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Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Postby pennymachines » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:15 pm

Are they just for show though? They're sealed between backboard and glass.

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Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Postby coppinpr » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:16 pm

Is it just a clever way of displaying the denomination to be used? I've never seen one but it looks like the coin/token that gets played runs along the top of the row of tokens/coins. If you look at the photo of the "Ice Hockey" version above it shows a long row of what looks like small coins. !PUZZLED!

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Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Postby pennymachines » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:05 pm

Yes, it was probably just a way of displaying what the machine would pay out (which could originally have been mixed value tokens or 10 Pfennig coins). As German games often did pay from a coin run, players would have known what it indicated. The two discs in play are a bit smaller than a 10 Pfennig and have holes in their centres.
http://www.antik-automaten.ch/renovatio ... sball.html
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Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Postby coppinpr » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:16 am

Interesting that the last model they made, the 1957 JoJo, did away with the row of coins/tokens in favour of the usual German catalogue of instructions. Compare the number of words used on "Ice Hockey" to those on "JoJo".


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