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by gameswat
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Australian Manufactured Coin Op Machines
Replies: 86
Views: 50822

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: 50822

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: 87113

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: 50822

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: 687

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...
by gameswat
Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Saleroom roundups
Replies: 139
Views: 79421

Re: Saleroom roundups

john t peterson wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:36 pm We're looking pretty stupid here, Yanks.
Ummm, you say that as if you haven't always been looked at that way........ '!' :HaHa: :woops:
by gameswat
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: FUN or SUICIDE
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: FUN or SUICIDE

Well, that's amazing that you owned it during its lifetime! But not sure why the disparaging remarks ("RESTORED" condition which term I use in its loosest context.) ? Either you think it's a poor job, or you think it should have been left as just an incomplete wreck?? You do realise that m...
by gameswat
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Erie Digger Claw Template
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Erie Digger Claw Template

Purple, I imagine there could be a major issue here with weight re-distribution as the claw design you've chosen seem to all be made of lightweight pressed sheet metal. By reinventing instead of closely copying I think you might have opened up a can of worms!? I've had a handful of different style c...
by gameswat
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: French Curved Crane in US
Replies: 20
Views: 9146

Re: French Curved Crane in US

blikspeelgoed wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:26 am and I believe antoher crane called La Mills
I'm sure that is naming the Mills payout pinball shown in the advert, I really doubt a French maker would name a machine after the largest manufacturer in the world at the time!
by gameswat
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Earth Satellite
Replies: 29
Views: 6704

Re: Earth Satellite

After getting this thing all back together there seems to be only one logical use for the missing flap (A), which is a coin lockout. The flap can only come into contact with the wire running under it from the coin lever to ball release. I've mocked something up and if it's spring loaded it will plac...