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Space Beromat

Postby treefrog » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:14 pm

I like variants on the standard Beromat theme and assume the below a Space theme version is a British conversion, it has a Ruffler & Walker badge on it. I have never seen this type and really like it. Anyone seen one before (Harold)......Shame so many of these machines ended up in the states as most (excluding our regular cousins on this site of course) have no idea what they have.....Strange looking spaceship though

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1950s-Germ ... 415e0ef567
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Re: Space Beromat

Postby badpenny » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:21 pm

I've seen one before on eBay UK I did bid for it but it went for more than I wanted to pay. I don't know if I had any evidence to think so, but I believed that its format was original GW.

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Re: Space Beromat

Postby gameswat » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:22 am

Definitely a British conversion as I've had one and know it well. The cabinet was veneered under the laminex exterior and the coin entry is cast for Penny play. Found mine in the states too!

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Re: Space Beromat

Postby daveslot » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:47 pm

heres a picture of mine
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Re: Space Beromat

Postby badpenny » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:56 pm

Nice example Dave. I'll have one some day. That front casting is so ugly it's beautiful, not unlike myself!

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Re: Space Beromat

Postby jra » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:16 am

I have had one of these in my collection for the past 10 or 12 years. I bought it at one of Steve Hunt's auctions in Cambridge. I cannot remember what I paid for it but I was quite pleased to see the price it realised in the States. For what it's worth, I think it was supposed to represent a Sputnik.

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Re: Space Beromat

Postby daveslot » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:38 pm

blimey, it made 1691$ :shock:

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Re: Space Beromat

Postby JC » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:34 am

For all those who have been drooling over that rough example sold in the States, take a look at this! One of the lots entered in the Coventry auction.
Just one reason why you won't want to miss the biggest and best slottie event in the year.
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Re: Space Beromat

Postby operator bell » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:43 am

One in the Coventry auction, hmm? I may have to come over and bid. I'll probably get it for a carton of cigarettes and a few pairs of nylons, you Brits being so impoverished by your austerity government, then I can take it back to the States with me and sell it for $$$. :D

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Re: Space Beromat

Postby badpenny » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:39 pm

It has just been pointed out to me by one of our honourable membership who often watches my back for me, of your intentions.
Whereas there are long memories over here of the effects experienced in this country in the 1940s by The Yanks bearing nylons etc., I for one care not a jot as I have a list of women I'd be quite happy for you to drag off back to the land of The Free. I may even be prepared to bung you a wedge so long as you can promise them an uncomfortable and neglected future .

However when it comes to our machines, think again! !!MUPPET!!


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