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by moonriver
Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical Memories Magazine
Topic: The Bollands Survey
Replies: 15
Views: 13347

Re: The Bollands Survey

Reviving this thread to include the recently posted Bollands Frankenstein and Bloody Tower plus a Love Test fortune teller spotted in a Michigan store by a well know slot machine sleuth. I have always thought that Bollands working models with a clown head cabinet were one offs ,as I have never seen...
by moonriver
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Dennis Jezzard Sprint Track
Replies: 19
Views: 8632

Re: Dennis Jezzard Sprint Track

Its amazing how many of the same great things we all have stashed away! Mine is exactly the same !!THUMBSX2!!
by moonriver
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Dennis Jezzard Sprint Track
Replies: 19
Views: 8632

Re: Dennis Jezzard Sprint Track

My Derby Day is also in storage but I will dig it out and take some pics. It has 3 horses galloping around an oval track at the top and the player has to fire a ball 'allwin' style up onto the playfield which drops down over pins and through gates marked 1, 2 or 3 and is returned to be fired again a...
by moonriver
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Dennis Jezzard Sprint Track
Replies: 19
Views: 8632

Re: Dennis Jezzard Sprint Track

Its a bit like my Derby Day except mine is an upright floor standing machine which dispensed a big pack of Players cigs if you won. I got it from Friargate Waxworks in York when it closed down 20 plus years ago
by moonriver
Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Green with envy
Replies: 4
Views: 2319

Re: Green with envy

Very nice, although the Victorian Casino Auction in Vegas at the weekend was better.
by moonriver
Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Clive Baker at Goodwood
Replies: 2
Views: 2007

Re: Clive Baker at Goodwood

I can't see how you'd make any money at all after setting up costs , fuel, travel and wage for attendant for a travelling arcade of vintage machines. If you had good weather and bumper crowds (in other words high footfall) then its better to go for selling a pot of 20 old pennies for £2 and have eno...
by moonriver
Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Jennings anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

Re: Jennings anyone?

I remember visiting Dransfields (amusement machine operators) in Leeds in 1978 and in their yard was a skip full of empty Jennings cases going off for scrap. They were pulling the original Jennings mechanisms out to use in those horrible floor standing fruit machines with upright chipboard cases and...
by moonriver
Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Laughing Sailor mk2 tabletop case
Replies: 1
Views: 3648

Re: Laughing Sailor mk2 tabletop case

I like your version with the beard best, would like to see pics of your mechanism.

He also looks like Roger Whittaker about to sing 'The Last Farewell' with his microphone !
by moonriver
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: QT Spares
Replies: 6
Views: 2264

Re: QT Spares

Would that be "No Hope" or "Bob Hope" ? That reminded me of a quote: Bob Hope happened to be in his press office when a telegraph message came in from a journalist.... it read : HOW OLD BOB HOPE ? Quick as a flash Bob Hope sent back the response: OLD BOB HOPE FINE.......HOW YOU ...
by moonriver
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Four Rivieras in Market
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

Re: 4 rivieras in market

thats our Bob standing at the end of the road holding a sign with an arrow on directing us to the bargains !!IDEA!!