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post #1 of 9 Old 09-29-2008, 04:46 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Just picked up a pretty decent slot machine off of Craigslist. It is a Wai Pulsar set up for tokens.
Just wondering if anyone else has one or more for their game room.
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Slots are pretty common to find. I recalled my son has one so I called him.

He said it makes an okay room decoration but no one seems much interested in playing it.

His pin games get the most interest and play followed by mame/multi-game video built into a commercial video game shell.

I guess standing in front of a machine that causes three windows to randomly line up different symbols without any promise of a "payoff" isn't much fun but lit up and all could be a decent decoration - like a step up from a beer neon.
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Just picked up a pretty decent slot machine off of Craigslist. It is a Wai Pulsar set up for tokens.
Just wondering if anyone else has one or more for their game room.

I used to have 3 pachislo slots. (Japanese machines) I then moved up to U.S. casino slots. (1 IGT S+ and 2 Bally 6000)

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I have a 1937 Pace Comet and a 1933 Mills Extraordinary Console similar to those pictured here http://members.aol.com/oldtimeslots/index.html
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"I have a 1937 Pace Comet and a 1933 Mills Extraordinary Console"

empinball, I like the vintage machines, very nice. Much trouble keeping them going?


DinoT, I can see where the Casino slots are a nicer machine.
Gotta love pulling that lever!

Thanks for the info everyone. I had looked at buying one from a dealer for $300 when I was on vacation and decided to wait. Glad I did! Picked up this machine for $85.

I realize slots are fairly common but was curious how many might have one. I can also see where I will want to upgrade to one of the casino style slots eventually.

Thanks again!
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"I have a 1937 Pace Comet and a 1933 Mills Extraordinary Console"

empinball, I like the vintage machines, very nice. Much trouble keeping them going?

They are all mechanical so it's not hard at all. They tend to jam up when you try to shove the dimes in before the machine has completed the entire run cycle. I have a good friend in Montana who's been collecing vintage slots and jukes for 30+ years, in the event that something major happens that I'm unable to figure out.

I also have a 1951 rockola 1434 that I bought from my Montana friend (looks like this) http://www.pinballrebel.com/archive/...1434/r1434.htm Never had any problems with it in 8 years.

Like the slots, I find that mechanical jukes and pinballs are much easier to trouble shoot without needing to have a degree in electrical engineering.
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empinball, Awesome jukebox! I'm old enough that I remember playing those back in the day. I imagine that there still is a supply of 45's available. Those machines always sounded pretty good too.

Even though the older electro/mechanical equipment was sometimes quite complicated they seem to work forever.
The first time I saw the inside of a pinball machine was a real eye opener! Miles of wire and solenoids everywhere.
I'll never forget the sound they made when you won a game.
Sometime newer isn't always better. Glad to hear you have a resource to go to when needed.

Thanks for sharing the info and the pix. Wish I had room for vintage Jukebox!
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Wow that is a cool one (the jukebox)! I would love to have one like that!!!!

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yes I have a type A Wai Pulsar slot machine. The slot machine is set up for tokens and works Great.I

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