Penny in the Slot Automata and the Working Model

This is the first comprehensive guide to those ingenious amusements which have delighted visitors to the seaside, fairground, or exhibition for over a century.

Penny in the Slot Automata and the Working Model

Author: Darren A. Hesketh

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: 9780709074083

Page: 224

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This is the first comprehensive guide to those ingenious amusements which have delighted visitors to the seaside, fairground, or exhibition for over a century. The book features many of the unusual coin-operated models and tableaux built to entertain the public from the 1860s to the 1970s. The models are based on a variety of themes including haunted houses, drunkard scenes, executions, laughing clowns, sailors, puppet-shows, and miniature locomotives. There are also chapters devoted to American machines (such as fortune-tellers and vendors) and mechanical music—the precursor to the modern jukebox. With over 200 color illustrations, including many of the rarest surviving examples, plus a price guide, this unique book will be a comprehensive source of reference for automata and working-model enthusiasts and collectors.

The Shell Weekend Guide to London and the South East

A serious investigation of the world of automata containing a historical essay . ...
to the tombs of the Egyptians in 2000 BC , when working models of contemporary
tradesmen were placed in the deceased ' s tomb to help him on his journey .

The Shell Weekend Guide to London and the South East

Author: Robert Nicholson

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Covers London and an area approximately 50 miles around it.

Automata Old and New

... before passing to another period , I cannot resist showing you an invention of
his which although not an automaton is too interesting in the light of modern
civilization to omit . This ( Fig . 14 ) is Hero's automatic penny - in - the - slot
machine ...

Automata Old and New

Author: Conrad William Cooke

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The Badminton Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

... like some penny - in - the - slot automaton , and less like a natural horse . And
now the tinkling ceased , for the old bell - mare stood to doze , while I could see
Joe Bush's company settling one by one . So ! and in another minute the fattest of
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International Journal of Ethics

... crushing weight of circumstance , or because they are unfortunate enough to
have all their wants anticipated , they are as much cut off from the possibility of
developing higher interests as the jelly - fish or the penny - in - the - slot
automaton .

International Journal of Ethics

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Miller s Collectables Handbook Price Guide 2016 2017

15 QUICK REFERENCE - ARCADE MACHINES O Arcade machines and 'penny
slots' (so named as they were prize from a pile within a given time. ... 'moving'
images such as a Kinetoscope, and Many newly-found machines are also in poor
condition, figural automata such as sailors. ... Ltd., the repainted wooded cabinet
with panel reading "Working Model', the interior with original safeCracking
burglas, ...

Miller s Collectables Handbook   Price Guide 2016 2017

Author: Judith Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784722499

Page: 432

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Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 is the up-to-date guide to the collectables market no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full colour, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers what those in the know look for - how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece. Meanwhile, in-depth Closer Look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to costume jewellery. Every image is changed for every edition to keep the book up-to-date with collecting and buying trends. Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 is the only full-colour, fully-illustrated collectables price guide in the world. Comprehensive sections cover advertising, books, ceramics, glass, metalware, pens and writing equipment, plastics and Bakelite, posters, rock and pop, sporting memorabilia, teddy bears, toys and games and vintage fashion. This year, special sections focus on Goss & Crested china, affordable jewellery, Hornsea ceramics and Szeiler figurines. In-depth features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own expert - this book is the essential eBay companion! Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects.

Dramatic Notes

Through its means Pietro , the manager of a travelling troupe of mountebanks ,
transforms Bartolo and Nita into two automaton figures , worked on the “ penny -
in - the - slot ” principle ; and in that condition they represented , in a wooden ...

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The Bedfordshire Magazine

The most attractive to the youth of the town were those with working models in
their windows . The shoemaker ' s automaton was the only one to have any
connection with the trade of the owner . ... One of the grocer ' s shops displayed a
glass - fronted box like penny - in - the - slot machines of amusement arcades ...

The Bedfordshire Magazine

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Hobbies

This machine has the original coin slot or it can be changed to 5c device .
Cabinet is 30 " high , 16 " wide . Price $ 125.00 with 12 tunes . 9. Symphonion 12
" musical automaton , upright model with penny coin slot , fine walnut cabinet 26 "
high ...

Hobbies

Author: Otto C. Lightner

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Machine Warfare

... they drove their workers . If the labourers were crippled by the doctrine , so
were the masters . " For a new type of personality had emerged , a walking
abstraction : the Economic Man . Living men imitated thi penny - in - the - slot
automaton ...

Machine Warfare

Author: John Frederick Charles Fuller

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Om betydningen af den mekaniserede krigsførelse såvel i teori som i praksis.

Popular Mechanics

He gets it by putting a penny in the slot . ... in his penny . But the British public
seems willing to take a chance of that . A new machine is about to be launched
now which goes even further than this . It is an advertising automaton . The
increase ...

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Notes on New Remedies

Put a penny in the slot , and , no matter what you ' ve got , Be it measles , gout , or
jaundice , here are pretty little pills ... your Punch will bet a tenner that you ' ll
have to go to JENNER To repair the playful mischief the automaton has done .

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Review of reviews and world s work

But he is not like a “ put - a - penny - in - the - slot " automaton , which can be set
easily a - going . He is rather like a I may be utterly wrong in my estimate of Mr.
massive and powerful machine which can only be put in Morley's character , but I
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Social and Economic Conditions

... crushing weight of circumstance , or because they are unfortunate enough to
have all their wants anticipated , they are as much cut off from the possibility of
developing higher interests as the jelly - fish or the penny - in - the - slot
automaton .

Social and Economic Conditions

Author: Helen Dendy Bosanquet

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