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Re: Beromat on Ebay

Postby pennymachines » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:29 pm

malcymal wrote: is it something like when the coin drops in, it actuates something that engages the handle to create tension and spin the reels?
Exactly like that! To compensate for lightweight construction these games are designed to avoid stress.
As long as everything is complete and no parts damaged, the most common problem is with the payout mechanism. Because mechanical forces are minimized, a bit of grunge and dried grease is enough to stop it working. The answer is to disassemble, clean and polish the slides and associated linkages and re-lubricate the moving bits (but not the slides).

Because the payout slides are reamed out for the old penny, they're a bit of a weak spot. Check the edges for cracks.

As Coin-op says, if it has the Zeiss locks that Wulff used, you may have difficulty finding suitable blanks to re-cut the keys. Worth trying though.

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Re: Beromat on Ebay

Postby malcymal » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:49 am

It's got Yale locks with one right under the coin reject top of machine dead center and one on back.

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Re: Beromat on Ebay

Postby badpenny » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:56 pm

I've just had a look behind the compost heap, and sure enough I have a fresh patch of "Wulff odds and bods" starting to break the soil. I seem to have complete and incomplete mechs emerging. I hope we don't have any more sudden frosts.
Whilst upstairs in the nursery I think I have a drawful of those shiny little twiddly bits that look meaningless until you see them fitted who needs what?

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Re: Beromat on Ebay

Postby willborl » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:35 pm

I wouldn't mind some of those mechs and bits n bobs BP.
Can you email me?

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Re: Beromat on Ebay

Postby slotalot » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:23 pm

Badpenny wrote:I've just had a look behind the compost heap, and sure enough I have a fresh patch of "Wulff odds and bods"
So that's were you've been all week! :oops: ..Welcome back... :tarah:

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Re: Beromat on Ebay

Postby badpenny » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:10 am

Thanks Stuart, I've been absent as I seem to have lost my job, and am trying to come to terms with all that implies.

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Re: Beromat on Ebay

Postby malcymal » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:17 pm

Sorry to hear that Badpenny! :-(

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Re: Beromat on Ebay

Postby slotalot » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:29 pm

Badpenny wrote:Thanks Stuart, I've been absent as I seem to have lost my job, and am trying to come to terms with all that implies.
It seems to be the new national passtime right now :cry: ... I hope you manage to get fixed up with something soon !THUMBS!

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Beromats and conversions

Postby malcymal » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:59 pm

Topic merged- site Admin.

Can anybody identify this machine??
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Antique-one-arm-b ... 240%3A1318

Thanks, malc
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Re: Can anybody identify this machine?

Postby coin-op » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:17 pm

Can't identify this machine by an actual name. But I think it's one of those early 60s bandits made using Beromat mechanisms to give a new life to a machine which was then becoming old and familiar. Guessing from the comments made by you in recent posts I wonder if this is possibly similar to the machine which you asked about which an antique dealer had?


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