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The Penny Arcade

 The Coin Operated machine Information Site

                             Welcome to the Old Penny Arcade

           

                 

   Learn more about this type of machine on the "Allwin"Page      See this machine in action on the "Hawtins" Page

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   It is our intention to host a resource for those interested in non electronic slot machines from the age of The British Penny Arcade. We hope it will be of interest to those who may wish to relive their youth or maybe, having acquired such a machine are interested in widening their knowledge of it and the genre in general. By attempting to provide an interesting and knowledgeable website we have amassed details from many different locations including our memories. Hopefully saving you the time and trouble searching for it yourself. A fact of life when undertaking something like this is crediting and validating what you include. As we weren't present at any of the occasions photographed or described we don't know from whom anything really originates (except our own dodgy nostalgia). It then transpired whomever we credited others got angry because they claimed the person we credited stole it from them. Then we got claims from those who have self published their own books telling us we got it wrong, but not what their version was, or why it's more accurate. Most unhelpful. I personally know four different accounts of how Sega originated and started making Mills type machines. And that's only sixty odd years ago! So take it all in the manner it's offered. We don't want to pollute history with inaccuracies, however until a time machine is invented …....

This site is dedicated to the world of coin operated machines of all kinds made before 1980, and the people who made them,the people who operated them  and those who keep them alive today. The site is free for all to view with registered members having                                    access to the sites special features

 

                                  

                                              Learn the history of the Mills Novelty Co on the "Mills" page

 

        

                                                 Find more details of these machines on the "Pace Collection" Page

 

                   

                                 See these in action and more Buckley Machines on the "Buckley Collection Page

 

            

                                                                                                          

      These four machines and 12 others for sale now!    click on the photos to go direct to the market place  

                                                                        

               Three more machines added to the above for sale collection 22/9/17

                                        Another machine added 25/9/17                   

                                                         Click the photos above for more machines and  details                                                                                  

                                         Find machines and slot related items  for sale   our Market Place Page  

 

 

                                                                                       

                                                                         To see how this Rock-Ola telephonic Juke box                                                                                                                                         worked visit "The Juke Box Age" page                                                      

                                                                                        

 

             

         Take a walk down the British pleasure Pier (at least as far as the amusements) at our pleasure pier page

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  Explore the three great German slot machine giants on their respective pages or click on any photo above to go                                                                                    directly to the page in question.                                              

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