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.

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

View: 158

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.

The Shell Weekend Guide to London and the South East

A serious investigation of the world of automata containing a historical essay . ...
A collection of early penny - in - the - slot machines and musical automata ,
including the twelve famous Nelson Lee working models from Brighton Pier ,
which ...

The Shell Weekend Guide to London and the South East

Author: Robert Nicholson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 272

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Covers London and an area approximately 50 miles around it.

Networks of Nazi Persecution

... the " penny - in - the - slot automaton . " 3 Even as many begrudgingly
accorded these new workers a singular place in industrial society , few ever
identified with them . They are usually simply subsumed among that often
invoked category ...

Networks of Nazi Persecution

Author: Gerald D. Feldman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571811776

Page: 376

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The persecution and mass-murder of the Jews during World War II would not have been possible without the modern organization of division of labor. Moreover, the perpetrators were dependent on human and organizational resources they could not always control by hierarchy and coercion. Instead, the persecution of the Jews was based, to a large extent, on a web of inter-organizational relations encompassing a broad variety of non-hierarchical cooperation as well as rivalry and competition. Based on newly accessible government and corporate archives, this volume combines fresh evidence with an interpretation of the governance of persecution, presented by prominent historians and social scientists.

Technics and Civilization

ters and textile masters drove themselves almost as hard as they drove their
workers: they scrimped and stinted and starved themselves at the beginning, ...
Living men imitated this penny-in-the-slot automaton, this creature of bare
rationalism.

Technics and Civilization

Author: Lewis Mumford

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226550273

Page: 495

View: 464

Technics and Civilization first presented its compelling history of the machine and critical study of its effects on civilization in 1934—before television, the personal computer, and the Internet even appeared on our periphery. Drawing upon art, science, philosophy, and the history of culture, Lewis Mumford explained the origin of the machine age and traced its social results, asserting that the development of modern technology had its roots in the Middle Ages rather than the Industrial Revolution. Mumford sagely argued that it was the moral, economic, and political choices we made, not the machines that we used, that determined our then industrially driven economy. Equal parts powerful history and polemic criticism, Technics and Civilization was the first comprehensive attempt in English to portray the development of the machine age over the last thousand years—and to predict the pull the technological still holds over us today. “The questions posed in the first paragraph of Technics and Civilization still deserve our attention, nearly three quarters of a century after they were written.”—Journal of Technology and Culture

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

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Iron Age

We have automatic machines for many different uses; What we may arrive at we
cannot tell, but at present we have not reached penny in the slot automaton
salesmen. When inquiries are induced, then is the time for our expert Salesman
to ...

Iron Age

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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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

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 668

Reading Sacred Texts Through American Eyes

Mumford speaks of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the following terms :
“ A new type of personality had emerged , a walking abstraction : the Economic
Man . Living men imitated this penny - in - the - slot automaton , this creature of ...

Reading Sacred Texts Through American Eyes

Author: Charles Mabee

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN:

Page: 128

View: 242

Music Boxes

Rabbits are usually seen coming out of hats , but in the world of automata , the
mechanical rabbit prefers to appear out of ... Unfortunately , the automaton has
recently been fitted with a penny - in - the - slot device which allows it to be used
far ...

Music Boxes

Author: David Tallis

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 143

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Automatic Pleasures

Some of the prime users of working models during the last quarter of the 19th
century were the various rail and steamship companies ... they implored their
parents to drop a penny in the slot machine , which contained an exact replica of
George Stephenson's Rocket . ... In spite of the fact that automata in general were
universally popular throughout the latter half of the 19th century , and were to be
found ...

Automatic Pleasures

Author: Nic Costa

Publisher: Seven Hills Books

ISBN:

Page: 224

View: 293

This book has stood the test of time. Copies of the first edition have over the years regularly sold for many times the cover price. The full color book is once more in print. Since its original publication it has been cited in many academic papers and has since become the definitive work on the subject. It caused embarrassment to the huge American coin machine industry when it was first published in 1988- they were busy celebrating the centenary of the Juke Box in that year as an American invention whereas the book revealed that it was actually an earlier British invention. It awoke huge interest in Japan by giving them long sought answers as to the origins of the Pachinko machine (which at the time was consuming as much as a quarter of the gross domestic product in Japan). As a direct result of the book a new museum was established in the Japanese city of Kobe and for a short while the author became a national celebrity there. The book established many new facts and destroyed many of the myths that had arisen in the gaming industry during the 20th century. Originally an ancient Greek invention, the advent of the coin machine in the 19th century heralded a Victorian revolution which sought to establish a fully automated society. The visionaries of the past are the direct forbears of the all pervasive computer industries -without the gaming and coin machine industries it is doubtful as to whether today's computer dominated age would have ever happened. Most important of all, it is fun to read

Osler s a Way of Life and Other Addresses with Commentary and Annotations

The peril is that should he cease to think for himself he becomes a mere
automaton , doing a penny - in - the - slot business which places him on a level
with the chemist's clerk who can hand out specifics for every ill , from the “ pip ” to
the ...

Osler s  a Way of Life  and Other Addresses  with Commentary and Annotations

Author: Sir William Osler

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822326823

Page: 378

View: 386

Collection of addresses given by Sir William Osler (1849-1919), esteemed physician and professor, on the way of life for the ethical physician.

The Life of Sir William Osler

... self - centred man , whose worst faults often partake of his best qualities . The
peril is that should he cease to think for himself he becomes a mere automaton ,
doing a penny - in - the - slot business which places him on a level with the ...

The Life of Sir William Osler

Author: Harvey Cushing

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 1417

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