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Re: Circle Skill instruction card

Postby pennymachines » Wed May 14, 2014 2:20 pm

pennymachines wrote:Incidentally, because this coin payout Circle Skill is such a different design from the Profit Sharer version, I favoured the notion that it might be German. Having compared it more closely with the Circle Skill Cigarette, I now think it's the coin payout version of that machine - presumably by Coin Operating Company of Birmingham. The unusual payout knob looks identical as does the knob which turns the wheel.
Well I'm flip-flopping like a Liberal Democrat on this question. Having just read this flyer, I see the Circle Coin-Repeat was "made by the famous Saxony Factory" (i.e. Jentszsch & Meerz), so it would appear the Profit Sharer version is the Birmingham-made (and presumably earlier?) one.

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Re: Circle Skill and variants

Postby lastcenturygames » Sat May 17, 2014 6:39 pm

Great ! Thank's a lot for your investigation !!THUMBSX2!!
I asked last month to the Deusches Automaten Museum but they answered me that they didn't know this machine !

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Re: Circle Skill and variants

Postby pennymachines » Sat May 17, 2014 9:38 pm

I suspect, as with their allwins, strict pre-war German gaming regulations meant they could only be made for and exported to Britain.

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Penny Arcade Game - Luna Park Melbourne, Australia

Postby mdma » Sat May 31, 2014 11:42 am

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We believe this came out of the Melbourne Luna Park in Australia.

Would appreciate if anyone was able to offer any information on it?

cheers

Brendan

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Re: Penny Arcade Game - Luna Park Melbourne, Australia

Postby treefrog » Sat May 31, 2014 11:59 am

Hi Brendan and welcome.
Follow the link below where, if you go through the pages, you will see many similar machines - a "Circle Skill" machine from around the 1930s. I am sure others will add more info or answer any further questions,

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Re: Penny Arcade Game - Luna Park Melbourne, Australia

Postby gameswat » Sat May 31, 2014 2:20 pm

Clean looking machine. What's the link that makes you believe it was operated at Luna Park Melb? I've been offered at least 15 machines over the years that all were said to come from Luna Park Sydney or Melb. But never a scrap of proof from any of the sellers when I queried them on that. If anything, that usually put me off wanting to buy rather than getting me more excited like they thought it would! Chances are good that I probably have owned a machine or two that did come from either site at some time or another but no way of ever knowing sadly. !PUZZLED!

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CIRCLE SKILL

Postby scottie » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:31 pm

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Hello
I have a lead on this machine and I was wondering if anyone had any information on it.
I know it's German and made by Jentzsch & Merrz around 1928....
The picture I was sent looks like it's out of a book... (no real pictures of the machine yet).
Any information would be great.
Thank you.
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Re: Circle Skill and variants

Postby scottie » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:57 pm

I guess I posted a little too soon.
I am not at home so I have the use of high speed on the computer. !!YABBADABBA!!
After I posted I starting reading all the posts on this machine.
Looks like there were different models over the years.
I'm also thinking it not a rare as I was told it was????
The one at the auction sold for 580 pounds... hard to say at this point what the one I have a lead on is worth because I haven't seen any pictures of it yet or even if it works.
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Re: Circle Skill and variants

Postby pennymachines » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:34 pm

One of the flyers recently sold on ebay caught my eye for this image of a Quested Automatics Skill Win - clearly a very early, and quite pretty version of the Circle Skill game.
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Re: Circle Skill and variants

Postby pennymachines » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:30 pm

And this metal-cased Winasmoke currently on ebay US is clearly a Firman product. See four metal Firman wall machines.
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