My interest in English/arcade/slots originated through school holidays in Torbay and an Uncle with an arcade on a Caravan Site.
Then in 74 I went to work in Spain for a few years teaching English as a foreign language. This was in Pamplona where they run the bulls through the streets every July San Fermin
This was just before Franco died so gambling apart from the daily lottery was forbidden (yeah right!).
As every other doorway was a Bar the quantity of pin-tables and jukeboxes was phenomenal.
By far the most encountered jukebox was The Petaco Rennotte.
A great jukebox for a small bar, it didn't take up a lot of room and easily filled a small venue with music, and all for a low level capital investment.
The intriguing attraction was the way the visible mechanism selected the play.
Looking at the records you can see there are 30 singles each one placed on a metal platter.
Each platter is a slightly smaller diameter than the one above.
Consequently the stack is the shape of an inverted cone.
Positioned around the turntable are three telescopic vertical rods. These raise to lift the stack at the chosen record to be played allowing the arm to swing in underneath the stack of records raised in the air ... heart stopping!
The downside is that it can only play one side, although they did bring out a later model that got around that problem it was The 100, self explanatory name.
When I went back to Spain a few years afterwards they were all gone, obviously a massive update with transistorised amps and LCD displays had displaced them.
I wonder how this one survived and ended up here.
Has anyone come across one in UK?
Long may it survive.