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by badpenny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mills penny machine - info
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Mills penny machine - info

Hi rayklann Welcome on board and to the hobby. I too confirm the mixed pedigree of your machine. It was quite common 60 years ago for small arcades and fairground operators to embellish/modernise their machines for the new season by sticking all sorts of alien badges and signs on the front. A common...
by badpenny
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Coventry or Collectors auction
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Coventry or Collectors auction

I agree totally with you TF, "life has to move on and we need to live with not against the virus." However I don't think we're there yet, and neither is it our decision to make. All the while we keep bouncing between hopeful news and good predictions then back into doom and gloom, the less...
by badpenny
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Coventry or Collectors auction
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Coventry or Collectors auction

That's only my opinion TF. Soon one weekend, I may end up sitting on my own at home while it's all going on in Coventry and/or Derby. JC and/or MH might suddenly announce they're intentions and put me to shame. One of you guys may decide to do something. I fear this situation could well keep bouncin...
by badpenny
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Coventry or Collectors auction
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Coventry or Collectors auction

My view. Until people are allowed to enter pubs and public places, I don't fancy trying to hold an auction outside in a car park. Fair enough we are being told there is a road map showing dates for the next stages, but the last year and a bit has taught me about counting chickens from unhatched eggs...
by badpenny
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Identification Visuwin and Art Deco catcher
Replies: 8
Views: 2546

Re: Identification Visuwin and Art Deco catcher

Thanks, I had and it was.
by badpenny
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: The first anti-tilt mechanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 6316

Re: The first anti-tilt mechanism?

Possibly. It might also be to slow down any sticky fingered mechanic visiting to repair or unjam an out of order machine. My favourite "stitch up" was a Friday Lunch in my pub in The West End. The busiest session of the week, and as usual we were heaving. Suddenly amidst the hoard of punte...
by badpenny
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Identification Visuwin and Art Deco catcher
Replies: 8
Views: 2546

Re: Identification Visuwin and Art Deco catcher

Wow, was it a BIN that sold before the screen had dried?
by badpenny
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Rotating escalator Aristocrat Tic Tac Toe
Replies: 34
Views: 1311

Re: Rotating escalator Aristocrat Tic Tac Toe

Well we never have, why should you be the special one?
by badpenny
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Rotating escalator Aristocrat Tic Tac Toe
Replies: 34
Views: 1311

Re: Leftover parts - Aristocrat Tic Tac Toe

There has to be a benefit in this affliction called collecting and restoring coin operated amusement machines, you've just stumbled on it and wish to reject it? The rest of us ask beloved to stop throwing out empty jam jars and corn flake boxes in order to store such gifts from the gods. Store it al...
by badpenny
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Bryans Bumper
Replies: 32
Views: 1600

Re: Bryans Bumper

I fail to see how Pete's masterpiece is at all controllable if it's essentially like cranking the handle of a clock.
I know I'm missing something here .....

BP !PUZZLED!