Jennings Governor Question

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andy-m
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Jennings Governor Question

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Hi all
I have been on the mooch for a nice Jennings Governor of late.
Seen a few on ebay and one of them states in description:-
``Jackpot is a guaranteed handfill jackpot, correct as per original top award card @ £3.50 [ie 7x50p coins]``
I have not seen one close up but love the look of them. So question.......
Are they all Handfill Jackpots???? or do some feed the jackpot from the coin tube.??

Thanks :D
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Re: Jennings Governor Question

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The vast majority of Jennings Governors have a double jackpot. When the first (visible) pot is dumped it is refilled from the hidden pot above. So the lower pot is filled from the upper pot which is automatically filled from the coin hopper overflow. Unlike Mills bandits, the jackpot is part of the main mechanism. Some casino models had hand fill jackpots.
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Re: Jennings Governor Question

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Hi
Thanks for the quick reply.
Yeh I did wonder, just it did seem odd. Will wait for another one :)
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If the handfill jackpot is visible then it's quite rare and desirable as there is a lock in the indian head which you take off to reveal the hole for filling the jackpot, but often on a machine used in the UK it's a hidden token/jackpot tube thing which has replaced the original visible jackpot, this being hacked off to make room for the token/jackpot tube.
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Re: Jennings Governor Question

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Thanks Dave, Interesting info.
Theres one a ebay at the mo and just wondered if it was normal to have the handfill.
:D
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What about this one andy, looks very nice
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Jennings-The-Gove ... 240%3A1318

Just change the glass, have one made/cut to size.
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yes they have owned it from new from the early 1950s :-?
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Re: Jennings Governor Question

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Hi Malc
yeh watching that one mate.
He sold one in December on ebay, its looks like the same machine though,even down to the crack in the jackpot glass? If it don't go silly I will have a bid as other than that it looks a nice machine.

Is changing the glass a problem?
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No mate, it doesn't look like it, maybe a swear and curse in de/assembly.
Jennings Part number V8-1C priced at $2.00 from http://antiqueslots.biz/catalog/59.html Go for it!!!
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Re: Jennings Governor Question

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Thanks for link Malc.
Was thinking more of popping across to glass place asking if the generator I fixed for them in the summer was still working ok....
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