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Coin-A-Cig & Super Selecta

Postby treefrog » Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:50 pm

A couple of machines posted this evening, one looks like a Wonders machine without the coin entry, called "Skill" and listed as Ruffler and Walker. I could not see one on the Wonders list, but there is an Eight Cup machine without a picture. !PUZZLED! The cabinet looks Wonders. Also, it appears to be a vendor. Did Wonders do these?
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The other machine obviously has a replacement backflash and the coin entry looks similar to a Wonders one. The hinges and coin cup are very chunky, which must give away the maker for someone that knows.
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Re: A couple of unusual allwins

Postby 13rebel » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:13 pm

The black and gold part of the backflash looks like a Brenner, 'Ball Past the Arrow' as this had 'Skill' written in the same way.

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Re: A couple of unusual allwins

Postby daveslot » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:36 am

The first one is a Coin-a-Cig, think that's the name. When you won, you had a choice of winning a coin or a cig. There was a switch below the coin slot. This is missing and so is the cig vender. Don't know who made them though.
The second one has the original backflash. I have owned a couple of these and they were the same. They look similar to a Bryans 5 Win. There was speculation they were made by a Bryans ex-employee. Not sure about that...

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Re: A couple of unusual allwins

Postby pennymachines » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:40 pm

Yep - that "Skill" sign at the top definitely seems to have been spliced from a Brenner Arrow allwin.

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Re: A couple of unusual allwins

Postby JC » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:12 pm

By coincidence, Robert Rowland has written a piece on his Coin-a-Cig. machine, which is due to be published in the next issue of Mechanical Memories Magazine (should be out in a couple of weeks). I’ve seen pictures of a few of these allwins over the years and have always suspected they may be Wonders machines. Unfortunately, I have never seen pictures of the mech. and have never seen a machine ‘in the flesh’. Now that I have seen pictures of Roberts mech., I can confirm that, in my view, they are definitely Wonders – and I suspect very early Wonders, maybe the first ever produced? I guess we’ll never know.
Anyway, more info. in the June issue of MMM.

Here is a picture of the door of Robert’s machine, with the correct Coin-a-Cig. artwork and the selector lever.

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Ruffler and Walker Super Selecter

Postby batman » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:29 pm

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Hi All. I'm new to this forum so hopefully you'll all bear with me if this is posted in the wrong section.
I've just acquired a Ruffler and Walker Allwin on 1d play.
It's in fair condition and unusually has a player selectable payout being able to switch between coin of cigarette.
Unfortunately the selecter lever on the right hand side is missing. (see pic)
I was wondering if any of you know of someone with a complete machine that could provide me with a picture /pattern so that I can produce a new lever.
Thanks in advance. Bruce.
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Re: Coin-A-Cig & Super Selecta

Postby pennymachines » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:56 am

Hi Bruce,
and welcome to the forum. I've appended your query to some earlier posts featuring a similar machine. From the picture, it looks a fairly simple part to fabricate, provided the selector mechanism is still in place.

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Re: Coin-A-Cig & Super Selecta

Postby princessflounce » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:46 pm

I thought you might be interested to know that I now own the mystery machine in the opening post. It is, indeed, a Coin-a-Cig and I also believe it's a Wonder, not a Ruffler & Walker. Thankfully the spliced black piece of Brenner Arrow had been placed over the top of the original backpiece, and hadn't replaced it. I assume that when a former owner decided not to offer cigarettes as prizes any more, they wanted to cover up the 'Coinacig' label.

No doubt I will be on here more in the future as our restoration proceeds, but just thought you might be interested to know. Now 'all' I need to do is track down that June 2011 issue of MMM that JC mentions, along with all the parts that some heathen in years past has stripped off the front of our Coin-a-Cig ...

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Re: Coin-A-Cig & Super Selecta

Postby pennymachines » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:32 pm

Congratulations on your acquisition! It should be an interesting project to recreate the missing bits. Please keep us informed of progress.

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Re: Coin-A-Cig & Super Selecta

Postby batman » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:13 pm

I've still not completed the missing parts for my machine, other things have taken a priority !!UHOH!! but I did find this video on YouTube of a Coin-A-Cig that might help you.



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