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geofflove
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‘In need of restoration’

Postby geofflove » Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:50 am

Read ‘in need of the actual workings’. :HaHa:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Ro ... 1438.l2649
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treefrog
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Re: ‘In need of restoration’

Postby treefrog » Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:49 am

Although it still has two key components that are fragile and difficult to get, the handle assembly and coin acceptor. If these are good, they are invaluable for a restoration of your pride and joy.

Over the years I built up spares from breakers just like this and you have to pay good money to get them. I have none of these parts now and was tempted myself, but they would not ship, but now I see they do ;-)

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Re: ‘In need of restoration’

Postby geofflove » Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:08 pm

Oh I totally get that there’s value in the item for rare parts. I was just amused as the idea of ‘in need of restoration’ when they main part of it isn’t there.... maybe that’s just my sense of humour!

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Re: ‘In need of restoration’

Postby treefrog » Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:10 pm

:HaHa: Yes indeed, I would have just explained what you're getting.....hopefully no one will be filling enough to bid believing they will get a complete machine.

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Re: ‘In need of restoration’

Postby jimmycowman » Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:22 pm

Same seller sold this for £246 a lot of worm but seemed cheap enough. Is it a Win a Cig?
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Re: ‘In need of restoration’

Postby geofflove » Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:04 am

Yes. Very similar to a ‘Players Please’ one I used to have.

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Re: ‘In need of restoration’

Postby pennymachines » Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:52 pm

There seem to be (at least) two distinct versions.
I believe Philip Shefras sold the version with a manual cigarette release mechanism (like the out-of-focus ebay example above):

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Philip Shefras

Your Players Please has the automatic cigarette release mechanism and was marketed by Morris Shefras:


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Amusement Machine Mart - Morris Shefras

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Re: ‘In need of restoration’

Postby jimmycowman » Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:46 pm

Same seller sold these. They look the same maker. Does anyone know who?
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Re: ‘In need of restoration’

Postby JC » Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:39 pm

I'd take a stab at early Oliver Whales. Does seem somewhat fortuitous that two practically identical machines have survived together for 80 odd years.


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