American Slot Machines in Print (2 of 8)
History, Appreciation and Identification
|Collector's Guide to Vintage Coin Machines (2nd edition with revised price guide) by Dick Bueschel.
Chapters on scales, vending, arcade, slots, jukes, pins and stimulators. Attractive book, well researched and illustrated. Hardback, 220 pages, featuring 700 machines all in colour.
1995, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA, ISBN 0-7643-0579-4.
|Drop Coin Here: The Book of Antique Coin-Operated Gambling, Vending and Arcade Machines by Ken and Fran Ruben.
Profusely photo illustrated, this was the first book devoted to the whole range of antique coin-operated games. Chapters on Beginnings, Decorative Art - Machine Design, A Collector's View, Gambling, Trade Stimulators, Vending, Service Machines, Arcade Machines, Pinball, and Restoration. Hardback, 96 pages, colour and b/w.
1979, Crown Publishers Inc., USA, ISBN 0-517-53298-0.
|The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games by Bill Kurtz.
Nostalgic and informative survey, with over 500 pictures, of the machines that filled arcades in the 1970s and '80s. Includes details about manufacturers and a section on video game collectibles. Hardback, 240 pages, 565 colour, 49 b/w photos.
2004, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA, ISBN 0-7643-1925-6.
|For Amusement Only by Tom Gustwiller.
Encyclopaedic identification guide with values. More slots per page than any other book, focussing on counter-top games and trade stimulators, it includes many machines not pictured elsewhere. Hardback, 158 pages, b/w.
1995, Taylor Printing Co., USA, ISBN 0-9644748-0-8.
|Lemons Cherries and Bell Fruit Gum - Illustrated History Of Automatic Payout Slot Machines by Dick Bueschel.
This definitive history of the American payout slot machine from the 1870s to the present is illustrated by Bueschel's excellent collection of period flyers, bringing together 30 years of extensive research into one fine book. Hardback, 331 pages, colour with separate price guide.
1995, Royal Bell Books, USA, ISBN 0-9647836-0-6.
|The Pocket Guide to Coin-Op Vending Machines by John Carini.
Candy, gum, peanut, tobacco, aspirin and many other product vendors from the 1890’s to the 1960’s. Photos, descriptions and prices of over 300 machines with hints on finding, restoring and servicing. Softback, 160 pages, all colour.
2002, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA, ISBN 0-7643-1658-3.