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Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Postby cleantex » Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:05 pm

Hi Guys,

I just found a flyer about the original machine in the States!?!? If it arrive, I will put a scan also in here. Still missing some technical description. This could really be a great candidate for some replica.

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Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Postby badpenny » Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:50 pm

Hey ... well done, look forward to it!

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Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Postby slotalot » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:19 pm

Hello all, :D This is an American version of Wheel Em In from 1993. Looks like a close match to the UK model we all remember from the 1960s, but I think :-? it pays out in tickets, not cash? :tarah: slotalot.
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Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Postby cleantex » Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:41 pm

Yes, you're right. This is the new generation "replica" from Bromley. But it's electronic, so the inside is not so much our machine.
When you read this column about former boss of Streets Automatic Machine Co Ltd., this could explicate the remake in the States: Breaks Is Latest Recipient Of Mary Openshaw Award

I found a small video about the Bromley version:



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Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Postby cleantex » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:02 pm

And here is the flyer, he arrived today from the States in perfect conditions.
I am also on the trace from the former boss of Streets Automatic Machines, Shane Breaks.
He lives in France and perhaps possible to catch some more informations, or best, documents.
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Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Postby badpenny » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:11 pm

Nice one .... let us know how you get on.

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Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Postby pennymachines » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:57 am

Great poster. I've copied it to Resources.

Hmmn... 5ft x 6ft 3" x 4ft 9". I think there's room for one of these in the kitchen...

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Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Postby malcymal » Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:10 pm

Great flyer, well done. Basically what they are trying to say is "this machine will fleece your customers in very little time and you will coin it!". Much appreciated, I will try and get down to Pagham and get a video of this machine working which is still in use. The machine is still in operation at the Pagham amusement arcade, West Sussex and was manufactured in 1973 (got a label on it) and in a yellow casing paying 2, 4 or 6 coins flying down the glass. Will try my best, know how amusement arcades are twitchy with cameras.

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Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Postby cleantex » Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:43 pm

Hey Guys,

Always nothing from the inside ?

On my side I found some puzzle parts and put some more informations in my (German) forum.
http://www.antik-automaten.de/wbb2/thre ... 73#post873

I'm Luxembourgish, as you know, but most of my collector friends are in Germany, for this the language issue.

What found I out ?

First, some informations about Streets family in the coin slot magazine from 1982.
Second, that the name before was WIN-A-LOT, but was changed due to doggies. !DOH!
Third, some speculations:
Because even after intense patent research, nothing about Streets brothers and game machines. I think that anyway most part of mechanism was behind and lower as the playing field. I guess that the payout was made with such kind of sliding mechanism, but not with coil, because
you should hear the noise at the payout. Possible alternate could have been a turning disc with holes for the coins, driven by main motor and with some cam wheels and release levels on the same axle. Just speculations. More interesting, I found a Japanese patent, much later (they often made it much later after the
real inventor) that show exactly coin transport between 2 conveyor belts to a higher level.

So, grab your cam, and prove that I am talking bullsheet :***
Seems to me some grammatical error in the preceding :idea:

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Re: Old UK slot machine located Picadilly Circus

Postby pennymachines » Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:16 am

Yeah malcymal - put your camcorder where your mouth is. Or just a bit above it. :D


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