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by gameswat
Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: What is your dream machine?
Replies: 36
Views: 14150

Re: What is your dream machine?

Currently restoring another Conveyor and while cleaning the four wheels noticed that all the long wires had been bent to make the losing sections larger and winning smaller! Never seen this done before because why would you bother when all you can possibly win is your Penny back. The whole idea of t...
by gameswat
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Earth Satellite
Replies: 29
Views: 6088

Re: Earth Satellite

Completed machine with blonde finished oak replicated as original, which I think very much suits the artwork and furniture fashion of late 1950s. Cabinet was 14 separate pieces of wood when I started - and never touched it with a piece of sand paper!
by gameswat
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: BMCo auto prize payout allwin signage?
Replies: 50
Views: 6601

Re: BMCo auto prize payout allwin signage?

So as an update, the collector that consigned this to me got to see the machine in person before I found a buyer for him, and a few days later rang to say he wanted to purchase the marquee from me and keep the machine! I was happy because I'm sure he appreciates what I did more than anyone else in t...
by gameswat
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Allwin Double Your Money
Replies: 41
Views: 1898

Re: Allwin Double Your Money

The lock is fine, looks perfect from outside and fits snugly so just key it and move on with your life.
by gameswat
Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Australian Manufactured Coin Op Machines
Replies: 86
Views: 49696

Re: Australian Manufactured Coin Op Machines

sentimental salvage wrote: Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:06 am
pennymachines wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:41 pm For anyone wondering what its 'unaltered state' might have been:
I have one of those, never knew it was Australian.
So you mean the B&W advert PM posted, that's by Bolland, but the floor model is an Aussie copy of that.
by gameswat
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Australian Manufactured Coin Op Machines
Replies: 86
Views: 49696

Re: Australian Manufactured Coin Op Machines

Thanks PM, I knew they'd copied it from someone but no idea who. There's enough differences that it wasn't just a Bolland that got revamped. They changed the coin entry for some reason so it doesn't enter the playfield top rhd.
by gameswat
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Australian Manufactured Coin Op Machines
Replies: 86
Views: 49696

Re: Australian Manufactured Coin Op Machines

This Cricket themed Penny flip machine is photographed here in a 1989 Antique Trader mag when it was going to be part of an exhibition at a giant fair in Sydney, then later to be sold. When I asked Bob Klepner about it he said he'd had the chance to buy it sometime in the mid 1980s, but he'd been pu...
by gameswat
Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...
Replies: 208
Views: 85213

Re: Guilt complex

If a short straight bandit handle is a 'dagger handle', what is the style called as depicted in the above 'film stars' bandit?....a nearly straight but kinky one? [ a serious question actually] A 30 year old parts catalogue I have calls the pressed steel versions "Gooseneck handle" and th...
by gameswat
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Australian Manufactured Coin Op Machines
Replies: 86
Views: 49696

Re: Australian Manufactured Coin Op Machines

David, not the same person at all. Frog was only interested in Aussie jukeboxes. Sadly he died from a heart attack 10 years ago. He was working on a book, so a lot of the information he'd tracked down was never posted online. Bob and I were able to give him some of that info along with leads to seve...
by gameswat
Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: [Newbie] Looking for replacement wheel for Aristocrat Grosvenor
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: [Newbie] Looking for replacement wheel for Aristocrat Grosvenor

Oil and grease Tree, you'll find that has a long term effect on the plastic causing it to break down over time. Usually at the hubs where it has infected them. It's an issue with many things made of plastic. Eventually the plastic will turn back into its original constituents. Heat and UV are also a...