Polo anyone?

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Great Photos Bob and good detail too.
Pity the (Ahrens?) Palmistry is hiding the 'Pull The Lions Tail' machine, I believe that there was a thick rope on this and when pulled hard the lion would roar, never seen any pics of this machine and only ever seen one of these, must be a rare machine today.
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Many years ago I posted this "POLO" inquiry which was clarified by MR. P.........I still have a vivid memory of these four machines being delivered and the realization that I had not purchase Chester Pollard machines.
I always assumed that the ones I bought were quite common...........how else would 4 of them end up in an general auction in the midwest USA in 1970.............Yet, despite this, there has not been any posts when Pollard or AHRENS are mentioned.

Again........... Does any member have knowledge of the "PLAY POLO". !PUZZLED!

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There's an example on Melvyn's site (in Roger Gillman-built cabinet) and what appears to be an original one on Pinterest.
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thanks for the great photos of the game on location
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Not on location, that second photo was taken at Greg McLemores house, most likely at the time of the 2005 COCA visit. The marquee is not original but an average painted version done in the UK before he purchased.
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!!THUMBSX2!! ....Thanks MR. P for the" POLO "pictures...Your depth of information is truly amazing.

I wonder why such a unique machine is not more recognized and appreciated in the U.K.
I have never seen one in the U.S. and I've viewed most notable collections...........I would love to know what happened
to the ones I sold..................my guess....the owners died and the widows sent them to the local dump yards :smash:
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Enamel top sign from same, sold at EH. I don't know if it was an original, or left over from the partly reproduced Polos.
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Wooden and metal cased versions.
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:!: :!: NIGHTMARE :!: :!:

I still recall the shock when the 4 monster Polo Machines were delivered to my front door.
I flipped them right away with the "encouragement" of my wife....(it was more of a threat)
Today, they are probably worth twenty times the price.

They say...."MISERY LOVES COMPANY"

Would you please tell us your sad stories of letting the big one get away.? ROGER
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I owned a Gottlieb "Kings and Queens" pin table as featured in the movie "Tommy" kept it for 4 years as it was the best game play of any pinball, then sold it in 1974....the movie came out in 1975 :dammit:
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