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French allwin machine

Postby santelmann » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:11 pm

Just bought a nice package of machines this week :cool:

There is a early french circle skill machine, like an allwin. Tax plate is from 1914.
Before attacked by showmen with paint and "nice ideas" it seemed to be a machine from high quality.
Comparable machines are:
"Le Turf", L`inconnu , L´auto.
Machine "Le Casino" has an comparable cabinet.

I´m searching for pictures of inner side from playfield. I think tere are no great differences between this two column machines.
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Re: French allwin machine

Postby pennymachines » Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:22 pm

Congratulations on the package!
As you say, looks like a good quality early French allwin under that paint. I've edited your topic title to "allwin", as in the UK a "Circle Skill" is a game with a rotatable pinned disc.

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Re: French allwin machine

Postby santelmann » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:42 pm

Thanks for edit, pennymachines! :cool:

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Re: French allwin machine

Postby santelmann » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:41 pm

Have removed blue and red paint in large amounts :burp:
The wooden case shows some scratches...normal for a over 100 year old machine.

There is still a lot of work to reconstruct the playfield.
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Re: French allwin machine

Postby pennymachines » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:40 pm

Wow! What a transformation! :o Hard to believe it's the same game. Well done. !!THUMBSX2!!
Was the shaped top not part of the original cabinet?

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Re: French allwin machine

Postby santelmann » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:50 pm

Hi PM! :cool:
I think the top is not original, but very old. There was no red or blue paint under the enamel sign.
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The playfield seemed to become the hardest part. Here a mirrored picture of the wooden plate. The white rings marked holes. Two colums pick up three balls, the fourth activate the payout system.
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This one is the same system:
https://www.arcade-history.com/?n=le-tu ... l&id=26037


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