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Hi David,
I have a Jennings Governor Tic-Tac-Toe slot machine that I'm going to sell, but the pull-arm sticks a bit after I pull it,
I suspect from non-use.
Do you know where I can get a manual for it or can you give me instruction on how to get it working smoothly again ?
Thanks !!

There is a book called the Pictorial Guide to the Jennings Slot Machine. However, it is out of print but sometimes shows up on ebay.

You are correct that the sluggishness is probably from non use.

If you are handy you can probably just pull the mechanism out of the case and find where the gummed up parts are and clean them with WD40.


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David Burritt


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.


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