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I collect console slot machines. Over 15 all working & most of the glass is excellent to good. I have been told that I am a rare breed collecting the consoles. Do you know if there are many collections larger? Since I own an acme roulette, I was surprised
to see that your wheel keeps spinning. Mine stops when the ball lands in a whole. Please send me a picture of your glass, I might be interested. Thanks, Richard

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Richard:

You are a rare breed. I don't know anyone who has a collection of console machines anywhere close to yours.

I sold my roulette years ago as well as the replacement glass that I had.

I know I made a simple wiring change regarding the wheel. I thought I modified it to only spin the wheel during a game. I think the original wiring was that the wheel would always be spinning.  Who knows though, maybe I changed it to run the other way but I don't think so. I sold my roulette to a dr. who lived in ND and also had a house in CA. The roulette was shipped to CA.

He passed away many years ago. Perhaps you ended up buying my machine.

The ACME Roulette is a very neat machine. I hated to sell it but it really didn't fit in with my collection.

Dave

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My expertise is in the area of antique slot machines. Specifically pre 1940 era machines. I have an extensive price history list of slot machines that have been sold on eBay and other auction houses (e.g., Victoria Casino Auctions, Rich Penn Auctions, etc.). PLEASE, do not send questions about anything that is not coin-op related. I have no expertise in other items and cannot help you.

Experience

1. I run a discussion forum on coin operated devices (http://www.coinopcollectorforum.com) 2. I maintain a web site which tracks price trends for antique slot machines (www.AntiqueSlotMachinePriceGuide.com) 3. I published an 8 hour video tape on how to properly restore a Mills slot machine back in the 1990s 4. I published a book (Coin Op On CD) which was distibuted on a CD. This CD had many articles and thousands of photos of antique coin operated devices. It also had many videos of rare and unusual coin operated devices. This CD has since been published on the web (http://www.ibuyoldslots.com/COCD/) 5. I have written articles on how to identify fake/reproduction slot machines.

Organizations
C.O.C.A. (Coin Op Collectors Association)

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Masters degree in Computer Science from University of Southern California

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