Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

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chris roadhog wrote: Tue May 30, 2023 12:15 pm Their success all came to a very sad ending.
You can't just leave us hanging on like that :NBG:
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In a nutshell, Leonard Shields was a genius. He built up a very successful business and could spend big! He lived the life while the demand lasted, including big house, new Jag and speed boat.
(The Jag got stuck in the sand when launching the boat and the family watched on as the tide came in and covered the car!)
I would think the biggest blow was the slot tax on his big floor machines, rendering them useless. He went bust and lost everything.
He couldnt come to terms with not being able to provide for his family and committed suicide. His son Chris runs a music shop and is a family friend but never talks about the machines or his dad's business.
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Not a slot but coin-operated nevertheless:

My 1960s Ditchburn Coffee machine left the museum late last year for a 3 month trip down to Pinewood Studios in London.
It was used in the making of Series 2 of Marvel Studios LOKI. I thought it was just being used in the background but it appears to have some kind of supporting role in the storyline, not that I know what that is... and if I did, I could not tell you as I have signed a NDA with Marvel Studios. :D
It was seen briefly in the first episode but at the end credits of said episode it makes another appearance in close-up. Also, Marvel sent me a super present with the machine when it was returned, a TVA (Time Variance Authority... it's a Loki thing) paper cup that had been specially made for the machine.

all the best .... Dicky
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Good to see Pete and Merrivale Arcade advising Salvage Hunters the Restorers tonight on a machine they were restoring. A Essex two player football game….on Quest TV Ep12 S6
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lets see vid then......
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not working !PUZZLED!
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The link works for me.
BP :cool:
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and me..... !THUMBS!
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Doesn't work for me.😥
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The link doesn't doesn't work for me but it is on tv Quest channel tomorrow at 7pm.
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I couldn't view it either. I have a Sky ISP, downloaded their Sky Go app to view on my desktop, but it just shows an error. :smash:

Anyway, here's a round-up of some earlier episodes that are online:

Salvage Hunters: The Restorers

Season 1, Episode 5, 2nd May, 2018:
Steamboat Willie fairground ride
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Season 1, Episode 7, 8th August 8, 2018:
Souped-up fairground waltzer
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Season 1, Episode 6, 1st August, 2018:
Bar Football
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Season 1, Episode 9, 22nd August, 2018:
Clement & Whales Commercial
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Fairground galloper - repaired, repainted and antiqued
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Season 3, Episode 7, 12th August, 2020:
Gottlieb Dominoes pinball
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Season 4, Episode 2, 31st March, 2021:
French 1930s Football Table
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Season 4, Episode 7, 5th May, 2021:
Williams Flash Pinball
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Season 4, Episode 10, 26th May, 2021:
Seeburg Trashcan Jukebox
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Season 4, Episode 13, 21st July, 2021:
Ms PAC-MAN
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Season 4, Episode 20, 8th September, 2021:
Chicago Coin Basketball Champ
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Season 5, Episode 8, 11th May, 2022:
M1 Road Test
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(Not found online)


Season 5, Episode 10, 25th May 25, 2022:
German 1950s Seipel & Co. Football-Match
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Season 5, Episode 15, 29th June 2022:
Samson Try Your Grip
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Season 6, Episode 10, 14th 2023: Mills Poinsettia
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Season 6, Episode 104, 1st November, 2023
Fairground Frankenstein's Monster
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Season 6, Episode 12, 14th January, 2024:
1950s arcade football game
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Malcolm (1986) Australian movie.

At around the 30 minute mark, 2 people, Colin Friels and John Hargreaves, playing Malcolm and Frank, enter a diner.
During the scene, you catch a view of a large Jukebox, but also visible in several booths, are smaller "personal" Juke boxes.

Further info on these would be great.
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It's a 1949-1957 Seeburg wallbox model 3W1 similar to the one coming up for auction in Holland on Feb 24. Patrons select records from the 'master' jukebox without leaving their seats. The master jukebox would have been a Seeburg from the same period, not the 1970s? jukebox glimpsed in this shot:
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Living (Film4 2022) has some atmospheric interior arcade scenes, including Bill Nighy playing the Novelty Merchantman crane.
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coin-op wrote: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:11 pm now if only I can find a you tube file for the scene in Waterloo Road (John Mills) where he enters the Lucky Star arcade (with a Novelty Merchantman crane, pinballs and Bmco's)...
Waterloo Road, 1945



Cast iron vendor on station platform from earlier in the movie:
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London Belongs to Me, 1947




Night Beats, 1948

Slots in pub at 26:40



Double Confession, 1950

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I spy several very blurry views of Crompton's Cover The Spot !THUMBS!
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My personal 'holy grail'.

(Among others!)
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Interesting videos on David & Jay's Touring Toolshed.

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