The Great Jubilee Mystery

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The Great Jubilee Mystery

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Here's a question for those of our members who were involved in the amusement machine industry in the 1970s or earlier. I know we have some!

Beanietatto just sent this picture of a classic little Jubilee. The Nevada had everything a mechanical bandit should have, and more. Visible jackpot, robust reliable mechanism, lots of chrome and rotary escalator a la Rol-a-Top. The resemblance to a Bally was not accidental. By this time Ballys were sweeping the old mechanicals into history. But, unlike the Bally, this bandit has been nowhere near Nevada.

My question. I know Jubilee Products was a London based company, but did they manufacture the bandits in Britain or simply distribute them for the Australian arm of the company?
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Maybe I should stick to what I know...
It just struck me - that ain't a Jubilee - it's an Aristocrat (also made in Australia).

I just found the Aristocrat website. (Must admit, didn't realize they were still in business). About the Nevada: The revolutionary 'Aristocrat Nevada' was launched in 1961, inspired by visits to Nevada, the only US state where gambling was legal.

They have a useful history page here.

My question about Jubilees still stands.
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