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It's actually not that hard - or maybe I just have good reflexes from playing machines my whole life! You do eventually get good at the top and bottom games, the forks catcher in the middle is the hardest. I find the top tilter is the next hardest, and the bomb dropper is slightly easier. But you really need your wits about you. I've watched so many people in my house be defeated by it time and time again but keep coming back for more, which is what makes a great game. Eventually they start to realise that the one handle does all the work, the tilting, the catching and the dropping. Very clever mechanism!
This is my Slick, some people might recognise it. I really like the wooden case and was thinking of re-casing mine as such. Do you still have any details or measurements for the wooden case ?gameswat wrote: ↑Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:33 pm I'm the new owner of the Slick flyer - which is really the first piece of original advertising I've actively gone after and been excited about. Maybe because it has some Australian connection, and the lovely deco letterhead. Slick also happens to be one of my favourite machines - I own two, plus a third I sold. I'm a huge fan of Modernist design so this and Conveyor are a couple of my faves.
The two I currently own are unrestored and both in steel cabinets, one came from a famous UK collection, the other from a collector in Sydney. The third example I restored and eventually sold was the rarer pre-war version in a wooden case. Two such examples have turned up in Aust so far. I was given mine by my friend Bob Klepner, basically a basket case that he'd started restoring and lost interest in. The case and door were mismatched but the case had a serial of #44 on it. The wooden versions differ not only in the cabinet style but also in the artwork which is hand painted, where as the steel case versions all have silkscreened artwork. Before I got the machine Bob had a new alloy coin chute cast, and he'd had two new handles machined and knurled. I made a new front door in old plywood and handmade a complete scoring mech which was totally missing. At the time I didn't have another example so Bob was able to borrow one from a friend in Melbourne and sent me the mech to copy. Took me a full day to get it done! The lights in the wooden cabinet version are not original, I added them myself as I was finding the game very hard to play in my moody house.
Personally I prefer the steel case design to the wood, which is partly why I sold my earlier example.
Sorry no info. The purchaser of my game stopped answering calls many years ago because he reneged on a deal for another machine! He'd hassled me for a while to find him an early ABT Target Skill game, which I did from the USA. Was not really an issue anyway as sold straight away to someone else. I was more pissed that he wouldn't man up to his mistake. In 2010 a user here showed much interest in owning one of them, so I could only ask about the other example in Aust which was not for sale, I've since lost touch with that guy too.