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Shefras history

Postby coppinpr » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:33 pm

Ive just finished a new section for the www.penny-arcade.info site about Shefras, not easy ,their history is foggy and clouded in places,BUT I found a few interesting things not well known. Like all web sites there will be mistakes and any corrections will be welcome.

My main reason for this post is to ask if anyone has any photos of the two new allwin machines issued by Morris Shefras in 1953. " Double Diamond" and "Double Diamond" deluxe, these are interesting as they not only had variable payouts selectable by the operator but variable types of payout. The default DD came with 9 cups ,4 paid cigarettes and 5 paid 1d ,the DD Deluxe was listed as a "24 cup sized machine with 20 cups "(?) 9 paying cigs and 11 paying 1d .Id really like to add photos of these if anyone has any,full credit given to the contributor :cool:

https://www.penny-arcade.info/the-shefras-collection-

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Re: Shefras history

Postby arrgee » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:29 pm

Found these images Paul in my archives taken from fleebay back in 2008, not particularly good images, but hope they will help, the original ad said the machine was from 1953, can pm you files if required.
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Re: Shefras history

Postby coppinpr » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:45 pm

those are perfect,thanks very much!
Im in the middle of an email conversation with Michael Shefras MBE , Michael is the son of Morris Shefras and worked at the company from 1947 to 1990, a lot of interesting new info that is being added as I go along.(im hoping for photos if possible)

Thanks again for the photos,a machine Id like to see ,I wonder what it sold for on Ebay back then.

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Re: Shefras history

Postby coppinpr » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:08 pm

I recently added this flyer to the Shefras history page on www.penny-arcade.info
Made by Shields and supplied by Philip Shafras it looks to be an interesting and complex machine but what really made me smile was the selling point listed on the flyer
"Simply Beat Fulham to win" :lol:
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Re: Shefras history

Postby arrgee » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:25 pm

coppinpr wrote:I wonder what it sold for on Ebay back then
Sold for £432 !! which would be around £570 today, according to the Bank of England inflation calculator

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Re: Shefras history

Postby treefrog » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:47 pm

coppinpr wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:45 pm
those are perfect,thanks very much!
Im in the middle of an email conversation with Michael Shefras MBE , Michael is the son of Morris Shefras and worked at the company from 1947 to 1990, a lot of interesting new info that is being added as I go along.(im hoping for photos if possible)

Thanks again for the photos,a machine Id like to see ,I wonder what it sold for on Ebay back then.
Sounds exciting, would be great to get info on the two ventures. Also any info on the so called Mystery Allwins and confirm if from their stable....keep us posted !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Shefras history

Postby coppinpr » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:46 pm

I'm waiting for clarification but the info I have so far is that Morris sub contracted to have his machines made and Philip did NOT make allwins. As to Philip also contracting out for machines, as I said, waiting for more info. Just posted a great photo of Morris and his sons on the Shefras page of the site courtesy of his grandson Ian.

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Re: Shefras history

Postby pennymachines » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:36 pm

Some more pictures.
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Shefras family
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Morris Shefras & wife
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Morris Shefras & others
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Shefras Sweets allwin
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Shefras Sweets allwin

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Re: Shefras history

Postby coppinpr » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:52 pm

Thanks Mr P. !THUMBS!

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Re: Shefras history

Postby coppinpr » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:16 pm

Has anyone any info (hopefully a photo) of this machine called "Colourwin" which appeared on a Morris Shefras flyer? Hard to see, but might resemble a Brenner Past the Arrow on the playfield in some ways, although it seems to have an unusual ball run (not a circle).
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