American Slot Machines in Print (3 of 8)
History, Appreciation and Identification
|Saloons, Bars and Cigar Stores: Historical Interior Photographs by Roger E Kislingbury.
Beautifully produced book featuring 180 historical photographs documenting the lost world of saloons, roadhouses, tobacco stands and billiard rooms from the end of the 1880s to the early 1900s. Many American slot machines revealed in their original habitat. Hardback, 336 pages, sepia and colour.
1999, Waldo And Van Winkle, California, ISBN 0-9675481-0-1.
|Silent Salesmen Too - The Encyclopedia of Collectible Vending Machines by Bill Enes.
This much expanded version (with separate price guide) of "Silent Salesmen" proves vendors aren't boring with 1500 pictures illustrating the variety of ingenious and elaborate forms they take. Hardback, 316 pages, colour & b/w.
1995, Walsworth Printing Co., ISBN 0-944843-02-6.
|Slot 1: Illustrated Guide to 100 Collectible Slot Machines Volume 1 by Richard M Bueschel.
Includes almost 1000 machines described (100 in detail with pictures), a brief history of major manufacturers, Mills catalogues and manuals showing factory original bandit colours and a guide to finding, valueing and collecting. Softback, 164 pages, b/w and colour.
1978, Hoflin Publishing Ltd., USA, ISBN 0-86667-007-6.
|Slot 2: Illustrated Guide to 100 Collectible Slot Machines Volume 2 by Richard M Bueschel.
Another 100 machines pictured and described in detail, plus a full discussion of the legal status of gambling machines in America. Softback, 150 pages, b/w.
1979, Hoflin Publishing Ltd., USA.
|Slot 3: Illustrated Guide to 100 Collectible Slot Machines Volume 3 by Richard M Bueschel.
Includes 100 machines pictured and discribed in detail, further history of the major manufacturers, plus a listing of slot machine serial numbers by manufacturers 1897-1965. Softback, 142 pages, b/w.
1981, Hoflin Publishing Ltd., USA, ISBN 0-86667-000-9.
|Slot 4: Illustrated Guide to 100 Collectible Slot Machines Volume 4 by Richard M Bueschel.
Photographs and descriptions of 100 more machines, information about pricing based upon condition, a guide to collecting related catalogue, advertising and technical paperwork, with some full colour reproductions of this material. Softback, 164 pages, b/w and colour.
1985, Hoflin Publishing Ltd., USA.