Bell-Fruit Manufacturing Co. bandits

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Re: bell fruit Nevada mech on Ebay

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This Bell fruit machine has a similar mech. I always assumed they were built from old Pace mechs.


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Re: bell fruit Nevada mech on Ebay

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They are a bit optimistic expecting £178 for an old mech missing bits. I would expect the whole machine for that, in fact that is closer to what they go for...

For some reason these machines have never appealed to me, but if I had one it would be the smaller rotary escalator version, with good chrome of course and non flaking graphics..the handles are the best bit
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Re: Bell-Fruit Manufacturing Co. bandits

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Another Model 7-T Tic Tac Toe seen on eBay a few weeks ago.
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Re: Bell-Fruit Manufacturing Co. bandits

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This Bell-Fruit Gemeni Jack sold for £240 at Arthur Johnson & Sons last week.
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Re: Bell-Fruit Manufacturing Co. bandits

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Watney's Red Barrel!!

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I haven't bought a machine in ages...but I just couldn't turn this one down. I've always regretted selling a Bell-Fruit "Flowers Brewery" themed machine some years ago and have had my eye out for a replacement, and I've been lucky enough to buy this classic "Watneys Red Barrel" version. The chrome looks good and I can make the new glasses. I have high hopes for it.
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Re: Watney's Red Barrel!!

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Looks prime and luckily the chrome looks a cracker…..good luck |/XX\|
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Re: Watney's Red Barrel!!

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Nice slot, is it from the sixties?
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Re: Watney's Red Barrel!!

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I now have the machine, and I love it. It works fine but needs a good clean, the chrome is great and only needs a polish, I might spray the case. I don't remember the other one I used to own having this payout set up. only one slide, a single barrel shifts the slide halfway and pays 2 (advertised as "doubles your money" ) three of a kind shifts the slide all the way and hits a switch firing a solenoid and paying a token.No other payouts. loads of 6d coins and tokens inside.
Thought Id make a start on the belly glass and,as usual, went on the finish it. :lol: A terrible beer for sure..but an icon of the 60's and 70's !!CHEERS!!
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Re: Watney's Red Barrel!!

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Good job on the glass. Looks great. Must get myself a bandit some time. I have never owned one!
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