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This is the bijou or travelling version of the massive floor standing Hoops machine by Genco Corp. of Chicago, circa 1930. Not surprisingly it's similar in material construction and design to the early pintables that were all the rage at the time, and which Genco was also making. It's a kind of cros...
- Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:52 am
- Forum: Announcements
- Topic: WELCOME (Please read before posting in the Forum)
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- Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:51 am
- Forum: Auction Community
- Topic: Ripplers: repro & real
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Whoah! That's fighting talk. I couldn't disagree with you more. :X!X: Ok many of the pre-war German machines are Golden age classics but the "coffee-house style" products of the mid to late fifties are definitely silver age. :didact: There was no other period like it in the history of the ...
- Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:23 am
- Forum: Feedback
- Topic: I don't like the new front page.
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Hi Vince, You can't ruffle my feathers (I'm all fur). Sorry you don't like it, but thanks for your comments. You're right, the front page is a showoff page. It's supposed to say - hey this site is fun and worth a look. But it's also designed to provide a quick overview of all the main areas of the s...
- Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:09 am
- Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
- Topic: Penny Slot Diorama Railway Memories
- Replies: 10
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Did it look like this? I was just reviewing Darren Hesketh's new book Penny-in-the-Slot Automata & the Working Model when I read your question. It seems likely this is the one you saw - it's at Edwardian Seaside Fun, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. A long-established favourite that can still be seen ...