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by moonriver
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay
Replies: 62
Views: 25933

Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

!!><!! firewood Certainly not 'firewood'. These have their own place in the history of our coin op hobby, even if from base cabinets converted by Cliff Mills for operating pieces. Showmen and arcade operators were always innovative and Fortune Tellers have always been great money takers single site...
by moonriver
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay
Replies: 62
Views: 25933

Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

For the life of me I can't understand why the cheaper one of the two hasn't been repaired and offered for sale working, it's not exactly hard to do ( or have done).
by moonriver
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Firmans
Replies: 83
Views: 31163

Re: Firman bandit identified

Sometimes you just have to put your hand in your pocket to buy something you really want. Everyone would buy it at the right price for them, but if you really want to own it, it has to be the right price for the seller. Even if you don't think it's a realistic or fair price now, or you tell yourself...
by moonriver
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Sorry -- Not For Sale -- Holy Water Vendor
Replies: 10
Views: 2020

Re: Sorry -- Not For Sale -- Holy Water Vendor

IMG_1926.PNG A good friend of mine has this interesting Holy Water Vendor, originally from a travelling US State Fair. The punter chooses which side to deposit coin. 'Catholics' to the right , 'All Others' to the left! When the coin slide is pushed in on the left side nothing happens, when the coin...
by moonriver
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Gemini's Big Ben
Replies: 18
Views: 6229

Re: Gemini's Big Ben

Oriental Gambler and Twin Dragon both had a pointless little pull handle on the side of the cabinet, nothing more than a microswitch start but it actually slowed up the game and irritated players.
by moonriver
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Gemini's Big Ben
Replies: 18
Views: 6229

Re: Gemini's Big Ben

Gemini machines were always the ones to avoid..........boring games
by moonriver
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Amusement Tradeshow videos for you to enjoy
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Amusement Tradeshow videos for you to enjoy

arrgee wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:19 pm Some great videos there, anyone know anything about the Big Ben in the last video, or the maker ?
Gemini's Big Ben
Gemini
by moonriver
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: What Have You Got ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2518

Re: What Have You Got ?

:HaHa: everyone thought it was!
by moonriver
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The Lucky 12 flickball
Replies: 8
Views: 2310

Re: The Lucky 12 flickball

Hello Tommo, Your replacement arm is not quite the right shape. It has too large an opening around the cog and it needs to be just right and only just clear the teeth on the edges it makes contact with, so that when one side is making contact the other is fractionally clear and vice versa, so each d...
by moonriver
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: More Money than Brains....
Replies: 20
Views: 5659

Re: More Money than Brains....

john t peterson wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:28 pm I'm hiding in my bunker at least until tomorrow. If the Orange Idiot wins again, I'll be looking for a Brit to sponsor my immigration application.
Come on Joe! |/XX\|