Summer Games 2008 (#21)
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This extremely rare and much sought after unit is thought to have first come out in the early 1930's in a gooseneck cabinet with a Victoria mechanism and with a golf ball display - winning reel combination dispensing unit attached to the front; golf was extremely popular with such notables as Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen in the news, and it was just the right time and this was just the right slot machine; although called a "golf ball vendor", you really only got golf balls if the three reels hit a winning combination; in that instance the mechanism would allow the correct number of winning golf balls to roll down and you retrieved them one at a time via a ball holder at the bottom corner of the machine; a "check-bar" held back the other balls on display until the next coin was inserted and the handle pulled - - the "check bar" then released and the balls merrily followed the curved trail down to be ready for the next winner. It's neat, it's fun, and it sure is hard to find one. This is an original; it even has some of the older balls still in it; works impeccably; mechanism is very smooth; it needs nothing but 25¢ and a winning reel combination. Once you play it, you'll come back again and again. Condition: Superb original.
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