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  1. BF74

    New Bell Fruit Project

    With no markings or paperwork, tracing who made it will be difficult. Basically as so many companies in that era made numerous conversions like this one with just glass printed to make the change, others went one better by having new reel bands done too. As it was originally a Fruit Drop, the game stays the same only with a different name. Most conversions were because of the increase in token payout as Fruit Drop was manufactured 40p tokens and just as the law changed to 50p tokens. This one shows a conversion again from 50p to £1 tokens when law changed again and why many electro's reel glasses have scratched out win lines on the Bars replaced with the higher value sticker.
  2. BF74

    New Bell Fruit Project

    Not many electro reel bands about especially clean ones, only good point is they are made of card and not back lit so I do what you have done. Here is examples of my Jokers Wild club reel bands. It is very time consuming but the results speak for themselves.
  3. BF74

    New Bell Fruit Project

    typical damp storage but it should clean up parts wise, the glass has had it but it was just a conversion of Hi Steppa so if you can look out for that glass or high kicker is another they will replace that damaged glass. with that label stating wins over 20p paid in tokens says even that game and glass are a conversion with the bars increased from 50p to £1. the original game was 20p cash 50p tokens now 50p cash £1 tokens so the label should read wins over 50p paid in tokens and even now still expect it to be all cash payout again a third conversion.
  4. BF74

    Hope all is well BF74

    Still about and following everyone, Struck with painful arthritis in my joints but especially last six weeks it's been getting worse in my knee, so much it was starting to prevent me walking. x-ray shows a couple of problems. Just had an equally painful steroid injection in the knee and happily it has give some relief.
  5. BF74

    Barcrest crystal maze

    If memory serves there should be a cooling fan with top vent on back door above the MPU Simon.
  6. BF74

    Barcrest crystal maze

    It was the Crystal Maze Team challenge version where in attract mode, the tickets were randomly blown around the dome in the top glass
  7. BF74

    JPM, my view from the inside. Frank Bird.

    Yes the red one was a conversion of the original Pool Play from a company called Louth Coin.
  8. BF74

    JPM, my view from the inside. Frank Bird.

    The panel was out of my Pool Play...😁
  9. BF74

    JPM, my view from the inside. Frank Bird.

    One of JPMs electro panels manufactured in the 70s. After years of use and dirt, Restored,cleaned up well and still looks and runs much like the way it was built.
  10. BF74

    JPM, my view from the inside. Frank Bird.

    A JPM seminar from 1979. featuring Frank..
  11. BF74

    JPM, my view from the inside. Frank Bird.

    After spotting an eBay sale for 10 L&F 92250 described as pass keys, I remember all our new delivered JPM machines arrived with loads of those keys. With two locks on back door and one on the outer cash door were All L&F 92250. Only the inner cash door were of different numbered keys and then the standard refill key used on all JPM machines of that era too. Just wondered how many of those L&F locks JPM used and how many 92250 keys.?
  12. BF74

    JPM, my view from the inside. Frank Bird.

    From 1981 Frank.
  13. BF74

    Just Got This

    Press Adverts Criss Cross in November 1985 Treasure Trail January 1986 Give us a Break October 1986 Suit Pursuit October 1987