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One thing led to another, including adding on a 4 car garage to store my machines and I now have a pretty decent collections of machines. I then put together a program which would allow people to learn about these machines on a CD. An ongoing project is putting up YouTube videos of some of the more interesting machines that are not only in my collection, but in other collections as well.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to give San Diego John John a call at San Diego John has spent 29 years fine tuning his skills as an artist and slot machine Mechanic creating a name for himself known world wide from converting nickel, and dime machines to quarter, or vintage slot machines stripping and repainting to original standards, to adding new chrome and restoring wood work to original quality.

The Vendo H Coke machine holds bottles in the vending mechanism, offering 10 selections.

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I had no idea what I was getting into, but, in the end, I had an 8 hours VHS tape which documented the complete teardown an reassembly of a Mills slot machine. In reality, I do sell machines once in a while, I think the last time I sold one was in Don't settle for less than top quality on your investment.

If you are thinking about buying or selling on eBay I highly encourage you to go to the forum and look at the eBay discussion area. Coca Cola began a new advertising campaign, focusing on a fresher new look.

Just like the folks who vintage slot machines me out at my first auction.

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Here are a few of the things I have done around antique slot machines: Vendo also manufactured a non-coin operated version of vintage slot machines machine called the E, which is listed on this page as well. There is nothing wrong with that because they have to eat, however, since I am not looking at selling the machine for a quick buck, I can almost always pay more than a dealer is willing to pay.

In I started selling the CDs.

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Don't settle for less than top quality on your investment. Vintage slot machines the slot machines we offer are legal in California and provide countless hours of enjoyment.

From through the rest of its production, the Vendo HF would now feature an Antique White painted bottle mechanism face. A couple of months ago, while cleaning my office, I ran across the original masters for the slot machine documentary. At San Diego Antique Slots, We pride ourselves in doing quality work that will last for years to come. We repair metal slot machine castings, such as Bonnet, front casting, upper and lower casting and back doors as well as complete restoration of the internal mechanisms The work is done by mig welding and hand tooling, no putty or fillers will ever be used.

This gave people the opportunity to actually see some extremely rare machines in action.

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To purists like us, theres no way an online casino or a Japanese Electronic replica can replace the style and thrill of a classic, vintage One-Armed Bandit. If you have an antique slot machine and want to sell it, please send me an email.

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In addition to buying and learning about these fascinating devices, I also enjoy talking to anyone who is willing to listen about them. Slot machine restoration on DVD: I know many reputable dealers and collectors and if you have something that I am not interested in I will put them in touch with you.

I usually sell a machine only when I run out of room or end up with a duplicate and decide to sell one of the duplicates.

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Coin Op discussion forum: I photographed and video taped thousands of machines. Documented the complete restoration of a Mills Castle Front slot machine: And after serial numberalso began featuring a lighted bottle door Though Vendo increased the quality of the V, by creating more of a Deluxe version.

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Just like any other machine,slot machines tend to fall apart over time. I have been collecting slot machines since the mid 's. However, I am always on the lookout for anything unique or anything that is a really nice original machine. This might include mailing you a shipping container with all the padding already in it or, for larger pieces, arranging for a shipping company to come and professionaly pack the machine and pick it up.

Slot machines are a favorite amongst enthusiasts, whether it is a Vegas style mechanized slot machine or their cousin the electronic slot games.

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If you would like to know more please feel free to give him a call at Thank you for your support and for making this passion so successful. When Windows 95 came out, the technology was finally available where a CD could be made which contained photos, articles, and videos of all sorts of coin operated devices.

It is at www. If you are looking for a good source to play slots online for real money, you should check out RealMoneyAction. San Diego John now specializes in completely restoring and rebuilding antique mechanical slot machines and electrical mechanical pre Bally's.

The cooling system was updated to a more reliable, heavy duty unit the Tecumseh VT1B.

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You then opened the glass bottle door, and removed your bottle selection The Vendo H Coke machine will accept bottle sizes from the small 8 oz Coke bottle, up to the 12 oz Mexican Coke bottle, or any 12 oz long neck bottle.

Since very few people know how to properly restore a machine, I thought it would be interesting to document the restoration project. Unfortunately, reproductions are a big problem with a couple of the more popular models and these are burning a lot of people.