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Superior confection Gold Award Bell identified

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:48 am
by coppinpr
Lovely machine, made by Charles Fey, in San Francisco, but I've tried doing what it says at the top and it doesn't work for me. :NBG:
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Superior Confection Gold Award Bell.

Re: really nice Fey bandit

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:02 pm
by jimmycowman
That's a nice looking machine !!CHEERS!!

Re: really nice Fey bandit

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:32 am
by brigham
The machine with everything.
Gold award, jackpot AND vender.

Re: really nice Fey bandit

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:25 am
by coppinpr
Plus alternating jackpot!

Re: really nice Fey bandit

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:05 pm
by clubconsoles
Evening Gents.
I have been in touch with the owner/ restorer of this machine.
It was not made by Chas Fey but was possibly revamped by him.
The correct name for this machine is a Superior confection Gold Award Bell from the mid 30s.
Superior Confection made machines in Columbus, Ohio.
SC went to the wall in the late 30s when the owner, Gus Snyder, died of a botched Appendix operation on 24th november 1938 whilst serving a 2 year prison sentence for tax evasion.
He was 52 years old.

Re: really nice Fey bandit

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:13 pm
by clubconsoles
Also see this fascinating link to Collectors Weekly where the only surviving Grandson to Gus, Larry Snyder, comments below the article with some interesting family history!
FYI - I would pay a king's ransom for one of these machines, they are very rare with estimates of only 1000 being built and are a hybrid of Mills and Watling parts and a very sort after Bandit that will bring in more $$$ than nearly any machine produced in the 30s!!!

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... onfections

Re: Superior confection Gold Award Bell identified

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:36 pm
by mills
An other link if you want more images....
https://retro-jackpot.fr/superior/confection

Sorry, it's write in French !!!