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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 11:22 pm
by widget2k4
pins removed and working perfect now :)

Trying to identify an old machine

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:11 pm
by timearl
Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

Hi Everyone,

This is a real long shot, so if you like a challenge, please read on!

I’m trying to identify a machine I used to play many years ago. It was a simple manual mechanism - a box with a glass face over a solid back board. The gap between them was the thickness of a new penny. In one side of the box was a slot for a penny (or it might even have been a halfpenny, that’s how long ago it was).

To play, you put a penny into the slot, and it came to rest against the inner end of a sliding metal bar. The other end of this bar was outside the box, and you tapped the outer end of it to shoot the penny in an arc across the machine, between the glass face and the backboard.

There were five winning slots to aim for. If the penny dropped into the first slot it would come back to you and on the way it would trigger a lever and release another penny from a column under the winning slot.

The second slot would win you two extra pennies, the third three pennies and so on. If you hit the fifth slot, the five pennies that were released would also trigger a second lever which released a further five pennies making ten in all.

Pennies that missed all the winning slots would go to replenish those that were waiting to be released by winning pennies, until the column was full. After that, they would drop through into the back of the machine as profit for the owner.

Thanks for any help,

Tim

Re: Trying to identify an old machine

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:42 pm
by daveslot
Sounds like a Cascade, just search on here there will be loads.

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Re: Trying to identify an old machine

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:38 pm
by timearl
That's the one Dave, thanks very much,

Tim

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:06 am
by cait001
does anyone know where I can find a Cascade machine for sale? I am in Canada and willing to ship...

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:39 pm
by treefrog
Well I sold one on eBay just over a week ago was cheap as well, not sure I would have risked shipping to Canada though..... maybe someone will......good luck

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:31 pm
by badpenny
The problems involved with shipping a Cascade lie in the area of the front glass.

All of the graphics are on the glass, if that breaks you won't get a replacement. Also the glass is all that holds all of the trips in place, if they come loose, you'll not only have immense fun finding them, identifying them and then get them back in place in the correct order (everyone puts the jackpot trips in backwards!) you'll end up with at least one escaping. You can get replacements though, it's just all hassle.


You'll also need a big bag of 1np coins unless Canada has an identical diameter, thickness and weight coin?


Good luck
BP :cool:

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:17 pm
by cait001
thanks, everyone! Yeah I don't imagine it will be an easy or cheap thing to ship, but hopefully I can find someone to go on that journey with me and do a ridiculous packaging job on it. ;)
I could see removing the glass, wrapping it separately in piles of bubble wrap, securing in a tough box, and then putting that box with the rest of the unit. Not perfect, but fingers crossed it might survive.

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:38 pm
by moonriver
why not just visit here, have a holiday, and take one back with you, they're not particularly bulky or heavy

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:03 am
by cait001
moonriver wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:38 pm
why not just visit here, have a holiday, and take one back with you, they're not particularly bulky or heavy
ha, I wish! :)
One day, we shall see. thanks for the invite.