Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

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Dennison purchased this Levitating Lady automaton in France around 1908 and built the case himself. In the 1920's his daughters revamped it into the then more current deco look. An example of the original automata (pic attached) sold at auction approx 2012 for $220,000! I was lucky enough to work on the machine for Pat Gresham in 2012 and I found an operating info label attached inside that I carefully removed to discover the original Dennison business card on the backside. At the time she was hoping to sell the machine to a coin-op collector but that never happened and I believe it went to Europe to be restored back to the original format of non coin-op without cabinet. ... -automaton
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Another old film with an arcade scene, “The Yellow Balloon” from 1953. I only saw it at the end of the scene, but the film is being shown on Talking Pictures TV. Took a quick TV shot and could not find an online video.
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The full movie is here: ... lloon.html (anti-virus checkers on |/XX\| )
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Machines not working .... all you need is Cathy :D

a rather sleezy 70s "Training" film from Bass Charrington, I found on the huntley film archives ... 6046_P.MP4

the only thing that was missing from this film was Benny Hill

all the best ... Dicky
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