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RARE ANTIQUE SLOT MACHINE - $995 (ROSEDALE)

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86315 Rosedale Road
condition: good
make / manufacturer: BUCKLEY
RARE BUCKLEY "POINTMAKER" SLOT MACHINE.
ALL ORIGINAL WORKING CONDITION.
PICK-UP ONLY.
PRICE IS FIRM.

In 1951 the Johnson Act was enacted which made it illegal to sell or ship coin operated gambling machines or parts across state lines. This virtually put the slot machine manufacturers out of business. In 1955 Buckley came out with the Pointmaker which did not take a coin. So this machine did not fall into the language of the Johnson Act. It wasn't long after that the wording of the law was modified and included any gambling machine. The short production run makes this machine extremely rare.
Buckley used the basic design of the 3 reel slot machine. Some modifications was done to the castings to support the electrical operation. Bulbs lighting a panel with slot symbols was used instead of the traditional reels. The basic slot mechanism was used with clock, payout discs, payout fingers, and a lot of the same parts used in a payout slot. But all the win features and operation was done using electrical components. Switches, discs, etc. There is no coin entry or payout tray. A counter was placed in the jackpot window to show the winnings.
The player would pay the bartender an agreed amount per play. Using a control box that is wired to the machine, the bartender would add credits to the machine. The denomination could be any amount agreed on. A penny or a hundred dollars. The player would press a button on the machine removing one credit and unlocking the mech. If a winner was hit credits would be added to the counter. After play the bartender would pay the player for the credits and remove them by pressing another button.

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