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Re: restoration of penny flick game

Postby pennymachines » Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:38 pm

Rigg - if you send me un-cropped, full frontal photos of your lovely pair (in suitably discrete brown paper wrapper) I'd like to put them in the Museum.

It occurs to me now - your 3 Sixes might be better described as a Bollands product - but then Bollands and BMCo. were associated concerns.
Also I've found an old photo showing the original top flash: "The VERY LATEST American Game. The 3 Sixes Amusement Only". See Museum.
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Re: Restoration of 3 Sixes

Postby rigg » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:47 am

This shows my partner, the 'Shoot to the Stars', that is about to get the restoration treatment. Any time in the next year or so... Although since discovering this site I have found new enthusiasm. Anyone seen these things before?
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Re: Restoration of 3 Sixes

Postby fredslilja » Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:36 pm

I used a French polish technique on the timber
Nice job rigg :eek: Please let us know how this French polish technique works :roll:

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Re: Restoration of 3 Sixes

Postby pennymachines » Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:19 pm

rigg wrote:this shows my partner, the 'Shoot to the Stars', that is about to get the restoration treatment. Any time in the next year or so... Although since discovering this site I have found new enthusiasm. Anyone seen these things before?
This double-event BMCo. The Way to the Moon has something in common - notice the half moon and star.
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Re: Restoration of 3 Sixes

Postby JC » Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:10 pm

I'm intrigued by the black & white picture posted by Pennymachines of 3 Sixes, as it is clearly not the same machine as Rigg's. The huge ball track suggests something like the size of a golf ball was propelled around it, whereas Rigg's machines propels a penny. So they appear to be two completely different machines but with the same name and theme.

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Re: Restoration of 3 Sixes

Postby pennymachines » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:03 pm

I didn't notice how different they were, but it's obvious now you point it out. Way to the Moon also uses (small) balls whereas Shoot to the Stars uses the coin. I've seen several early BMCos that use oversize balls. I've just posted the Ping Pong in the Museum which presumably used table tennis balls.

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Re: Restoration of 3 Sixes

Postby keswick » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:09 pm

Hello everyone
I'm new to all this!
So I apologise if I'm not supposed to post this here?
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I hope this is of some help! !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Restoration of 3 Sixes

Postby gameswat » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:06 pm

Hey, that Shoot to the Stars is the same as I have! Bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon! Just the moon is slightly different, looks like mine has a face. Somehow i missed this post and nobody else noticed I guess?!


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