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ACE-PACE Slot
ACE-PACE Slot  

ACE- PACE slot
ACE- PACE slot  
We've inherited a 5 cent slot machine for which we need an approximate value.  Not sure of the working order, but let's assume it needs some work/oiling. The numbers on it are F109B    M107 and it's showing "Horseshoe Club" on the face. It has P  A  C  E along the sides as well. I've checked and found that Ace Novelty Company manufactured from 1931-1958, but I can't find any similar units on the Internet. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.  I have several pictures.

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Pace slot machine
Pace slot machine  
Hi Micki,

Sorry for not telling you right away that I am researching this, and I still am but I need to let you know something here. Pace was the original company and before it went out of business it was bought out by a company called Ace, then later Ace was bought out by a company called Space. You machine looks like a pace in all it appearance so my guess was that when Ace bought Pace, this model was being made by Pace and they just stuck a Ace sticker on them until the model being made at the time changed. Attached is some information on a pace machine made about the same time as yours, or just before this one maybe as it is all pace and you don't read anything about Ace on this model yet. If your looking to sell this now or later I like pace machine so keep me in mind, you can always e-mail me at: info@coinslots.com or contact me though my web site at: Http://www.coinslots.com I will keep looking for some information on this machine but after Pace sold to Ace, there is very little information to be found on these two companies: Ace and Space, and soon after they all went out of business. I seen many machine just like yours but haven't seen much at all in print on this later model but I'll keep looking and get back to you if and when I find something. As far as parts and repair, call it a Pace as that is what it is, it is all Pace inside and out.

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Rodger Knutson
http://www.coinslots.com

Hi again Micki,

Could you e-mail me the additional photos you have? please send them to Info@coinslots.com if you would. Also look for a number stamped in the top casting somewhere as this would be your serial number, you might also find this on a paper tag inside the cabinet, maybe glued to the side somewhere. If I had the serial number I could maybe date it better as I have a large study on serial numbers and years.
Thank You
Rodger Knutson
http://www.coinslots.com

Hi Micki,
I was hoping that you would send me additional photo's of this machine so maybe I can find out more on it, is that possible? Send to info@coinslots.com if you can and your willing.
Thank You
Rodger

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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

Experience

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.

Awards and Honors
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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