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Hello Rodger,I recently picked up a Bally's series E three wheel slot machine...It appears to be an older model but I would love to know an exact manufacturing year if possible....the machine is in good condition cosmetically and functions properly.It it currently set up for tokens,but am curious what it took originally.Any info on this machine would be appreciated...thank you so much for your time and expertise.....Bally Manufacturing Corporation Series E model#E2090-34 serial #264

Hi Dustin,

Your model of Bally machine is called a Bally E series. The "E" stands for electronic meaning it has circuit boards. If you need any manuals for it, just look for anything that reads Bally E-Series on this web page:

These, the E-Series were made from 1980 to 1987, to find out the day your machine came off the assembly line look at that tag under the handle that you got the model number from. Along the top edge of that metal tag, in the black area, you should see it has some hand stamped numbers on it. I think the numbers on the left is the month, numbers in the center is the day, and the numbers hand stamped to the right side, is the year your machine was made.

As for it being on tokens and wanting to convert it back to coins, this could be easy if you have an electronic coin compairtor instead of a mechanical coin acceptor. If your machine was a small coin machine in the first place and you want to convert it back to a small coin meaning: .01 or .05, or .10, or .25 cent. These are all small coin amounts, it could be easy. I could be sure if you want to send me some photos of the inside of the door showing the coin acceptor area, and of the inside of the coin hopper scoop showing the disk and shelf wheel that turns and dispenses the coins when you have a winner. If you want to know more about this, send the photo's to
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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: My web site is at:


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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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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