Videos of vintage slot machines in action.
I haven’t managed to find a clip, but another movie being shown on Talking Picture TV with a clip of an arcade is The Punch and Judy Man 1963 with Tony Hancock. The arcade shot I believe was in Bognor Regis with lots of interesting machines from wall machines to floor standers, some I did not recognise. Seems all efforts to capture period arcades goes to our old film makers.......anyway if anyone manages to capture a clip as I do not have any record facility and they repeat machines many times on this channel...quirky film.
What a lovely newsreel. It has a feel from an earlier era than 1983. As probably mentioned before, it is always a shame when the history of machines disappears as I doubt many that still exist will have providence passed on or remembered. What a great lady she was.
You're spot on Treefrog, the history of machines often gets lost. I'm lucky I have a few of the machines from this auction, ones I used to play as a kid on a Saturday afternoon. The owner of Barrys Amusements, Mrs Minnie Delino (Chipperfield) was a remarkable lady indeed and was a friend of my mum's… she took no prisoners!!
Spent a lot of the 1970s in that arcade. Yes, Minnie closed it when she was in her 85th year. She kept her fish and chip shop and ice-cream business until she passed away in 1987. Her favourite machine was the Laughing Sailor and didn't feature in the auction as she couldn't bear to part with it. To this day it is still in her family ownership…. in Canada!!
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