Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Videos of vintage slot machines in action.
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Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

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Yeah .. OK ........ I'm bored, but look what I found on Google Video

1930s Mayor Fiorello La Guardia smashing slot machines as crowd watches

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Very cheesy 1950s advert for Remco toy crane.

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Coney Island 1952 including short Pleasureland Arcade section - Fortune Tellers, Mutoscopes, Silver Gloves boxers, Duck Shoot: Direct Link

Documentary about the Wurlitzer Factory, North Tonawanda, New York, showing the manufacture of jukeboxes, Circa 1950.

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Margate 1950-1960

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This is a video of Margate and Dreamland in the 1950s-60s. as you get to the end of this film you will see some of your favourite vintage slot machines working in the old penny arcade.

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Popeye - Customers Wanted (1939) : Cartoon arcade

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Well done Coin-op, as well as fond childhood memories of playing slot machines, one of my other passions in the early 1960s was to watch Popeye cartoons, what a great combination of nostalgia :cool:
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Hi Arrgee, glad it ticked all the boxes for you...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)...or the film with Carry Grant entering an arcade full of machines...or the one with a Wurlitzer 800 in an English arcade. The footage is out there!
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This photo is from a film called the Wrong Arm Of The Law, :eek:
Note the once ubiquitous YZ chewing gum machine. You inserted a penny and turned a knob to get your chewing gum. The knob had four positions. A marketing man of genius had come up with the idea of giving the customer an extra "free" pack every time the knob reached the the 3-o'clock position. Of course, everybody whose purchase brought the knob to 12-o'clock was tempted to put another penny in. This shop stood on the corner of Cowley Mill Road and Waterloo Road, Uxbridge :tarah:
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Loved the Margate video Stuart, which one was you?
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Badpenny wrote:Loved the Margate video Stuart, which one was you?
Like you need to ask :!:....... I am always the good looking one!!! :burp:
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