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by gameswat
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Recent Discovery
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Recent Discovery

brigham wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:12 pm
Is it a J80? I hope you have the knobs!
Not my radio Brig.
by gameswat
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Recent Discovery
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Recent Discovery

Really great paint, and very unusual castings. I keep thinking of upside down cathedral radios when I look at that payout. :o
by gameswat
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Strange instructions on a bandit?
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Strange instructions on a bandit?

treefrog wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:57 am
Also stopping the clock does not stop the machine function like reels spinning. They will just run out of steam when the fan is released,
Ahh, yes, on second thought that won't work! '!'
by gameswat
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Evan's/William's Ten Strike
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Evan's/William's ten strike

A lot older BP, the original Evans version in a deco style case dates back to 1939. Then they sold licencing to Rockola in 1940 when they couldn't fill demand. After the war Evans kept making newer versions up until 1953. Williams apparently purchased the rights and tooling when the Evans company co...
by gameswat
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Strange instructions on a bandit?
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Strange instructions on a bandit?

Rebel, I guess there might have been wording in the specific laws for club machines that the arm pull constituted gambling, so to get around that necessitated coming up with the secondary button to start the machine running? Of course the arm was very hard to remove since all that leverage provided ...
by gameswat
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Strange instructions on a bandit?
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Strange instructions on a bandit?

Rebel, I think it would likely just be some kind of armature stopping the fan blade, which is activated via the #1 button, then it won't reactivate until the next arm pull. The skill stop would then work as a stop. Not sure what law would have made this operation needed though?
by gameswat
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: British Automatic Company Platform Ticket machine identified
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: British Automatic Company Platform Ticket machine identified

Ulrich, I don't believe any German operator would leave the British operators name plate (BAC) on the front of their machine. Unless you can find factory parts in the coin mech that point to a specific German coinage, then it's highly unlikely it was ever operated new in Germany. Your country was kn...
by gameswat
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: British Automatic Company Platform Ticket machine identified
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: British Automatic Company Platform Ticket machine identified

This machine was obviously recycled much later in its life as that plate uses modern engraving. And anyway, why would someone in Germany import this from Britain new in 1910 to then delete the coin slot to dispense free business cards!? No, much more likely a German collector ended up with this and ...
by gameswat
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: British Automatic Company Platform Ticket machine identified
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: British Automatic Company - What type of machine is it?

As suggested they usually had signage for the particular company.