Peter Simper Pay Rise fruit machine

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runner
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Peter Simper Pay Rise fruit machine

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I recently got hold of a vintage fruit machine (early seventies) rescued from a cellar in Accrington. A builder who had bought the building was selling everything in there to clear it out, so nothing known about the machine. It didn't come with a power supply lead. It is a three pin circular fitting. I bought a lead online that looked to fit it but was too small. The old kettle leads appear to be too big!! after asking the seller of one to measure the one he was selling.

The machine looks to be complete inside. Any help appreciated. Manufactured by Peter Simper & co. Hants.
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What is odd is that, assuming the pins are earth, N and L, normally the earth pin is different in shape or size, so you don’t accidentally connect incorrectly causing injury or damage. They all look the same. Two makers of period power connectors used by fruit machine companies from ’50s to ’70s were the ranges from Clang and Britmac, usually made of Bakelite, and sizes vary for amp ratings. I had a quick look and could not see one with pins the same size.. so can’t help I am afraid. !PUZZLED!
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Re: Vintage Pay Rise fruit machine

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In picture two, of the electrical connection, you see a little notch at about the six o'clock position.

That keys the correct pins to the correct live lines, ground and two A.C. pins.

You will need to find the proper connector that plugs into the back of the machine, keyed to that notch.

Or look at the other side of the receptacle. It should be evident which pins are ground and which pins are A.C.

Wire in your own 3-lead electrical cord to the proper lines inside the machine, and forgo the plug altogether.

Walt, from Conifer, Colorado.
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Re: Vintage Pay Rise fruit machine

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Wire your new lead into a new block connector behind, through that very thoughtfully placed hole.
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I think you may need a Bulgin plug.
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Re: Vintage Pay Rise fruit machine

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That looks like the normal mains connector for fruit machines of this era. It could be Bulgin, but in my catalogue, the notch on the Bulgin type is on the other side!
A very common fitting, nontheless.
I'd say the machine is a Peter Simper. Very complicated, but high quality.

PS) Cash may be available, if you decide to move it on.
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Re: Vintage Pay Rise fruit machine

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treefrog wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 1:19 pm What is odd is that, assuming the pins are earth, N and L, normally the earth pin is different in shape or size, so you don’t accidentally connect incorrectly causing injury or damage. They all look the same.
Just noticed that the top pin is longer than the other two.
walternewton wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 2:05 pm In picture two, of the electrical connection, you see a little notch at about the six o'clock position.

Thanks Walt, I hadn't noticed the notch.
brigham wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 4:46 pm I'd say the machine is a Peter Simper.
Correct, it is a Peter Simper. I'd assumed that the part I was looking at with the Peter Simper label on was the only part manufactured by them, but after further inspection, I have found other labels with the Simper name.
Thanks
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Re: Vintage Pay Rise fruit machine

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5 A 3 pin Bulgin
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Rare machine, they didn't let many escape.
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Re: Vintage Pay Rise fruit machine

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Many thanks all. After looking up Bulgin connectors, it appears that the old Marshall amps used to use them, so it appears that I may be taking up the electric guitar soon!! any requests?
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