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Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

Postby coppinpr » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:57 pm

I think you will find most vendors are open fronted on all makes of early machines. That was in fact the object - you were pretending to be vending a product, not running a gambling machine. :D
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Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

Postby treefrog » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:29 am

Funny old topic this one, as there are probably hundreds of machines that could be called rare, but I have always had an appeal to quirky and rare and especially associated with machines used in the U.K. (erm and Australia ;-) )

I was digging through some old pictures I captured of sold machines I use to track in the days when selling on eBay was possible and the below machine really appealed to me, on old penny, based on a good, old machine with a nice British twist with a football theme. An early Jennings Dutch boy on penny with football reel strips. Never seen another and looked that part... I should have bought it. dirtdog I wonder if it ended up getting stripped, polished and having replacement strips. :#:
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Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

Postby coppinpr » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:12 am

I made replacement reel strips for this (or one like it) for a collector a couple of years ago. (I thought I still had them on file but might have lost them in a computer crash last year so can't post, a pity). As Tom says, really unusual set up, the original strips had the Samson (London) maker's name on them.

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Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

Postby treefrog » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:41 am

Well if it was the same machine, the strips looked great and nicely aged, case in point if the same.

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Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

Postby coppinpr » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:07 pm

No, these were gone. I had trouble identifying some of the artwork in fact.

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Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

Postby daveslot » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:07 pm

I own that machine. Unfortunately someone had started to strip it. I left it for years as I liked it as it was. Then had room for it in the arcade so did strip the rest of the paint off. Then had a new reward card made. Obviously I left the original strips on as they are amazing tinplate strips dated 1924. Never seen any others.
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Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

Postby watlingman » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:25 pm

Beautiful machine, it would definitely make my top shelf display. !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

Postby daveslot » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:28 pm

Anybody seen one of these before. Jennings Victoria with 1d/50c escalator.
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Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

Postby treefrog » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:45 pm

Peacock and jackpot Victoria... Peacock is in Australia museum with poker strips.
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Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

Postby daveslot » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:24 pm

The two you have pictured are not particularly rare. It was the Victoria C (I think it's a C) with escalator I thought was rare. The escalator is quite different to the normal chain driven affair.


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