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Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:05 pm
by cleantex
Hi Guys,

I just found a flyer about the original machine in the States!?!? If it arrive, I will put a scan also in here. Still missing some technical description. This could really be a great candidate for some replica.

Best Greetings,

Armand.

Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:50 pm
by badpenny
Hey ... well done, look forward to it!

Badpenny

Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:19 pm
by slotalot
Hello all, :D This is an American version of Wheel Em In from 1993. Looks like a close match to the UK model we all remember from the 1960s, but I think :-? it pays out in tickets, not cash? :tarah: slotalot.

Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:41 pm
by cleantex
Yes, you're right. This is the new generation "replica" from Bromley. But it's electronic, so the inside is not so much our machine.
When you read this column about former boss of Streets Automatic Machine Co Ltd., this could explicate the remake in the States: Breaks Is Latest Recipient Of Mary Openshaw Award

I found a small video about the Bromley version:



Greetings,

Armand.

Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:02 pm
by cleantex
And here is the flyer, he arrived today from the States in perfect conditions.
I am also on the trace from the former boss of Streets Automatic Machines, Shane Breaks.
He lives in France and perhaps possible to catch some more informations, or best, documents.

Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:11 pm
by badpenny
Nice one .... let us know how you get on.

Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:57 am
by pennymachines
Great poster. I've copied it to Resources.

Hmmn... 5ft x 6ft 3" x 4ft 9". I think there's room for one of these in the kitchen...

Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:10 pm
by malcymal
Great flyer, well done. Basically what they are trying to say is "this machine will fleece your customers in very little time and you will coin it!". Much appreciated, I will try and get down to Pagham and get a video of this machine working which is still in use. The machine is still in operation at the Pagham amusement arcade, West Sussex and was manufactured in 1973 (got a label on it) and in a yellow casing paying 2, 4 or 6 coins flying down the glass. Will try my best, know how amusement arcades are twitchy with cameras.

Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:43 pm
by cleantex
Hey Guys,

Always nothing from the inside ?

On my side I found some puzzle parts and put some more informations in my (German) forum.
http://www.antik-automaten.de/wbb2/thre ... 73#post873

I'm Luxembourgish, as you know, but most of my collector friends are in Germany, for this the language issue.

What found I out ?

First, some informations about Streets family in the coin slot magazine from 1982.
Second, that the name before was WIN-A-LOT, but was changed due to doggies. !DOH!
Third, some speculations:
Because even after intense patent research, nothing about Streets brothers and game machines. I think that anyway most part of mechanism was behind and lower as the playing field. I guess that the payout was made with such kind of sliding mechanism, but not with coil, because
you should hear the noise at the payout. Possible alternate could have been a turning disc with holes for the coins, driven by main motor and with some cam wheels and release levels on the same axle. Just speculations. More interesting, I found a Japanese patent, much later (they often made it much later after the
real inventor) that show exactly coin transport between 2 conveyor belts to a higher level.

So, grab your cam, and prove that I am talking bullsheet :***
Seems to me some grammatical error in the preceding :idea:

Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:16 am
by pennymachines
Yeah malcymal - put your camcorder where your mouth is. Or just a bit above it. :D