European Slot Machines in Print (1 of 3)
History, Appreciation and Identification
|Alte Münzautomaten by Struckmeier and Metz.
Extensive and lavishly produced review of German slot machine history, with many fine pictures plus reprints of patent and advertising material. Very hard to find now. German text. Hardback, 272 pages, colour.
1988, Verlag Callwey, München, ISBN 3-7667-0903-8.
|Arcadia: Slot Machines of Europe &
America by Jean-Claude Baudot.
Coffee-table book predominantly featuring delightful French wall and counter-top machines, plus quite a few American and British games. English text with over 250 pictures. Hardback, 165 pages, colour & b/w (long out of print).
1988, DJ Costello Ltd, Kent, ISBN 0-7104-2052-8.
|Automaten Welten: Freizeitzeugen
des Jahrhunderts by W Hornbostel & N Jockel.
German art book with good quality pictures of some
rare slot machines. (Originally published as Lucky Dice und Henkeltöpfchen).
Hardback, 159 pages, colour & b/w.
1998, Prestel-Verlag, München - New York, ISBN 3-7913-2022-X.
|Automatix by Martin Bötticher.
If it's German and it pays out, it's probably here:
58 page catalogue of 492 machines arranged alphabetically, 9 pictures
per page, mostly in colour, from the 1900s
to the curious café-style wall machines of the 1950s: a graphic
illustration of design diversity from the German industry. Ringbound.
2000, ©Automatix (Martin Bötticher), München.
|Bandieten by Jo van
Glossy bandit picture book with Dutch text. The Dutch
angle is reflected in a number of British Firman revamps, penny conversions
and assorted European slot machines. Hardback, 213 pages, colour.
1999, ©Jo van Dongen, Tilburg, ISBN 90-804884-1-0.