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Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Postby treefrog » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:21 pm

Thought I would add the recent Gunther Wulff electro machine the Elektromat that sat on eBay for a week. I see there are a few videos from Germany of them operating and as per previous posts on the site are a favoured machine by a few here. Never seen one before and like many was tempted, but £550 is still in my pocket :D

Was a close call though as it looked a good game play, even if a little scary on the electric front.....when will we see another?
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Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Postby brigham » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:04 am

Looks pretty basic, electrically.
Is it actually a gambler? I had dismissed it as a fortune-teller, and didn't bid.

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Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Postby badpenny » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:05 am

If it had been around £375 then I'd have probably gone for it.

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Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Postby coppinpr » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:45 pm

In typical Wulff style he made 4 machines in this style using the same electrics, different glass, 3 in 1952, the Revue (above) which is perhaps the best glass,

Fussball
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Ice Hockey
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Then in 1957 the rather nasty "JoJo" in a re vamped case
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go to www.penny-arcade.info to see more Wulff machines and while your there check out our new "Trade Stimulators" page :lol:

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Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Postby pennymachines » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:27 pm

I would have jumped at it (if I hadn't already got one). I think they're great and unlike many electro-mechanicals, not too complicated. Part of the charm which you can't really see in the video - as the timer counts down each light-up disk reveals a different bathing beauty.


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Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Postby badpenny » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:14 pm

What dictates a winner? Is it just a random stop?

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Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Postby pennymachines » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:33 pm

It pays out when you get both discs lodged over the contacts at the bottom of the pin-field. The sooner you achieve this, the more you win, because the payout then fires as each window lights up. As far as 'skill' goes, it's just a matter of shooting the discs back up over the pins as quickly as possible.

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Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Postby treefrog » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:40 pm

I noticed on German models there appears also to be what looks like a token chute at the bottom, is this what it is and do they exist on U.K. machines and what triggers them?

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Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Postby pennymachines » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:52 pm

That's always been a mystery to me, because there doesn't seem to be any means of feeding tokens into the channel. I wonder if it's a remnant of a design plan which was abandoned early on. :!?!:

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Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Postby treefrog » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:04 pm

No I can see that below, there is also one on YouTube with tokens I think
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