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Re: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines

Postby treefrog » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:35 am

Thought I would add to this thread and have a terrible picture of the machine. At least a month ago a greyhound variant machine sold on eBay for £340, but who made this machine, I was told it is a British manufacturer !PUZZLED! I know it is probably not whales, but added it here as a countertop disc machine with the greyhound theme
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Re: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines

Postby pennymachines » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:26 pm

I think I've seen one or two of these mystery single slot 'Greyhound' spinners. What makes you think it's not Whales? The graphics and theme are identical to the Clement and Whales Greyhounds. Maybe it predates their collaboration on the Caille-copy Commercials and Greyhounds. Something about the cabinet reminds me of their early post-war allwins, even the turning handle, hinges, slot and coin cup could have come straight off a Whales allwin.

The mechanism is not dissimilar to an Essex Corn Exchange.

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Re: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines

Postby john t peterson » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:35 pm

It looks like a "dog" to me. :lol:

(Tip of the hat to BP, the pun master.)

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Re: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines

Postby treefrog » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:40 pm

I stopped myself going for it as needed a lot of work. See what you mean by the Whales possible conversion as the coin cup also looks like whales, although had probably an old repair after losing the cup.

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Re: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines

Postby pennymachines » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:49 pm

Yes, I think the cup surround looks right - probably just the cup itself got mashed.
This doggie would clean up nicely and less to go wrong than a Commercial.

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Re: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines

Postby gameswat » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:52 pm

pennymachines wrote:The mechanism is not dissimilar to an Essex Corn Exchange.
Yes PM, looks very close to one of the Essex future pay series. Only a small pic though, so I couldn't say much as my eyes aren't what they once were. :o

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Re: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines

Postby pennymachines » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:29 am

I wonder if it worked on the future pay system, with the little tote dividend window indicating what would be received on the next turn. Either way, it occurs to me that the little window is required on this game (as there is no other indication of payouts), but it's unnecessary on the more familiar Greyhound Stadium (which shows payouts on the coin head). That's another reason to suspect this was a forerunner of the 5 way betting version.

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Re: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines

Postby gameswat » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:57 am

Looks almost the same mech. But due to the shorter case the delay dashpot is mounted to the upper right as opposed to lower in this Essex Stock Exchange. Also of note the payout cup is mounted into the cash door which is something Essex did.
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Re: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines

Postby pennymachines » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:06 pm

Trawling through some of my old photos, I found these images to add to the thread. Three were taken on a Polaroid Land Camera. Remember those?
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Re: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines

Postby badpenny » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:38 pm

Off Topic !SORRY! ..... but I only discovered recently that Polaroid cameras were called Land Camera because the inventor was ...... errr ... Mr. Land. !!SUICIDAL!!


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