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Approximately 30 to 35 old amusement machines in a new vintage arcade is to be added to the largest UK indoor modelling attraction in early 2018. Wroxham Miniature Worlds, Station Business Park, Horning Road West, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8QJ.









Deci King



German Kalloscop stero viewer


PAT. No.  GB347462  Target skill game   Thomas Haworth, 1930  


PAT. No.  GB353048  Fairground target skill game   Thomas Haworth, 1931  


PAT. No.  GB366761  Fairground clown ball catching game   Thomas Haworth, 1932  


PAT. No.  GB179418  Prize vending game with targets on vehicles   Thomas Haworth, 1922  


PAT. No.  GB436974  Fairground shooting game   Thomas Haworth, 1935  


Danish coin-op collector blog explores various vintage machines and describes the restoration process.


Imperial threaded bolts, machine screws, and socket screws, socket cap screws: Button heads, shoulder screws, countersunk socket screws, grub screws, metric, imperial steel and stainless steel etc.


PAT. No.  GB189318741  Coin-freed measuring & weighing   Robert William Page, 1894  


PAT. No.  GB190421756  Coin freed apparatus for displaying pictures, delivering post and other cards and articles   Robert William Page, 1905  


Offering high quality re-mastered and re-printed allwin backflashes.


Arcade includes machines from the 1900s to the 1970s, from one arm bandits to allwin machines, and electro mechanical and pinball machines. Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Milford, Lifton, Devon PL16 0AT


Home Leisure Direct, an award winning games room retailer based just outside the center of Bristol. With market leading prices HLD offers a diverse range of products such as pool tables, arcade machines, pinball machines, table tennis, football tables, jukeboxes, air hockey, shuffleboard and finally memorabilia which are vital in creating that ultimate games room experience. Home Leisure are experts in assisting your decision providing you with all you need to know before you make a purchase, with their very own games room designer software & buying advice your in very good hands if you're looking to introduce a new games table into your life.


Beautifully crafted Allwin reproduction penny machines. Retro-Arcade machines are made in UK with care and deference to the specifications and proportions of the original 1900's machines. There are many retro designs on offer with the facility to make a game to your own design or add your name or logo.


PAT. No.  16930/34  Propel coin over targets   George Raymond Bowler, Arthur Edwin Bowler, Leslie Allan Bowler, 1934  


PAT. No.  15193/33  Coin rolling golf   George Raymond Bowler, Arthur Edwin Bowler, Leslie Allan Bowler, 1933  


PAT. No.  US42814465A  Coin operating mechanism   Mar-Matic Sales Ltd., 1966  


PAT. No.  GB1035681  Coin acceptor for separating coins and tokens   Mar-Matic Sales Ltd., 1963  


Specialist electroplaters providing a wide range of decorative finishes, including antique, satin, bronzed, oxidised, brushed etc. Unit 1-3 Brunswick Industrial Centre, Hertford Street, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 8NJ


Yorkshire-based company recommended for reliable, high quality, competitively priced chrome plating (and other electroplates). Unit 6, Kiln Beck Business Park, Annie Reed Road, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 0LF


Neat working display of seaside amusements in interesting "Southsea at Play" gallery. Free admission. Closed Mondays. Portsmouth City Museum, Museum Rd, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ



An interesting collection of vintage amusements converted to decimal currency. Open all season when the landmark Brighton seafront Golden Gallopers carousel is running.


With gallery, forum, restoration tips and information about bingo pinball machines.


Free admission to this bijou seafront Purbeck exhibition. An original 1896 model B clamshell Mutoscope with Victorian reel and an Ahrens Cathederal viewer with stereocards, both giving delight to admirers of the well turned ladies ankle. The Square, Swanage BH19 2LJ


Original Sooty Band on 20p. Eastgate, corner of High East St. & Salisbury St, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1JU. Tel. 01305 266040


A developing project, at present over 25 vintage machines working on old pennies. Human Analyst, Jigsaw, TuckShop, Waltons Twins. Bursledon Brickworks, Swanwick Lane, Southampton, SO31 7HB. Tel: 01489 576248


Five vehicle related vintage machines,incl a Marathon Cycle Race, on new money. Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7LH


About twenty arcade pieces, mainly working models and fortune tellers, on decimal currency, situated in boathouse 7, next to the café. (Public admission to the dockyard is free, if you insist). Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ


Twenty vintage machines, many football related, including a Full Team Headball, all working on old pennies from a change machine. Free admission (£3 gift expected). National Football Museum, Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG. Tel. 0161 605 8200


Amusements you would find when you took the train to Weston-super-mare. Ten vintage machines on 20p, with a 1932 Nestles chocolate vending scales on the station platform. Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, SN2 2EY


Fifteen or more vintage machines converted to run on today's coinage. Palmist, racing games, working models etc. Free admission to the machine/café area. Civic Centre, Havelock Road, Southampton, SO14 7FY


A part of Milestones Museum, Basingstoke, laid out as "Milestones Pier". Ninety five different old penny working vintage machines. Many seldom seen, let alone played on, early arcade pieces. Fantastic family fun - ten, old pennies for £1. Basingstoke Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke RG22 6PG


Long established traditional locksmith, capable of keying up old locks.


Sell a range of specialist finishes, including crackle paints similar to those used on Bryans cabinets.


PAT. No.  GB1181452  Morris Shefras bingo machine (not coin-op).   Morris Shefras & Harry Bickerton, 1970  


PAT. No.  US2079000  US patent for Bernard Brenner/Philip Shefras Multiplay bandit   Bernard Brenner, 1937