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Re: BMCo. Wizard allwin

Postby pennymachines » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:03 pm

Yes, those are the original supports. The others (London Brackets) are modern replacements.

Sheet plastics didn't come into common use until after the war and yet many BMCo. allwins, like the auto-pay games, and others (none of which were built after the war), invariably have plastic flashes. Many little mysteries about these machines remain. I don't know what plastic it is either - I guess acrylic, as this was commercialized in the early 1930s. Also BMCo. flashes don't seem to degrade like the Oliver Whales '50s material, which might be acetate?
bugdust wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:59 am
Do you know when the factory's move from brass to steel components occurred?
No, but an educated guess would be the mid 1930s, because Frederick Bolland injected money into BMCo. around this time to keep it afloat. They would have been looking to cut costs. The Wizard was built in 1933.

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