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The Penny Arcade

 The Coin Operated Machine Information Site 

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                             Welcome to the Old Penny Arcade



   Learn more about this type of machine at the "AllWin Gallery"      See this machine in action on the "Hawtins" Page


   It is our intention to host a resource for those interested in  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


 Check out our new "Beginners guide to collecting slots HERE

 Pre-Decimal coins and  Slot machine tokens for Sale     HERE



    Read  more about this unusual but very popular form of coin operated machine in our new                                                              "Trade Stimulator" area


                                              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


    See this Watling "Vibratory Doctor" and the "Electric Pig" (1895)on the  "Strange & unusual" 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


                             Wulff                                                      Bergmann                                                      NSM  

  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. 




                                                    The Market Place

       Just added (Aug 18) over 30 machines found in long term storage  dating from 1930's to 1970's                                           some very rare   plus 13 working 1959 Lusse Dodgem cars !

                                                          Click here to go to the listing                






                   Click HERE or on the dodgem car to see these machines and over 20 others





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


               FOUR more machines added to the above for sale collection 5/11/17

                                     Click the photos above for more machines and  details 



           25 mostly German machines added to the market place 27/11/2017

                       click the above photo to go direct to the collection  



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