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Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:51 pm
by JC
Don't be fooled by the chips in the glass, Arrgee. I have a BMCo Digger with chips in a similar position.

Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:37 pm
by Bent Copper
Woody - Melvyn Wright has posted an original advert for your machine in a topic about B.M.Co automatic allwins, but it looks like the topflash and the case are both different. The machine is called The Flyer, not The Airplane.

Also your case is completely different from the usual B.M.Co cases. I've never seen one of these auto allwins with a cashbox door before. Was this a later case or has somebody put it in a non-standard case? The additional cashbox door at the bottom, and the large topflash makes your machine look huge compared to the standard case. Is this the reason why your machine has fallen over in your photo? :)

As 'Airplane' is a US word (we would say Aeroplane) do you think your machine could have spent some time in America?

Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:01 pm
by pennymachines
Actually BMCo did make an auto payout allwin with the American sounding name Air Plane, maybe in homage to US forces' lingo. Or maybe we used this term in the early days of flying - like "automobile" hadn't been completely superseded by "car" in the early days of British motoring. Here's a rather poor picture of one I sold many years ago. The case and top on Woody's are not standard BMCo.

Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:31 pm
by woody
The topflash on mine isn't original. I am 80% sure the case is the correct one though - amazing how many photos etc. of these are coming out of the woodwork. I will be sending Melvyn a decent picture of mine over the weekend.

Cheers,

Woody :D

Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:32 pm
by livinginthepast
Hi Woody
Here's a picture of my Air Plane

Also a picture of a BMCo eight aircraft cup playfield which fires the ball vertically.

Regards Cliff

Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:03 pm
by john t peterson
Hi Woody,

Just to let you know, I am recovered from my recent stupor and have written a follow up article to "Khyber Pass." My latest is titled "Band of Brothers." I just submitted it to "Mechanical Memories Magazine." Should Jerry find it satisfactory, you will find it in a future copy of that publication, the only magazine in the UK devoted to what we all love........coin-operated games!

Kind regards,

John Peterson, USA

Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:43 pm
by woody
Hi John

I very much look forward to reading your latest article and I am sure I will learn lots. I subscribe to the mag and would recommend it to anyone.

All the best

Gary

Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:22 pm
by polaris
I have just collected another project machine - first for sometime. It appears similar to the one in this thread, although has unfortunately been messed around with. I wondered if someone could help out with a photograph of the artwork that I can play around with in Photoshop. It would be much appreciated.

Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:41 pm
by gameswat
There was some conjecture on the previous page (page2) about whether the allwin photos shown below were in fact the same machine due to matching chips in the glass. You just need to look at the woodgrain of the cabinet (left hand door frame especially easy to compare) to see they are definitely one and the same, just like a fingerprint. Pics 1 & 2 from eBay and pic 3 once Woody owned it.

Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:48 pm
by pennymachines
polaris wrote:I wondered if someone could help out with a photograph of the artwork that I can play around with in Photoshop.
Nice find - I like the simple (hand-stamped?) spandrels.
Anyway, here you go.
As you can see, it's all hand-painted, so that may be a better approach than Photoshop.