Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Coin op horse ride


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I purchased a coin op horse ride recently. I have tried to research its history Bataan not sure the age or the value. The ride still works when it's plugged in. At some point I it's life it's has lost its saddle and reins. It was repainted at some point. I have attached two photos, one is my horse and the other is an old print ad of the pony express ride that is on eBay. My horse seems to match all of the features in the print add. The shape of the horse, the base of the ride, the old coin op location, and the three arms that move the horse when operatingare all identical. Hopefully you will br able to shed some light on this ride.

Thanks andy

Hi Andy,
This is a coin operated machine but it falls into the kiddy rides catagory and one I don't know a lot about. I know there is a large market for these and people do collect them and this is active out there. I also know there are parts and aand information out there for these "kiddy Rides". Kiddy rides is what I would use to search for information, parts, history and such about it: "Kiddy Rides". It took some time to lean the right search terms to use for finding these rides and the right infomation, just type in kiddy rides on an ebay search and you will see just how it all opens up to you, tons of information. I just did on ebay and there are coin boxs, saddles, motors and grear boxs for sale plus a lot of horse rides like yours but not made by the same company on there right now. Exhibit supply was a huge company and they made a lot of rides and arcade items so your ride will show up on ebay at some point. I don't know enough about these to research your ride for you, but I do know how to go about it and useing this search term on your searches should open up a whole new world of information and web sites for you.

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Rodger Knutson

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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!

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

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

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 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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