1956 Chicago Coin Steam Shovel

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1956 Chicago Coin Steam Shovel

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Very reluctant sale.
Details in the Pennymachines Market.
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Re: 1956 Chicago Coin Steam Shovel

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Strewth Slotalot, you really worked your magic on that one.
It is truly a superb machine, witnessed by the fact you couldn't get Sally or me off the thing when we last visited.

Would you take a pinball in part ex? It was restored to the same exacting standards. :lol:

One thing's for sure, being such a serious piece of kit and in museum condition it will only go to a serious collector so you are assured of its future.
Not to detract from your advert, its legs remind me of this photo of one of our forum members. It was taken when he was into much less dangerous activities like mountain climbing whilst smoking.
Can anyone guess who he is?
Be kind and remember that back then it wasn't easy to get a sex change operation on The NHS when he was a little girl.
He's now one of our most active contributors to The Forum.

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I hope your machine sells painlessly S. and that the new owner is nearer to Lincoln, so Sally and I can continue to play it.

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On the contrary, it would look fantastic standing next to your newly acquired pinball machine, !THUMBS! Trust me, I know this from experience.
Given a choice I would have liked to keep it, but an unexpected short fall in festive funds means something has to go. Unless as Mr Micawber says “something is bound to turn up” and save it. :!?!:
As to the rock climber? I know for a fact it was not me, but he looks like a young Mick Jagger! !WHOOPS!
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Is the lad wearing tights or are his legs just cold?? :shock:

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It was taken when he was into much less dangerous activities like mountain climbing whilst smoking.
Surely you mean rock climbing while smoking and wearing very shear stockings and suspenders. Looks like the other guy (?) in the photo would be only too happy to "follow up behind".
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:woops: :woops: !!ESCAPE!!
CHEERS BP !!CHEERS!!
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Yes, following his failure as a male model Andy was captured and sent to Or-strlalee-ah, where he is still in hiding. Own up Andy who was the other guy and did you both live happily ever after?

We need answers and demand them now!
slotalot wrote:Given a choice, I would have liked to keep it, but an unexpected short fall in festive funds means something has to go. Unless as Mr Micawber says “something is bound to turn up” and save it. :!?!:
I understand that need as I think we all do. I suggest you Youtube it running and link it from here, as it has to be seen running in order to get any idea of its impressivelynessivity.
You don't mention if the 72 cubic gallons of lentils come with it.

Again sad but a superb opportunity for someone, especially in a vintage arcade, a real child puller. (Oops! is it safe to say that in these times?)
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Good one BP, I never thought of linking the video !!JUNK!! Just goes to show how much I don't want it to go !!SUICIDAL!!
As for the 72 cubic gallons of lentils.... we may be having them for Christmas day lunch :dammit: ..lol.
So here it is, the full and truthful story of my machine :oops:

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Great music too Slotalot!
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Re: 1956 Chicago Coin Steam Shovel

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Hi Slotalot.

Apologies for reaching out this way.

I’ve just purchased (today) a steam shovel unit myself and I’m having a few technical issues with weight calibration and getting the bucket to close every time.

Can I contact you somehow to discuss possible remedies?

Thanks,

Neil
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