Unidentified penny pinball

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Unidentified penny pinball

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Hello. Can anyone help to identify my 1d operated 10 ball pinball machine. It's in great condition and works well but I've no idea how old it is or where it was made. Thank you in anticipation.
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A variety of simple counter-top coin-operated bagatelle games were made in Britain following the pinball craze that took off in Depression era America. They appear to have been made by one or two low-key manufacturers that did not expand into other coin-operated activities. It's likely they were toy makers dabbling in a bit of coin-op. The only names I've identified (thanks to some labelled games) are the rather anonymous sounding Automatic Machine Co. Ltd., and Ewan, White & Co. Both use the distinctive 1D coin cast coin entry seen on your game, and the same plunger/ball release casting. Perhaps they're the same company under two names.

Advance Pin Table Ewan, White & Co., 1932
Horsehoe Pintable Automatic Machine Co. Ltd., 1930s
Uneda Bagatelle Pintable Automatic Machine Co. Ltd., 1930s
Uneda Miniature Pin Table Automatic Machine Co. Ltd., 1930s
Unnamed bagatelle
Zunt Table Ewan, White & Co., 1930s
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