This great photo was sent in by Chris Morrison from across the pond. I am sure it will bring back a lot of memories. Please comment below.
You would need some of these……….
Chris says: Hello, This is a machine that is in my collection and I was looking for any history that you might have on this wonderful machine. Thank you, Chris Morrison, PP Tiburon Sunset Rotary Club California.
Some additional information from Chris: It was made around 1930, and had many 1967 new large pennies in the back.
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I, like many other from the Island, probably played on that very same machine.
Although decimalisation had already occurred in the UK in 1971, the machines still took the old style pennies. We had to go to the change teller to exchange our New Pence to Old money.
My Brother and I had a coin collection that was made mainly from the coins from these machines. There was always much excitement when we won a penny with Queen Victoria on it.
I often wonder what happened to all the penny slot machines, from the Casino great memories.
When the old store/workshop was cleared (which is where they were stored most were sold to antique dealers in Battlesbridge with a few going to various Canvey people. Unfortunately dad didn’t realise that my sister and I would have loved to own one so sadly they were all gone before we were aware.
Nice to see this machine, it is made by BMCo (British Manufacturing Company) circa 1930’s. I have seen three other Casino badged machines, I own one (machine number 65) and another is in Australia. they seem to have gone everywhere. I am one of the few who lived on the Island I suspect who now has one . Nice machine….
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