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by pennymachines
Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:21 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: LOVE the site
Replies: 1
Views: 988

LOVE the site

Aw c'mon, you're making me blush. :oops:

But you ain't seen nothin' yet...

Can't wait to get the Museum up (after Christmas, I'm afraid).
I think what we all really want to see are those Great British Vintage amusement machines in all their glorious variety.
by pennymachines
Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: any thoughts on old english vending machines?
Replies: 1
Views: 3656

Hi Johnyslots,
Thanks for the praise, and welcome to the fold.
Yes, there'll be a whole section of the Museum devoted to British vending and service machines. I don't know much about them myself (yet) but I know a few collectors who do. Need some good photos.
by pennymachines
Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The Great Jubilee Mystery
Replies: 1
Views: 2240

The Great Jubilee Mystery

Here's a question for those of our members who were involved in the amusement machine industry in the 1970s or earlier. I know we have some! Beanietatto just sent this picture of a classic little Jubilee. The Nevada had everything a mechanical bandit should have, and more. Visible jackpot, robust re...
by pennymachines
Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Info about this Trade Stimulator please
Replies: 3
Views: 3582

Exhibit Supply! From floor-standing cranes to counter-top trade stimulators. There should be a small ball-bearing under the glass. This rolls off if there's any cheating, and stays off until the next coin is inserted. I assume the little slot on the right must have been for a gum ball without a gamb...
by pennymachines
Fri Dec 10, 2004 3:25 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Rogues gallery
Replies: 1
Views: 3134

Well folk could use a real mug-shot for their avatar in the forum...
But I'm not posting mine (I want to attract visitors to the site).
by pennymachines
Fri Dec 10, 2004 3:17 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Just what percentage of machines survive?
Replies: 1
Views: 2342

Here's my Thrupence worth on the subject. I reckon the pinball estimate may be fair. The new pin on the block was always ousting the has-beens. It might stand for a few weeks on a prime site in the city earning good money, then it was shifted (maybe sold) to a secondary location and and made its way...
by pennymachines
Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Work in Progress...
Replies: 7
Views: 12015

Work in Progress...

The site is now fully accessible to browsers without Flash - (except for the Arcade, of course). They'll just see plainer pages. Now I can start work on the content... Following feedback from several visitors, I've made some other changes. Thanks to Melvyn Wright in particular for much constructive ...
by pennymachines
Sun Dec 05, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Top of the Slots - The Vintage Slot Machine Charts.
Replies: 6
Views: 14339

I think this is going to be a beauty contest!
by pennymachines
Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exclusive Automatics - Pin up Girl. Any info??
Replies: 2
Views: 2758

I love these machines. The action is quite surprising - when the flat image splits into two revolving drums and reforms as one of three pin-ups. The roulette game style is a clue to origin. This machine started life as a French "Girouette" game in a fluted fruitwood case with carved pediment, circa ...
by pennymachines
Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:38 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Annual Slot Machine Bun-Fight
Replies: 17
Views: 15125

Annual Slot Machine Bun-Fight

Numbers seemed a bit down at the Cambridge auction last Sunday (27/11/04), but then the hall was bigger than usual. In fact the venue was a pleasant improvement on previous years - more spacious, well lit and warm. Nowhere much to sit though. Bit of a rag-bag of machines with plenty of "projects" an...