I have had it over 18 years. It has sat on my bedroom floor for the last 15. It all works and pays correctly. I am very glad that I did.
Of course what he should have said in the description was...........
It all worked and paid out correctly when I started using it as something to put my washing on; on my bedroom floor 15 years ago, so when you come to collect it I shall then put a penny in it and we'll both see if it still does.
Never mind after a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake we came to an agreement.
This is a piccy off a German Arcade Site: - Mine has professionally silk screened graphics and looks to have been made to run on English pennies. The fruit symbols are an addition as the original number strips are underneath.
The mech in situ. The case and door are solid hard wood (oak?) only the back is ply. The handle has a Gunther Wulff type knob, in fact much of the machine seems to have their influence, or is it the other way round? Although the mech also looks quite similar to a Gunther Wulff there are some very obvious differences. Firstly it's not made of "monkey metal" but is solidly cast. It uses vertical fingers against holed plates to detect payouts, although there are three different spinners one for each reel, unlike an American three reeler.
However the clock mech is similar except it's at the top. The cash box is really interesting (did I just say "the cash box is really interesting"??? Oh my god I am getting nerdy!) In so much there is a tunnel built through it for the winning coins to travel to the tray. If you lost the box you'd be buggered.
As for the fact that the whole cycle of the mech was out of cycle and it all seemed to foul itself up with each moving bit tripping over its neighbour.
All it needed was the two Allen Keys slackening off (circled in white) and the metal bar behind knocking down quarter of an inch and all was well again.
Now it's oiled and adjusted it is a very sweet mech and runs nicely again. I've only got to twiddle around with the drop latches on the locks a bit and it'll be all ready for its pride of place at the back of the compost heap!
There seems to be very little (in English) about H.J. Bud-Monheim, can anyone throw any light?
Also do you think the old green sofa is looking a bit tired now?