Videos of vintage slot machines in action.
Three generations of wall-mounted allwin-type machines from the German manufacturer NSM. The Bowling was produced approx. 1967 and onwards. The Worldcup was released 1973-1974. The Chicago knobel-runde (Chicago dice-game) was produced approx. 1984.
Had a couple of World Cups over the years, which should have been more popular than they were, as they could be revamped every 4 years with the new players. The only problem is that they were not made strong enough to last the cup series, let alone 4 years. Cheap & nasty.
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Have some heart! Here's someone showing off their pride and joy.raj wrote:Cheap & nasty
Ouch, didn't mean to hurt anyone's feelings... I'm from Yorkshire y'know, we tend to tell it how we see it.
No offence taken on my part.raj wrote:Cheap & nasty
I have owned a couple of Bowling and Worldcups myself over the years. The first ones, I sold. I later got nostalgic, so I looked for new machines until I found similar ones.
Apart from damaged cabinets caused by rough use/handling, I have found these machines reliable. A common weak component on these NSM machines is the piece of plastic which the balls are resting against; down by the "hammer". One of the two "fingers" on this "v" shaped plastic has often broken off. I got machined new ones in aluminium. So in a private environment, I am sure these machines will last a lifetime.
I don`t know how long these machines were expected to last in operation, but many have survived. They are on eBay in Germany/Austria all the time, in various conditions. Were probably marketed all over Europe, as I understand, in addition to German speaking countries. They were also found in UK and Scandinavia.
A big compliment from me to the British islands for their high quality allwin/dropcase-type machines. Heavy duty on the older machines for sure.
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