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by quadibloc
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bally Gay Cruise running on unusual coin
Replies: 19
Views: 4212

Re: Bally Gay Cruise running on unusual coin

I was shocked that when they decimalised, since they had a 1/2 p coin, why they couldn't have also had a 2 1/2 p coin, thus avoiding the need to demonetize the popular 6 d denomination, to which it would have been equivalent.
by quadibloc
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bell Fruit Three Penny Supreme
Replies: 67
Views: 11204

Re: Bell Fruit Three Penny Supreme

I found this machine to be very interesting. On this site, I had learned about British machines with payout schedules very different from those of American slot machines in order to cope with the legal limitation to a maximum payout of 12 pence (one shilling, 5 new pence). This one follows the conve...
by quadibloc
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Condemned scales
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: interesting photo

That would make sense if they were scales used in grocery stores for selling produce or meat by weight.

When they're used to tell people how much they weigh, though, it makes no sense. But the wording of the statute may have led to this.
by quadibloc
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Machine Mart Chocolate & Spangles allwins identified
Replies: 12
Views: 2455

Re: Machine Mart Chocolate & Spangles allwins identified

Spangles twins? It looks like I've just learned the source of Ian Fleming's inspiration for some minor villainous characters in one of his James Bond novels.
by quadibloc
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How many cherries?
Replies: 53
Views: 7271

Re: How many cherries?

I think, though, that explaining it on the basis that another reel strip set, similar to V12-70, but not found in the Handbook of Slot Machine Reel Strips, is on that machine, so that nobody's calculations need to be wrong, is possible. That book contains all the reel strips recorded by readers who ...
by quadibloc
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How many cherries?
Replies: 53
Views: 7271

Re: How many cherries?

I'll give you a link to the post: https://www.facebook.com/brightsantique.slotmachines/posts/2467049016876229?__tn__=-R Thank you for letting me know about the existence of the Casino-J reel strips. After searching around for images of the Jennings Standard Chief, and seeing pictures of a few more w...
by quadibloc
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How many cherries?
Replies: 53
Views: 7271

Re: How many cherries?

I've seen an advertisement on FaceBook for a slot machine described as 40% restored, but with original payout card and reel strips. It is a 1947 Jennings Standard Chief. Its payout schedule includes pays on 1, 2 and 3 cherries, so it has cherries on the third reel. If that is even possible, it means...
by quadibloc
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How many cherries?
Replies: 53
Views: 7271

Re: How many cherries?

Having said all that, Jennings muddied the waters as early as 1920 by having a lemon on the third reel which, to all intents, could well have been a cherry, for it was only in use as the cherry-cherry-Lemon winner I don't quite understand you here, because wasn't that nearly always the case on the ...
by quadibloc
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How many cherries?
Replies: 53
Views: 7271

Re: How many cherries?

It's nice looking, but I'd never be content with it. I fear there are Herberts out there who would rub there hands at the thought of buying in order to bamboozle the unaware. It's nice to encounter a fellow Star Trek fan. Just because an authentic War Eagle could possibly exist with single-cherry p...
by quadibloc
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How many cherries?
Replies: 53
Views: 7271

Re: How many cherries?

And that was a pre-war machine too... at least by American standards, as it dated from 1941.
So owning one in the UK might be difficult, unless some were sold to operators in the UK after the end of the war. Otherwise, one would have to buy one in the U.S. and have it shipped across the Atlantic!