Antique Slot Machines (&Trade Stimulators) from Contemporary Advertising.
This 480 page (yes 480 pages) hardback book is a compilation of the advertisements for slot
machines and trade stimulators that appeared in Billboard magazine from 1925 to 1950. The
advertisements give you a good feel of how the machines were promoted and what features were
most important at the time they were sold.
The worst part of the book is that many of the ads also include the machine's original price.
Imagine buying slots for around $100 and trade stimulators for $1520. Since the book contains
over a 1000 advertisements, it includes information on many machines that are not pictured in
any other book, making it invaluable when trying to identify and date a machine.
The book, published in 1980, hasn't been recently advertised and so most collectors don't know it
is still available.
To order, go to go to: Slot Machine Books Web Page
Copyright: 1996, Ken Durham
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