s.

Re: Circle Skill

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:11 pm
by cleantex
This "Circle of Skill" had longer tradition in Germany and the "Druplix" (rare, very rare) was nothing else as a revival from pre-war productions like the "Bolero". Hereby a photo of mine. The origins were the law chaos ending at a certain moment with the Bajazzo's being verbidden because they were not anymore considered as "Skill" Games, but as "Luck" Games.
At this moment some company offered to modify existing Bajazzo's to make of them Labyrinth "Skill" machines compatible with the law. Inside the machine you recognize very good the modifications made to a Jentzsch@Meerz Bajazzo.