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Re: Steer a Ball - only not the usual!

Postby cheeky » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:30 am

pennymachines wrote:See full-sized version of Road Safety in the Museum.
This is the one I remember in Barrons arcade in Great Yarmouth. Before it closed in 2007, there were loads of vintage machines including Ahrens etc. I knew the family so it came as a bit of a surprise when it closed although I knew there were issues. The machines were 'carried out' almost immediately but to this day I have not been able to trace that lucky buyer. Someone has an awful lot of quality machines though and I know they went for a song. !PUZZLED!

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Re: Spenser Bolland Road Safety identified

Postby treefrog » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:55 pm

Another one finished tonight for a monkey, so perhaps there are more out there.

vintage road safety coin operated arcade game
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Re: Spenser Bolland Road Safety identified

Postby slotalot » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:17 am

treefrog wrote:Another one finished tonight for a monkey, so perhaps there are more out there
Found another!! !!HYSTERIA!!
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Re: Spenser Bolland Road Safety identified

Postby badpenny » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:27 am

Is that a bumper car you're driving Stuart?

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Re: Spenser Bolland Road Safety identified

Postby slotalot » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:50 am

DAMN!!!
How did you know it was me? :lol:

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Bollands Road Safety penny machine

Postby gabbyy » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:35 pm

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Bollands Road Safety penny machine

How collectable is the above machine? Thank you

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Re: Spenser Bolland Road Safety identified

Postby brigham » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:56 am

How collectable?
You may need a tail-lift!

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Re: Spenser Bolland Road Safety identified

Postby moonriver » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:19 pm

Super heavy machine and a lot of locks. I had the mechanical version which wasn't feasible to operate as there was a series of steps to go through after inserting coin that the public simply couldn't grasp how to operate. The electromechanical version looks more simple to play.

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Re: Spenser Bolland Road Safety identified

Postby treefrog » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:33 pm

Not sure it is worth £1250 or anywhere near. Many seem to have sold on eBay and at the Elephant over the years for between £400 and £600.....and most collectors would prefer the non electric version I suspect. I was almost tempted by the Steer a Coin by Inness on eBay the other day a bargain by comparison. :shock:

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Re: Spenser Bolland Road Safety identified

Postby moonriver » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:30 pm

I would also have bought the Steer a Coin, but it was too far away. They are quite a bargain at a couple of hundred pounds.
From memory I think I bought my Road Safety (mechanical) machine for £280 and later sold it around £400 but they aren't the same beast to play at all because the playfield is too compact and isn't large enough for the ball as it moves around too quickly. They were made to be operated on the motorway service station sites.
In comparison, Steer a Coin, operating on a large coin such as an old penny is able to roll quite a distance from side to side and is a fun game to play. They take really good money when operated.


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