1934 BRYANS PAYRAMID (Showman's Version) Working on large English Pennies. The Payramid was also available in a'Travelling' case.This was a less ornate but stronger case, intended for travelling showmen. There is no doubt that the Payramid is one of the greatest slot machines ever invented. The game is a true classic, and a tribute to the inventive genius of William Bryan. The Payramid was introduced in 1934 and was still being made 40 years later. It is Bryans most popular ball-catching game, and no penny arcade in Britain would have been complete without at least one of these frustrating games! The playfield holds eight balls, which all drop to the bottom upon the insertion of a coin. As the player winds the handle on the left, each ball is raised in turn and is fired out at the top of the playfield. The idea is to catch as many balls as possible between the moving fingers by manipulation of the knob on the right-hand side of the machine. If five balls are caught the machine pays out 2 coins, six balls pays out 4, and seven balls pays out 6. If you catch all eight balls you get a payout of 8 coins, the visible jackpot opens, and you also get a free ball, which delivers a further 2 coins each time it is caught.
The difficulty level can be continuously adjusted by varying the gap between the fingers. The payout can be adjusted by varying the number of balls in the machine, from 5 onwards. The payout mechanism is entirely automatic, and operates in the background during play.The excitement of the game is thereby enhanced considerably by the sound of pennies dropping into the payout tray as each ball is caught! The jackpot automatically reloads itself from a percentage of the coins going into the cashbox. The Payramid is much sought after by collectors. As well as being fun to play, the game looks right - with its symetrical playfield, chrome features, jackpot full of shiny pennies, and the 8 balls always on display. It is the perfect combination of wood, chrome, balls and coins. The item "1934 Bryans Payramid Penny Gambling Slot Machine Skill Arcade Ball Catching Game" is in sale since Thursday, October 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Arcade, Jukeboxes & Pinball\Arcade Gaming\Non-Video Arcade Machines". The seller is "chubby143" and is located in Vallejo, California. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.