Any owner would be pleased with such a machine, so easy to understand previous posters' frustrations & I'm sure the forum owners/moderators will see the posts.
That's right, and for the sole purpose of preventing ill-feeling produced by transactions like this.coppinpr wrote:I thought we had a policy of NOT buying or selling through posts!
This is also in the second paragraph (in red) of the User Agreement acknowledged when members join the site.Please do not use the Forum to advertise items "Wanted" or "For Sale". Such postings will be deleted. If you wish to sell items on this site, please post them in the Auction or Market.
That was exactly my feelings on the matter, with so many interested parties the machine would have reached its true value. That is why I believe live Auctions are the best, like Coventry and NOT Ebay.pennymachines wrote:What's more, although I'm not privy to the details, the vendor might have profited greatly by allowing those interested to compete for it in the Auction.
I second that - welcome beanieboybadpenny wrote:I suggest we all accept beanieboy as a valuable addition to our membership and move on.
I have (long term) plans to fully integrate the Auction/Market into a single registration process, making them easier for members to use. A more consistent Forum posting policy can then be applied. I shall also probably re-instigate the system which holds first posts by new members for moderator approval. This will save them from falling foul of the rules and is also bulletproof against Spam. I might have done so already, but it requires major changes to the current set-up.badpenny wrote:At the same time we behind the scenes should revisit the Stickies and also make it easier not to contravene policies.
Hi, Andy.andydotp wrote:Raj's pic is a great looking example of one of the last fully mechanical machines Mills Bell-O-Matic (Reno) made.
The model looks like a Four Reel Deluxe Chrome with the light up front panels, 1958 I thought but, to credit the Blue Book, 1959.
There's a Coin Slot or Loose Change article somewhere if anyone's interested.
Bell-O-Matic, I had always assumed, was a later name for the Mills corporation, especially when they move from Chicago to Reno, but interestingly, as the decal below suggests, they were distributors, although they could still have been part of the Mills Corporation.youngerap wrote:I have never heard of the Bell-o-Matic, but it is a good looking machine and I would like to read that article.