American Slot Machines in Print (7 of 8)
Service and Repair
|Owner's Pictorial Guide to Watling Bell Slot Machines
Workshop manual for the care, repair, maintenance and understanding of most Watling Bell models including Blue Seal, Twin Jackpot, Rol-A-Top and Treasury with appendices for Gold Award and skill control features. Clear step-by-step disassemble-reassemble photos. Softback, 140 pages, b/w.
1995 (new edition), Mead Publishing Co., USA, ISBN 0-934422-04-4.
|Payout Dice Machines by Richard M Bueschel.
Facinating history and detailed analysis of the various coin-operated dice gambling machines that appeared in the 1930s including Mills Crap Shooter, Dice, Western's Mysterious Eye, Rock-Ola's Black Magic, Bally's Reliance and Buckley's Bones with operators' manuals, instuction sheets, patent drawings, photos and flyers. Softback, 92 pages, b/w.
1994, Coin-Op Classics Magazine, California, ISBN 1-885160-01-1.
|Slot Machines of Yesteryear – Mills of the Thirties Operator’s Companion.
The spirit of the Mills Novelty Company in the hectic Thirties is conveyed in their product brochures, service literature, and in editorial matter from Spinning Reels (the company's own trade journal), together with press releases, promotional literature, advertising flyers etc. in The Billboard trade magazine. Excellent source book. Hardback, 192 pages, b/w.
1979, Post-Era, USA, 911160-73-6.
|Slot Machines of Yesteryear – Mills of the Forties Operator’s Companion.
A source book reproducing a wealth of diverse material from the period: service manuals, parts lists, press releases, promotional literature, advertising flyers etc. tracing the progress of Mills Novelty Company's machines during the WWII-interupted decade of the Forties. Hardback, 192 pages, b/w.
1980, Post-Era, USA, 911160-75-2.
|Slot Machines of Yesteryear – Watling Operator’s Companion.
This volume captures Watling Manufacturing Company's full range from scales to bandits in catalogues, brochures, line folders, broadsides and service data, original patent and mock-up photos of the ROL-A-TOR line, artists' preparatory airbrush renderings for advertising and promotional material and Watling family photos and correspondence. Plenty of legendary anecdotes and well-informed context in the accompanying commentary. Hardback, 192 pages, b/w.
1979, Post-Era, USA, 911160-74-4.
Auctions and Sales
|The Smith Collection of
Penny Arcade Machines and Related Memorabilia
Catalogue of important Sotheby's (New York, 16-17 September 1994) sale of fabulous collection. 784 lots with detailed descriptions and prices realized. Colour & b/w.