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This page is dedicated to the very unusual and unique range of machines made by Jamieson's Automatics,Bridlington                                                               1948 to 1979

 

 

 

All photos by kind permission of Ian Jamieson


 





                   


 

                       ARTHUR JAMIESON MD.                            LAURIE BINNS Design Engineer





By 1956 Jamiesons had set up shop in the old Corn Exchange in Market Place Bridlington,
and one of the first machines they made is thought to be the "Shoot" pinball,
which with the end of sweet rationing proved to be a winner,
as it payed out a packet of polos each time you finished on a goal.
Below are a selection of rare photos taken in the old Corn Exchange between 1956 & 1964 when they moved to larger workshops.


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                                          Shoot Pinball




 


 

             The workshop inside the old Corn Exchange.



  

  
 


 

        Engineers working on a new batch of machines.




 


 

   Another load of machines on their way to the arcades.


 







  
                                           Jamiesons new factory and offices, completed in 1964,
                                       built on the site of the Jamieson family's first home and shop.
  

          Lots more room in this purpose built workshop

 




 

  Below is a selection of oak cased machines from 1959


              All the machines in this range worked on the same basic electrical design
and the machines were constructed using ex GPO relays, these machines were very popular                                                      with both players and operators.


             

 

                                                        



                   

 

                                    

                          

 

                                           

 




 

The 1960s brought a change in style, FORMICA was all the rage,Jamiesons expanded their range of machines to include pushers and multiplayer games pictured below are just some of those games.

                                

 

                                                       

                 


             

 

                  

 

                                                         

                                       

 





                                   

 




 

The 1970s brought with it decimalisation and a new range of designs



                

 

                  

 

                                                        

                                      


                           

 

                                                                  


                

 

                                                         

                   




 

Over the years Jamiesons attended many trade shows both at home and abroad
below are views of some of those trade stands




Jamiesons Trade Stand Blackpool 1973


Jamiesons Trade Stand Zagreb Croatia 1972


Jamiesons Trade Stand Alexandrea Palace 1978
 




 

           All photos by kind permission of Ian Jamieson

 

                                   Please enjoy them and only copy for your own Private use.