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---My expertise is with coin operated machines made prior to 1960 ---I focus on trade stimulators, arcade games, slot machines and jukeboxes. ---I'll defer to other experts on gumball machines, pinball machines and video games, although I can answer some questions ---I can not answer repair questions

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---Published a semi annual newspaper for over 18 years ---Published the web site for over 15 years, containing 100 articles & news stories, over 1000 items for sale, and a list of upcoming shows and auctions. ---Have exhibited in California, Texas, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Atlantic City, Nevada and Maryland.


---Coin Operated Collectors Association (COCA) ---American Historic Jukebox Society


---Publishes the web site that contains over 100 web pages and is updated almost every week. ---Published the Antique Advertising, Slot Machines & Jukebox Gazette ---Published the Coin Op Newsletter


---40 years of experience of collecting, buying and selling coin operated machines

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Recent Answers from Ken Durham

2014-10-28 Old slot machine:

Hi    I've seen it and it is a fun machine.  It originally took an old English one cent coin that is the size of the dollar US coin.    English machine are not very popular in the USA and therefore don't

2014-09-28 Early Coin Op Pinball Game: Midget Hi-Ball by Peo Mfg:

Hi    You have one of the early 1930s pinball machines.  Pinball machines, as we know it today, were first introduced in 1930.  They were very very popular and many variations were introduced by many different

2014-06-03 old slot machine:

Hi    Dealers only pay $400-600 for most slots if they are working, less if not working.    Send a photo to along with your question and I'll see if you have something more

2014-02-04 Recent Purchase:

Hi    Between 1930 and 1941 Mills and Bally came out with a variety console slots and competed with each us.  They were all very similar to each other.  As a result they are not very rare.      Because

2014-02-02 Mills 1937 Castle Slot Machine:

Hi    The castle front is a very common machine and a lot of replica ones have been made.    I've never heard a black castle front and never heard about it being rare or 1937 being a special year.    The


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