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by pennymachines
Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: I don't like the new front page.
Replies: 4
Views: 5746

You can click the flags as well as the "holes" now.
I agree, it was a bit counter-intuitive.
by pennymachines
Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:23 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: I don't like the new front page.
Replies: 4
Views: 5746

Hi Vince, You can't ruffle my feathers (I'm all fur). Sorry you don't like it, but thanks for your comments. You're right, the front page is a showoff page. It's supposed to say - hey this site is fun and worth a look. But it's also designed to provide a quick overview of all the main areas of the s...
by pennymachines
Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:09 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Penny Slot Diorama Railway Memories
Replies: 10
Views: 5870

Re: Coin-operated train set

Did it look like this? I was just reviewing Darren Hesketh's new book Penny-in-the-Slot Automata & the Working Model when I read your question. It seems likely this is the one you saw - it's at Edwardian Seaside Fun, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. A long-established favourite that can still be seen ...
by pennymachines
Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Work in Progress...
Replies: 7
Views: 14433

In deference to members still reluctant to swap their Babbage Difference Engines for a modern PC, I've added a Flash Off button (see bottom of navigator bar). This should speed things up a bit on a slow connection too. Also just finished - Automatic Updates recording the most recent dates of Forum, ...
by pennymachines
Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:18 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Test Your Skill
Replies: 0
Views: 3721

Test Your Skill

I bought this Test Your Skill game from a collector in Somerset last year and finally collected it yesterday. His wife spotted it in an antique shop where, all covered in white gloss paint, it looked like a kitchen cabinet. I've not seen one quite like it before and it carries no manufacturer's labe...
by pennymachines
Sat Jan 29, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: and here are the pics!!
Replies: 1
Views: 4259

The door and mech certainly look 100% BMco. but I can't put a name to it. Far as I know, they never made a reserve ball machine so I think you're right to assume it wasn't. The Reserve ball feature seems to have been pretty much exclusive to German allwins and a few British and French copies of Germ...
by pennymachines
Sat Jan 29, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Who made this allwin?
Replies: 2
Views: 3778

I agree with Dave - this is almost certainly not British and most probably German. Look for a stamped serial number top side of the case (a J&M wall machine feature). The externals do closely resemble J&M's Airship Profit sharer. The case and mech board look original to me though. The mech b...
by pennymachines
Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Need an award bib for A Buckley Criss Cross
Replies: 1
Views: 2812

There are some award bibs for sale here: http://www.antiqueslots.biz/catalog/27.html
at http://www.antiqueslots.biz/ (now listed on our Services page).
Don't know if any of these would be suitable as a substitute for a Buckley.
by pennymachines
Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Allwin
Replies: 1
Views: 4246

I think R&W made the best sweety and gift allwins. I like the robust payout handles (ideal for sticky little fingers), the backflashes are less fragile than Oliver Whales versions, the mechs are a bit more sophisticated and often there's an adjustment on the hopper to cope with product size chan...
by pennymachines
Sat Dec 18, 2004 2:34 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The Great Jubilee Mystery
Replies: 1
Views: 2831

Maybe I should stick to what I know... It just struck me - that ain't a Jubilee - it's an Aristocrat (also made in Australia). I just found the Aristocrat website. (Must admit, didn't realize they were still in business). About the Nevada: The revolutionary 'Aristocrat Nevada' was launched in 1961, ...