Ruffler & Walker allwin payout knob

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Ruffler & Walker allwin payout knob

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Hi
My Fill Em Up allwin is missing its knob!!!!! :lol:
With little chance of finding another genuine payout knob, I'm wondering if anyone have found, or used a similar knob (maybe door knob, or drawer knob) that wouldn't look out of place on the front of this machine!!! I need anything just until I find a genuine one... Off to B&Q to sample door handles to see if they'll fit..
Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Wasn't this one that finished on ebay the other day, decided not to bid on this as there was no handle....also the other types of these machines have hinges and this machine appears to lack them, but if the lock is on the left the hinges should be on the right, unless I am missing something !PUZZLED!
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I passed on this also, the seller said it was in working order (How?) and didn't know what else was missing. Anyway to answer the question, I have no idea where a similar knob might be found, unless some generous soul on the forum has one.
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The first of these machines I was offered had a round brass door knob substituted for the handle. I thought it looked OK at the time, but I'd not seen another to compare. It did the job - you need to get plenty of purchase on the handle to turn the heavy payout mechanism. R&W Ice Hockey uses identical handles (not that that will help).
It's possible this one never had hinges. There is some variation in the cabinet design of these.
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Hi Guys,
Yes it was the one on ebay. Apart from the missing knob, everything else is complete.. and despite being filled with the largest range of dead spiders and covered in cobwebs galore, the thing works. Balls flick round, and when a column is filled it trips all the balls and allows the payout, which I currently have a large screwdriver pushed thru and fixed to mech behind. As for that horrible paint (surely these were not painted in that colour!!!!), but I don't care, as I started to scrape off from the front and it has the original lovely wood under it. Case is in good condition, a few worm holes, so treated today. As for the playfield, the backflash and chrome and tracks are perfect, and polish up a treat.
Always wanted one of these, gonna clean it and keep this one!
If I can't get the original knob, I'll make do until one comes along! Anyone got one!! :lol:
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I'm sure you'll make it look good when you have tidied it up... !THUMBS! .... Hope you don't mind me asking what kind of money this is worth?.... I have an old mate who has offered me a What's My Line for 500 smackers... It's in good nick and all working, so I'm tempted to snaffle it off him before he changes his mind!! !!ESCAPE!!
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If you know the machine, are satisfied it's all complete and in good nick, then I'd buy it. Saves you the hassle of risking an unknown one plus collecting or paying for delivery, perhaps commission as well. !THUMBS!
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£500....even in the very depressed market at the moment, a fair price. The last one I sold went for £725 last year.
The R&W Giant allwins are very well made and as long as the back flash does not get too tatty, will last forever. I've just bought a Your's to be won win a cig, almost mint, to go in the 'not to be sold' ( for a while at least) :D collection.
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I think these are great - like a Bradley's Challenger combined with the fun of an allwin.
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£500 for the R&W is a very good price. Recent ones on ebay went for 580, but I think they are worth more! My one has been stripped tonight, ready for cleaning. What I didn't know when I went to collect this machine was just how much bigger they are than my "dwarfed" Bryans!! This Fill Em Up is HUGE and weighs a ton (compared with my cute Elevenses!!!!) :D

My advice: go buy your friend's machine!
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