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Re: Aristocrat

Postby dutchboy » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:25 pm

Treefrog thanks for that, it’s playing on sixpences yes. When I was counting the awards to win I was thinking also I will miss one slide. Don’t know if I can get one over here. Probably the lower slides can’t move because of the spacers.
Don’t think it’s a keeper for me - I prefer Jennings. Maybe when he is playing well I will put him in the marketplace.

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Re: Aristocrat

Postby treefrog » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:29 pm

I’ll probably be able to help with an original aristo slide if needed, let me know once you take apart....

I do wonder if Aristocrat seems to have been the most talked about bandit manufacturer for the last 4 months and I never started any of the threads unbelievably. Come on where are the people talking about other slots? .....Maybe the Cheshire sale will get some blood reinvigorated.

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Re: Aristocrat

Postby malcymal » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:49 pm

Well the Aristo thread popularity might be due to the fact they come up more regularly for sale than other slots and are actually affordable right now; particularly good entry machines for first purchases. We generally tell folk when they ask on here about what first bandit they should buy; an Aristo or Jubilee is standard response.

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Re: Aristocrat

Postby dutchboy » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:16 pm

Here a little update about the aristocrat. I wonder now will it be a clubman or just aristocrat? Thanks to treefrog who has sent a slide and coinkicker to me. Now the machine is paying out like it should. In another post treefrog is asking to share more on the forum and he is right about that i think, altough i don’t have many machines and time for them. I will add some pictures also.
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Re: Aristocrat

Postby brigham » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:02 am

Cards, not fruit.
Probably straight from Oz, then.

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Re: Aristocrat

Postby badpenny » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:14 am

Clubmasters with cards (true Pokies) were quite common in UK in early 60s.
It is reputed that they were the favoured machine of The Krays who sited them in their pubs/clubs. Whether that was because they truly liked them or it was simply that crates of them fell off the back of a lorry somewhere in The East End, I don't know.

Sadly I've seen a few now which are clearly Arcadian mechs shoved into a case. Signs to look for being a grafted on tall coin entry and plastic cogs for the star wheels.

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Re: Aristocrat

Postby brigham » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:16 am

I never saw a 'pokie' Aristocrat in use, although I was restricted to the arcades early on. By the time I got into the 'Licensed Premises' it was all electro-mechanical consoles, with credit counters, hold-and-draw and front-mounted 'butterfly' start levers.
Bandits in NE England were either fruit or numbers, with painted-over jackpots, and were generally well-worn.

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Re: Aristocrat

Postby badpenny » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:03 pm

That was my experience as well, mainly because managers in the pub trade did as they were told and had no decision about what machines and who supplied them (still are) Even tenants (franchisees now) still are tied to the supplier either owned by the brewery or are in their back pocket.
Even a freehold owner loses control the moment they accept a (supposedly low interest) loan for refurbishment etc. they'll find themselves paying the rental, buying any licences, paying for the leccy and seeing nothing in income. It's the first thing you lose when dealing with a brewery. And JPM & Amusement Leisure are the first to visit you.

The only pub/club/restaurant operators who have the keys and keep the takings are those that truly own every aspect of the business. Hence the disappearance of the small local AWP/SWP/Juke Box suppliers these days, they can't get through the door.

I wasn't a publican until the 80s in London, but there were still plenty around who had been, their tales were worth listening to. I was told in those days if you strolled into a pub and saw a Pokie then you could safely assume the premises were either part of Reggie and Ronnies empire or the business enjoyed (gulp) the protection of "The Firm" who would visit it regularly and check all was ok while they emptied their machines.

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Re: Aristocrat

Postby dutchboy » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:34 am

This morning I was surfing around the internet and came across this picture of a New Clubman. Maybe of interest for someone.

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Re: Aristocrat

Postby coppinpr » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:20 pm

And "uncle Len" Ainsworth holding it up.


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