BMCo Looping The Falls identified

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chriscalver
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BMCo Looping The Falls identified

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Hello,

I have the opportunity to purchase this machine, but can't seem to find any information anywhere about it.

There appears to be a ledge/shelf that can be moved by the player to drop the ball in one of the 'win holes' below it.

Please see pictures below.... Hopefully someone can help identify it.

Regards
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paul
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Re: Machine ID unknown

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Hi, I had one very similar and reckon it's B.M.CO. Could be wrong though.
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longbobongo
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Very nice. If it's under a grand, I would buy it.

Great machine and unusual.
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It is similar to the one that sold at the Eastbourne auction last year. Mighty long locks on that machine. !OMFG!

Eastbourne auction
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john t peterson
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The hardware definitely looks like BM Co. Treefrog's example looks complete as opposed to Chris's, which is missing the small arm on the top right side, intended to stop the ball rocketing off the circular rails. This slows down the ball and allows for a controlled roll down the two slant rails before entering the player actuated drop rail. Too much ball momentum makes the play very difficult.

J Peterson
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chriscalver
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Re: Machine ID unknown

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To everyone that has replied..... Very much appreciated and thanks.

I beleive it to be a BM Co machine, not only from Treefrog's picture above, but searching through the Web.

I'm happy to say, I have purchased the machine and have a majority of the 'missing parts' included.

I would love to find out the original name of the machine to get the head/title banner replaced (albeit not original).

A nice little project for a good price.

Thank you again.
chriscalver
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Re: Machine ID unknown

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treefrog wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:03 pm Mighty long locks on that machine.
You are right, the locks are huge..... Would like to change them really - Any idea where to source some from? !PUZZLED!
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arrgee
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Photos of the machines mechanism would be interesting to see. Is it auto-pay, or just coin return?
chris rideout
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Re: Machine ID unknown

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john t peterson wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:29 pm The hardware definitely looks like BM Co. Treefrog's example looks complete as opposed to Chris's, which is missing the small arm on the top right side, intended to stop the ball rocketing off the circular rails. This slows down the ball and allows for a controlled roll down the two slant rails before entering the player actuated drop rail. Too much ball momentum makes the play very difficult.

J Peterson
Losing momentum, USA
A similar "back & forth" arrangement for the ball track was used on "Luna Park" in (I think) the early 1960s. The push button operated "shelf" over the lower win cups was much the same and IIRC, getting a win of more than 2 pennies was close to impossible.
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arrgee
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chris rideout wrote:IIRC

Chris, what is IIRC !PUZZLED!
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