Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Shuffleboard

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STEVE "SKI" LACINSKI wrote at 2011-03-01 19:57:21
I AM FAMILIAR W/ PENN SUFFLEBOARDS.RECENTLY I WAS WITH THE OWNERS SON LAST SUMMER.PRESENTLY I AM PRES. OF AMERICAN SHUFFLEBOARD ASSN. BASED IN PHILA CHECK US OUT ON FB,THE CO. WAS ACTUALLY OUT OF WEST CHESTER AND FOLDED IN THE EARLY 60S.


Judy Cosgrove wrote at 2014-09-05 00:45:15
Penn Shuffleboard Co. of Phila., PA was owned by Paul J. Cosgrove, Sr. During the 2nd world war.  He had a mill in West Chester, PA and made work tables for the government.  They asked him if he had anything he could make to entertain the troops stationed across the U.S. and he then developed Penn Shuffleboards and made a total of approx. 5,000 in the 1940's and 1950's.  He developed a masonite top also which he patented as "Black Beauty".  The very last one he made was in his home and we received it when he died in 1976.  He was my father-in-law and had other companies under the title "Cosgrove Industries".  


steve w wrote at 2014-11-08 23:33:58
this is pretty crazy but I think that table that you have a picture of now resides in Austin Texas I am pretty sure that is a table that I bought off of the East Coast 5 or 6 years ago. does that ring a bell? looking at the picture of the table in your house I remember that same picture on ebay when I bought the tableI am pretty sure. We just refinished the table once again and it is about to be back in play at my club in Austin called C- Boys Heart and Soul. it is a Penn shuffleboard table it said patent pending on the table and it looks identical in the picture to what my table looked like before we started to refinish it. Could it be the same table?  


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I am an expert on old coin operated machines, slot machines, trade stimulator's, jukeboxes, old arcade machines, etc. I have been identifying these for people who respond to my web site listed below, for a few years now. In almost all cases I am able to tell them about their old coin operated machines, the year, the value, and other general information about their machines. I do not know much about soda vending machines, coin banks, or scales, but I will try to help you with these if I can. Please email photo's to: info@coinslots.com My web site is at: http://www.coinslots.com

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I bought my first slot machine, a .50 Cent Mills Black Cherry in 1969 and have been hooked from that time, I still have that Slot machine! Before that I found a open barrel full of old scraped jukebox wall boxes behind a restaurant, I wanted them all but never took a one of them. Anything that took a coin drove me nuts!

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C.O.C.A. and other slot and coin operated machine groups, associations, groups, and clubs.

Publications
Many, the Coinslot magazine, always juken, Coin Slot Journal, Slot Box Collector, and others that I don’t remember at this time.

Education/Credentials
Graduated from Ballard High School in 1969, went to Edison Technical Collage for a couple of years taking welding and metal fabrication, tig, mig, heliarc, also arc and gas welding and fabrication. Then Apprenticed under a slot machine technician who worked in the slot machine industry Reno Nevada, and set up bar poker progressive machines in the casino's, and repaired machine and did the repairs on slot machine circuit boards there. He also was involved in the 2 hand dealer's market and bought and sold machines at the casinos auctions for the secondary market, which includes selling used machine overseas. I learned a ton from this man; he always had the correct answers and took the time to teach me the business. My interest and knowledge in other and older coin operated machine is for the most part, self-taught. It's been my passion from back in 1968 and before, my thirst for knowledge about these machines has kept me more interested over the years, and keeps me searching for more information even today. I have meet and talked to book authors on these machines, attended hundreds of coin operated shows and auctions, and I stay with that to this very day.

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Take a look at my allexperts rating, and my guest book, links to these are at http://www.coinslots.com Also you can check my 100 percent rating on ebay, as I have been there with ebay from their day one, I am user coinslots at ebay. My other awards come from the very people that I deal with, I always make them happy, no matter what it takes, but they always are happy anyway as the countless thank you letters testify to me, so I know I am doing right, and the best I can. I have found so many hard to find parts for people, I hunt them down and don't stop until I find what is needed to get that customers machine running again and back to life, that is my main goal.

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Client privacy prevents this answer, as some are VIP and famous and I will not betray the trust.

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