Vintage Early Giant Allwin Penny Machine. If anybody has any idea to the identity of it, I would love to hear from you. It is a beautiful, giant sized, all metal playing field skill type allwin.
Giant sized Allwins are typically 1.5x the normal size of a standard allwin and are very desirable as they are far less common. Also, with it having a metal playing field, rather than artwork or screen print, it is a much earlier machine. I would hazard a guess at 1940s. For the age, it is a very enjoyable and skilful machine to play. It is in full working order on the old penny.
The aim of this machine is to put in your coin. Out comes the ball, pull back the handle and watch the ball go round and round. If you land it in the cup at the very top, you get your coin back immediately. If not, the ball trickles down nicely, picking up speed as it does. As it gets to the ball gallery, this is when it becomes a game of skill, you push the knob in and out, which in turn pushes the horizontal piece of brass in and out.If the ball lands in the lost, its game over. However, if it lands in the arrows, the ball drops through and you get to start all over again. If it lands in the win you get your penny back. I think its fair to say this machine was very advanced for its time. It works brilliantly, each and every time without fail. This machine comes with two sets of keys to both locks. There are signs of old wood filler in places, especially along the top of the lower cash door.
I have never tried to remove this, as I think it all adds to its charm. Other than this, its an outstanding machine and a very rare example. Dimensions - H 33 x W 24 x D 7.5 inches. Please check my other items for other machines I will be listing.
Cash on collection only please!! The item "Vintage Early Giant Allwin Old Penny Arcade Slot Machine Bagatelle Pinball Skill" is in sale since Monday, March 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Video Games & Consoles\Coin-Operated Gaming\Other Coin-Operated Gaming".The seller is "sophysteve" and is located in Enfield. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.