ARCADE & VIDEO MACHINES
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Books That Cover Arcade Machines
The following books are listed on Ebay for immediate purchase.
Penny-In-The-Slot Automata and the Working Model by Darren A. Hesketh
Published in Great Britian. This is the first comprehensive guide to those ingenious amusements in which have delighted visitors to the Great Britian 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.
Price: $190 (Used books offered at slightly less)
BACK ISSUES OF LOOSE CHANGE MAGAZINE - DVD Edition - $44.95
For over 21 years, Loose Change Magazine was the flagship collector magazine for the antique slot machine hobby. There is an incredible wealth of information in these timeless magazines on slot machines, jukeboxes, pinball machines, and gumball machines, and all things coin operated. All magazines are uncirculated and are in near perfect condition.
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