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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Wed May 31, 2023 10:41 am
by tallstory
chris roadhog wrote: Tue May 30, 2023 12:15 pm Their success all came to a very sad ending.
You can't just leave us hanging on like that :NBG:

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Wed May 31, 2023 11:21 am
by chris roadhog
In a nutshell, Leonard Shields was a genius. He built up a very successful business and could spend big! He lived the life while the demand lasted, including big house, new Jag and speed boat.
(The Jag got stuck in the sand when launching the boat and the family watched on as the tide came in and covered the car!)
I would think the biggest blow was the slot tax on his big floor machines, rendering them useless. He went bust and lost everything.
He couldnt come to terms with not being able to provide for his family and committed suicide. His son Chris runs a music shop and is a family friend but never talks about the machines or his dad's business.

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2023 9:53 am
by dickywink
Not a slot but coin-operated nevertheless:

My 1960s Ditchburn Coffee machine left the museum late last year for a 3 month trip down to Pinewood Studios in London.
It was used in the making of Series 2 of Marvel Studios LOKI. I thought it was just being used in the background but it appears to have some kind of supporting role in the storyline, not that I know what that is... and if I did, I could not tell you as I have signed a NDA with Marvel Studios. :D
It was seen briefly in the first episode but at the end credits of said episode it makes another appearance in close-up. Also, Marvel sent me a super present with the machine when it was returned, a TVA (Time Variance Authority... it's a Loki thing) paper cup that had been specially made for the machine.

all the best .... Dicky

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 10:31 pm
by treefrog
Good to see Pete and Merrivale Arcade advising Salvage Hunters the Restorers tonight on a machine they were restoring. A Essex two player football game….on Quest TV Ep12 S6

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2024 8:19 pm
by chris roadhog
lets see vid then......

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2024 9:24 pm
by pennymachines

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2024 8:31 am
by chris roadhog
not working !PUZZLED!

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2024 2:47 pm
by badpenny
The link works for me.
BP :cool:

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2024 5:43 pm
by arrgee
and me..... !THUMBS!

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2024 5:53 pm
by bryans fan
Doesn't work for me.😥

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2024 9:27 pm
by 13rebel
The link doesn't doesn't work for me but it is on tv Quest channel tomorrow at 7pm.

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2024 12:59 pm
by pennymachines
I couldn't view it either. I have a Sky ISP, downloaded their Sky Go app to view on my desktop, but it just shows an error. :smash:

Anyway, here's a round-up of some earlier episodes that are online:

Salvage Hunters: The Restorers

Season 1, Episode 5, 2nd May, 2018:
Steamboat Willie fairground ride
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Season 1, Episode 7, 8th August 8, 2018:
Souped-up fairground waltzer
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Season 1, Episode 6, 1st August, 2018:
Bar Football
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Season 1, Episode 9, 22nd August, 2018:
Clement & Whales Commercial
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Fairground galloper - repaired, repainted and antiqued
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Season 3, Episode 7, 12th August, 2020:
Gottlieb Dominoes pinball
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Season 4, Episode 2, 31st March, 2021:
French 1930s Football Table
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Season 4, Episode 7, 5th May, 2021:
Williams Flash Pinball
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Season 4, Episode 10, 26th May, 2021:
Seeburg Trashcan Jukebox
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Season 4, Episode 13, 21st July, 2021:
Ms PAC-MAN
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Season 4, Episode 20, 8th September, 2021:
Chicago Coin Basketball Champ
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(Not found online)


Season 5, Episode 8, 11th May, 2022:
M1 Road Test
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(Not found online)


Season 5, Episode 10, 25th May 25, 2022:
German 1950s Seipel & Co. Football-Match
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Season 5, Episode 15, 29th June 2022:
Samson Try Your Grip
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Season 6, Episode 10, 14th 2023: Mills Poinsettia
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Season 6, Episode 104, 1st November, 2023
Fairground Frankenstein's Monster
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Season 6, Episode 12, 14th January, 2024:
1950s arcade football game
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(Not found online)

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2024 10:43 pm
by downunda
Malcolm (1986) Australian movie.

At around the 30 minute mark, 2 people, Colin Friels and John Hargreaves, playing Malcolm and Frank, enter a diner.
During the scene, you catch a view of a large Jukebox, but also visible in several booths, are smaller "personal" Juke boxes.

Further info on these would be great.

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2024 12:21 pm
by pennymachines
It's a 1949-1957 Seeburg wallbox model 3W1 similar to the one coming up for auction in Holland on Feb 24. Patrons select records from the 'master' jukebox without leaving their seats. The master jukebox would have been a Seeburg from the same period, not the 1970s? jukebox glimpsed in this shot:
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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2024 12:47 pm
by pennymachines
Living (Film4 2022) has some atmospheric interior arcade scenes, including Bill Nighy playing the Novelty Merchantman crane.

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2024 1:06 pm
by pennymachines
coin-op wrote: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:11 pm 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)...
Waterloo Road, 1945



Cast iron vendor on station platform from earlier in the movie:
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London Belongs to Me, 1947




Night Beats, 1948

Slots in pub at 26:40



Double Confession, 1950


Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2024 2:31 pm
by special when lit

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:44 pm
by pennymachines
I spy several very blurry views of Crompton's Cover The Spot !THUMBS!

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:56 am
by brigham
My personal 'holy grail'.

(Among others!)

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2024 6:49 pm
by tonym
Interesting videos on David & Jay's Touring Toolshed.