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Re: Job lot at auction

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:03 pm
by john t peterson
Terrific catch on the monkeys, Treefrog. Keep us up to date on the restoration, please. I love the whole package.

"Lucky Horse Shoe" was also a missed bargain. It's an extremely unusual allwin with a unique hybrid auto-pay feature peculiar to this machine. They also made a more standard manual pay-out version. Years ago, I wrote an article on this game for Jerry's AAM magazine.

J Peterson
Monkey's Uncle in America

Re: Job lot at auction

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:59 pm
by pennymachines
Yep, someone got lucky with that Lucky Horse Shoe. Great little allwin.

Well done on acquiring your arcade piece TF. I don't know the maker but maybe the owner of this one has more info:

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South Shields Museum Exhibition

Re: Job lot at auction

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:30 am
by geordy55
Most of the machines were bought by phone bidders, I would like to see their faces when they find out the condition of what they bought. I went with the intention of buying but silly prices for the condition. But I guess I now know what Treefrog looks like!

Re: Job lot at auction

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:09 pm
by coin-op
pennymachines wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:59 pm
I don't know the maker but maybe the owner of this one has more info:



South Shields Museum Exhibition
I haven't been able to ascertain the manufacturer. It's been put to me that it's Ruffler & Walker (though, if so, the mechanism bears no similarity to their better known two player games). As you can see from the pictures, the original machine name artwork (which I still have) is not at all PC, so I replaced it with artwork reading 'The climbing men' (just flagging the point that the machine was never produced under the name '..climbing men')

I'd be interested to see a pic of your machine mechanism T as mine has a rod lying in the base of the cabinet which I haven't managed to place - although the machine mechanism functions; so curious about that!

Re: Job lot at auction

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:17 pm
by JC
Coin-op, I remember you and I discussed this machine when you first acquired it - didn't one of us suggest Myers, or am I thinking of something else?

Re: Job lot at auction

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:17 pm
by coin-op
JC wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:17 pm
Coin-op, I remember you and I discussed this machine when you first acquired it - didn't one of us suggest Myers, or am I thinking of something else?
I vaguely remember a conversation, but that’s about it. Not sure if we just floated a few names as I can’t figure now why Myers proved a candidate.

Re: Job lot at auction

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:53 am
by bob
Here's a picture of a Climbing Monkeys machine in Oz with what I imagine was its original artwork.

Re: Job lot at auction

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:54 am
by gameswat
Thanks Bob, now that's more like it, that artwork makes the machine! A hundred times better than the oversize pinup girl. Maybe she's a hallucinogenic fantasy dream the climbers are having? :!?!: And looks a lot better without the glued on animals.

Re: Job lot at auction

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:58 am
by brigham
Essex made monkey climbers, but I don't think they were as wide as this one. More like a crane-size case.

Re: Job lot at auction

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:31 am
by treefrog
gameswat wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:54 am
Thanks Bob, now that's more like it, that artwork makes the machine! A hundred times better than the oversize pinup girl. Maybe she's a hallucinogenic fantasy dream the climbers are having? :!?!: And looks a lot better without the glued on animals.
Me suspects this one has lost a lot of the original stuff as there is no features on the main field like trees and rock structures like the one coinop has and auction one. Also artwork looks fresh to me and maybe more like an Aussie coastline ;-)

Coinop will get some pictures inside and would be great to get pictures of the coin return and coin entry for the two coin play as I can see what has been done to bypass this, just don’t know what may be missing. Cheers.

Yes, Essex made them and there are lots of pictures on another thread of these. One sold last year at Reeman Dansie for around £2k last year.