Vintage Bell Fruit "Each Way Accumulator"

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Vintage Bell Fruit "Each Way Accumulator"

Postby aaamusements » Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:49 pm

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Bought one of these today, it powers up but does not do anything much else.

It's a machine from around about the 70's, electromechanical, and like nothing I have ever seen before!

The back is full of relays, and timer switches similar to those used in washing machines...

Have no idea what is wrong with it and do not know where to start, hopefully some of our friends at MPU Mecca or fruit-emu will have an idea as vintage is more their thing!

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Postby superdart2 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:55 am

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didnt it pay the jackpot in old 10ps
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Postby aaamusements » Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:33 pm

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superdart2 wrote:didnt it pay the jackpot in old 10ps


Think it would pay out in 50p as the tube for the 10p does not look big enough to contain very much!
Can you imagine how long it would take? :shock: :)

It has a change feature that is still working, when you activate the old 50p mech the 10p solenoid pulses 5 times.

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Postby superdart2 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:11 pm

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my uncle had one of those in his bingo hall when iwas 8 then he moved up 2 the midnight gambler fruitmachine 8)
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Postby aaamusements » Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:19 pm

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superdart2 wrote:my uncle had one of those in his bingo hall when iwas 8 then he moved up 2 the midnight gambler fruitmachine 8)


Wow! I know they are way before my time, or rememberance anyway!
What year was it when you were eight if you dont't mind me asking?
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Trying to establish the age of the machine!

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Postby superdart2 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:30 pm

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Postby aaamusements » Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:37 pm

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Probably an early 80's machine rather than a 70's one then.

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Postby mark » Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:45 am

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£30 sounds like a big jp for way back then..

so what you doing with it, selling, or keeping ?

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Postby aaamusements » Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:42 pm

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mark wrote:£30 sounds like a big jp for way back then..

so what you doing with it, selling, or keeping ?


It was Mark, but as I have since discovered it was a club machine it makes more sense!
It would be the equivalent of a £250 jackpot machine now?

I do not want to keep it as collecting machines personally is not really my thing! I would like to get it working, but without a circuit diagram that would apparently be about impossible.
Looks like the damp has got it as usual!
It is apparently a case of testing all the motors and relays one by one...
:shock:

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Postby mark » Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:45 pm

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get it working then, and i will give you a fiver for it, lol.

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Postby aaamusements » Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:40 pm

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mark wrote:get it working then, and i will give you a fiver for it, lol.


:lol:
Strangely enough though there is a guy in Liverpool interested in it!

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Postby jamesb99_1999 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:55 pm

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I was offered one of these for £5 a few years back. But they do blow easily - I would go through the standard electric tests. ie component level voltage testing, replace anything obvious that's blown. Do you get any sound/ lights - what exactly does/ doesn't work?

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Postby aaamusements » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:04 pm

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When you switch it on it lights up, the change mech seems to work and it registers "refill" on the front if you do not wedge the tube switches back.

Put 10p in and the jackpot variator cam turns continuously as does the motorised hold selector switch.

Nothing else happens!

I have not had the time to really get in it with a multimeter: the mains voltage cable all needs renewing inside and out first! It is old, rubbery and fraying. :shock:
And the earth bonding is very suspect!

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Postby mark » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:23 pm

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i might be sad.. but i really like the look of this machine, :oops:

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Postby aaamusements » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:57 pm

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mark wrote:i might be sad.. but i really like the look of this machine, :oops:


Not at all, I love the look of these old machines too!

Unfortunately it smells like an old washing machine inside :?

Thats damp for you...


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