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Re: Circle Skill and variants

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:42 pm
by arrgee
Let's hear what you have to say atticbrowser, go for it......(although not coin op but I used to love those View-Master viewers!)

Re: Circle Skill and variants

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:44 pm
by arrgee
What a plonker I am, I see you already have ! :dammit:

Re: Circle Skill and variants

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:19 pm
by pennymachines
Searching for something on the Patents page I found GB351399: Improvements in Coin-Freed Delivery Apparatus applied for in 1930 by Charles Knight of 585, Seven Sisters Road, Tottenham, London. I posted a picture of this game to this topic in 2015.

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Re: Circle Skill and variants

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:03 pm
by daveslot
I used to own this machine. It only paid out a single cig, not a packet like the patent suggests.

Circle Skill Machine

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:58 pm
by brianh
Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

Hi all

I notice on the EH auction for this coming Sunday there is a Circus Skill Machine which looks interesting. Having not looked at one of these before though, it's silly questions time - I'm a bit confused at the workings. As you will see from the pics there appear to be 3 prize drawers but only 2 award chutes inside. Is it something obvious in that the middle one is missing or does the centre section have another function? !PUZZLED!

Re: Circus Skill Machine

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:39 pm
by gameswat
Yes the middle column is missing from the Circle Skill, you can see the mark where it was screwed at the top and the two empty holes.

Re: Circus Skill Machine

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:05 pm
by brianh
Thanks Gameswat, thought that might be the case but wondered if I was missing something (apart from the tubes!). Do you by any chance know what this machine was designed to pay out? Would it be cigs for example? Sorry to be so thick but haven't seen one of these before.

Re: Circus Skill Machine

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:36 pm
by gameswat
Brianh, yes small packets of cigarettes. They are usually nice quality machines. Though less skill required than the name would suggest as the ball tends to drop very quickly though the pinfield with little chance of aiming it into a cup! I always preferred trying to keep the ball in the pinfield for as long as possible. I could sometimes make the play last up to 45 seconds when I had my wits about me. |/XX\|

Re: Circus Skill Machine

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:51 pm
by bryans fan
The above link* leads you to all you need to know about Circle Skill machines. Not sure about Circus Skill ones though. :lol:

*Link removed and topic merged - Site Admin.

Re: Circus Skill Machine

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:15 pm
by brianh
:woops: :oops: Sorry, is of course Circle not Circus! Blame my dislexic fingers again. :HaHa: