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This WAS a fully working penny slot machine! It has been sitting idle in one of our game rooms for a few years (shame on me) and at this time, something seems to be stuck inside, not allowing the handle to be pulled.Although I have NO mechanical skills, in looking inside, it doesnt look like there is a coin jammed, but most times, when inserting a penny, it slides directly down through and into the coin box. But when it does catch, the handle is only allowed to pull just enough to release the penny from the coin mechanism, but the handle wont pull down all the way to the bottom to spin the reels.
When we acquired it a few years ago, it was fully working but as I said, it has been sitting idle for a few years so you will need to trouble shoot the issues that I described prior to having a fully working machine. I have to guess it is something minor and easy to find for someone who knows what they are looking for but for me, not so much! I believe this was manufactured by Aristocrat, based on its similar styling to other similar period Aristocrat machines, but I cant find a manufacturers label or name anywhere. This is a single penny play machine, definitely dating it! Payouts are made according to the listings near the top, below the coin entry slot.
Payouts vary from two to ten coins. When you win, your winnings, in the form of pennies, are dropped into the metal bin at the bottom. To spin the reels, you pull the handle on the right side of the machine, but as I mentioned, there is currently an issue with its play that will need to be resolved prior to playing a game.
It looks like this machine has an amateur restoration done prior to us acquiring it. The case appears to be cast iron while the back is metal and the sides and bottom are wood.The case and back look like they have been painted and show pretty well, with some small scratches. There is a slight indent in the casing in the far upper right corner, with the appearance of a crack on the inside of the cabinet. It looks like something heavy hit the side of the case at some point, putting a dent in it and causing a crack in the casing. The case is strong and secure with no movement and the door closes fine, but I did want to mention this crack. The side wood looks like veneer while the bottom is plywood. The stainless steel and chrome accent pieces are in fairly nice shape with some surface rust and minor pitting on the pull handle, but nothing horrible. Inside, it looks to be complete and is well greased/oiled! It measures 26 tall, 16.75 wide to the outside of the handle, and 16 deep. It is also pretty heavy since it is an actual industrial slot machine! The front graphics appear to be printed on thin transparent plastic panels. Im not sure if they are original or if the restorer changed the design during his restoration, but they look pretty nice with excellent graphics of a bumper car race in the lower portion. Although there are the normal bells, plums, oranges, and cherries, there are also bumper car symbols that make payouts! And the bumper cars are shown on the reel strips, so maybe this is original. There are keys for the bottom cabinet lock and lower payout panel lock below it. Even though you may see some pennies in the original coin tray at the bottom, those will NOT be included with the machine! You will need to supply your own pennies! This WAS fully working until it has been sitting idle in our home for a few years. This machine is in pretty nice shape and displays well. It will make a great addition to any game room or collection and will give you a LOT of enjoyment once you troubleshoot its current issues! It doesnt get any easier or better than that!
My preference is to work with a company that provides door to door service which handles all of the wrapping, loading, and hauling. The item "Aristocrat Penny Arcade Coin Operated Penny Slot Machine Needs Minor Repair" is in sale since Wednesday, June 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Casino\Slots\Machines\Antique Coin Slot Machines".The seller is "59redvette" and is located in Woodstock, Illinois. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.