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by moonriver
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electrotechnics Gun Slinger info wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Electrotechnics Gun Slinger info wanted

pvt messaged you
by moonriver
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts
Replies: 21
Views: 1779

Re: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts

I was going to round off this little discussion by saying how ironic that you hate inland arcades so much as historically if it wasn't for inland arcades you wouldn't have most of the old slot machines you collect today. All of the big characters, good and bad, from our great Amusement Industry , an...
by moonriver
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts
Replies: 21
Views: 1779

Re: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts

Seeing as you brought up your point which you thought would be controversial, I'm all for debating a subject I'm familiar with. Having re-read your post, and your subsequent amendments I still don't see how your holiday visit to the seaside arcades left you with the view of "full of people tryi...
by moonriver
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts
Replies: 21
Views: 1779

Re: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts

I understand Seaside Arcades from a nostalgic viewpoint but again, a recent visit to one on holiday this year only went to reinforce my point above, full of people trying to earn a living out of the machines rather than recognising them as entertainment. Short of being very rude..........Yes, arcad...
by moonriver
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts
Replies: 21
Views: 1779

Re: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts

When I won a hand pay jackpot at the Luxor in Vegas the host had me fill in an ITIN form and the casino paid me in full, no tax deduction. It took about 40 mins to do.
by moonriver
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project
Replies: 123
Views: 33873

Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

It's a nice feeling isn't it, which is why I'm often at mine at busy weekends out at the front giving pennies away to bring families in. I think it's very rewarding after all the effort you've made to see how well received the old machines always are, and much better than them just squirrelled away ...
by moonriver
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: What is your dream machine?
Replies: 38
Views: 14383

Re: What is your dream machine?

A bit closer to home.
by moonriver
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project
Replies: 123
Views: 33873

Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Looks great! It occurs to me that you could have two painted wooden supports (like 4" x 2") that bolt together at the ends to form a V shape arrangement, projecting out from each front corner of the trailer and out toward the towing ball end and supported with an upright post, meeting at a...
by moonriver
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Putting Coinslot archive online
Replies: 30
Views: 1052

Re: Putting Coinslot archive online

We stand corrected re location of the work. It was however 'missing' for a number of years and only reappeared in its rightful place after publication of the book. Of course no museum curator will admit this but it was definitely the case back then. As 'unassuming' as the Dennison book is it is a r...