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Offline Figleaf

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Bally-who?
« on: October 23, 2007, 09:30:55 PM »
Both sides are the same. Bally is a US company with a number of European subsidiaries, making amusement machines. Can this brass token, 24.9 mm, 5.1 gram, be  attributed to any of these subsidiaries?

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Re: Bally-who?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 01:06:04 AM »
I now have the same token in a nickel-like metal.

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Re: Bally-who?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 10:35:45 AM »
Another of my hobbies now resurfaced is pinball machines, :D
I now have two full size arcade type pinball machines in my coin room  :D   these machines date from 1993 & were made by Bally-Williams.
20 years ago i had much earlier machines from the 1960's & back then gambling was banned in many states & these tokens were used to bend the rules in that no actual legal tender money was put in the machines.  I think my two machines still have an option to set it for tokens, I must get the manual out & have a look
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Re: Bally-who?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 12:51:01 PM »
Here are some more of our own bally links that mention Bally tokens:

First capn's previous run with My latest acquisitions

Peter's other Swedish amusement token

And my own here Rex machines. Denmark

This is a worldwide company but I have several of these Bally tokens that were used in the UK as was yours. Listed as Hayes 41. etc. in brass and nickel plated brass; There are varieties with the two lines at the bottom being long or short.


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Re: Bally-who?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 12:53:31 PM »
Thank you, Malcolm. "UK" is the information I was after. Grateful for the Hayes number. Is it the same for both brass and nickel coated brass?

@Vic: I consider coin collecting an indoor space-eating hobby, but pinball machines must be even worse. Thankfully, you haven't chosen to collect airplanes or double-decker busses instead ;)

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Re: Bally-who?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2016, 12:58:57 PM »
Your brass piece is Hayes 41. the  nickel coated brass is # 41.1 those two have the short bars at base.

Of course these tokens could have been issued for use wherever a certain type of Bally machine was exported to.
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Re: Bally-who?
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2016, 01:26:14 PM »

@Vic: I consider coin collecting an indoor space-eating hobby, but pinball machines must be even worse. Thankfully, you haven't chosen to collect airplanes or double-decker busses instead ;)

Peter


Luckily I have a whole room for my hobby  ;D the wife has another room upstairs full of sewing machines etc, I've told here it should be full of ironing boards & kitchen sinks but she won't listen unfortunately. ::)

For the few of you who might be interested here is a pic of my new baby,Star Trek the next generation pinball , considered to be amongst the best pinballs of all time & it has different missions to complete in order to get to the 'Final frontier'  great fun with original cast adding all the voice overs
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Re: Bally-who?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2016, 10:05:27 AM »
Both sides are the same. Bally is a US company with a number of European subsidiaries, making amusement machines. Can this brass token, 24.9 mm, 5.1 gram, be  attributed to any of these subsidiaries?

Peter

Strange - I've got Swedish variants on this coming out of my ears but have never seen a UK/English language one. The Swedish ones are identical but read Endast för förströelse.

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Re: Bally-who?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2016, 10:57:35 AM »
I have thirteen types/varieties/sizes and incuse/not-incuse of the English legend ones.

The two images below show the short spacers and long spacers respectively.
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Re: Bally-who?
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2016, 11:09:41 AM »
The font spacing is different also, which can best be seen by comparing the alignment of the top of the Y (the bottom is slightly different in both dies) with the second M in AMUSEMENT.

Peter
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