Allwin Double Your Money

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arrgee
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Double, there are no hinges for the money box. As with most allwins, the cash door merely slotted into a grove on one side of the cabinet and was locked on the other. The locks were often simple 'cam locks' that can still be purchased today (although maybe not from the original lock manufacturer). The inside of the money box was often just an empty space, some machines had metal money trays to pull out but I do not know if this particular Shefras machine had one.

What a lovely bride - $125 USD for a machine like this is a great price, it would fetch at least 4 to 5 times that in UK
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Roger that on the coin box hinge, lock, and inside view, I can be creative and rebuild an appropriate door.

What type of wood was used for the case?

Is there a picture of the key for the case door lock? An image will help locating a replacement.

Thanks
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double wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:38 pm What type of wood was used for the case?
Yellow birch is my guess. :!?!: Pretty sure it's no species of oak.
double wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:38 pm Is there a picture of the key for the case door lock? An image will help locating a replacement.
It will be long and flat, similar to the Yale key below. You'll need to find a blank and have it cut to fit, unless you can match a number on the body of the lock.

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The cash door would take a larger diameter brass lock similar to these:

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Thanks for this information. My wife said I should tell y’all that we met while stationed at RAF Alconbury in 1980. And she wonders why we didn’t start collecting these games back then.
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Be careful they become very addictive.
My wife was the same at first, the 1st 2 machines I bought were for her and she enjoys playing on them.
But then I became addicted!
Now after 20+ machines and I come home with a Steeraball she is not so pleased.
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I am in Chicago this week. Went to a coin shop looking for my one penny coins. They were selling for a dollar each. I bought 10 so they sold to me for .50 each. One coin is a 1909; a 112 year old coin for fifty cent; pretty good deal.
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scorpa163 wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:47 pm Be careful they become very addictive.
My wife was the same at first, the 1st 2 machines I bought were for her and she enjoys playing on them.
But then I became addicted!
Now after 20+ machines and I come home with a Steeraball she is not so pleased.
You could always change for a new smaller model !!IDEA!!
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Door looks something like this:

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Don't think I've seen the Morecambe Automatic Co. plate before.
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Thanks for the money box pictures. Shouldn’t be a challenge to reproduce. Going to a hardwood lumberyard tomorrow to get a stick of yellow birch.
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If you're interested in the company history this might be of interest https://www.penny-arcade.info/the-shefras-collection-
if you need some more pennies, just ask, and ill send you some for just the cost of postage.no problem

If I remember correctly these had operator options for payouts from new so it might never have been changed, they used an ingenious square strip as the payout display that could be inserted in different positions to show the payout that had been selected inside.
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