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« on: 26 June, 2016, 21:39:09 »
Hi, I have just aquired this fruit machine. It's been in the family for a while and was wondering if anyone has any information on it?

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Re: New to all this
« Reply #1 on: 26 June, 2016, 22:05:29 »
Apart from being as rare as rocking horse **** , I can't help ! ;D
Im sure someone will know the full SP on it

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Re: New to all this
« Reply #2 on: 26 June, 2016, 22:12:57 »
That's what I'm thinking as I can't find much information on it.

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Re: New to all this
« Reply #3 on: 26 June, 2016, 22:44:14 »
I've seen something similar.
But not with prizes that pay out 5Ps.
I dont think Barcrest did electro's so
suspect its an mpu1 tech.
Does it have sounds?
Looks very nice. But if it is mpu1
I imagine spares for it would be
Very difficult to source.

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Re: New to all this
« Reply #4 on: 26 June, 2016, 23:00:39 »
I'd be getting 5p in a bit quick to see if those plums hold  :D
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Re: New to all this
« Reply #5 on: 26 June, 2016, 23:04:38 »
Thanks for the welcome. It has no sound but I'm guessing it's not ment to as I can't see any speakers. Plugged it in and everything worked apart from it wouldn't pay out, looked a bit further in to it and noticed the actuators were disconnected lol reconnect them and hey presto 👍

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Re: New to all this
« Reply #6 on: 08 July, 2016, 22:43:23 »
Guessing nobody else has any more info on this, age etc?  Was thinking about selling it if anybody could give me a valuation?

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Re: New to all this
« Reply #7 on: 09 July, 2016, 06:55:42 »
I'd suggest this is from the 70's so it is rare in that respect.

However, because of its age it will only really be of value to a collector of this type of machine.

Valuation is hard to give as its only worth what somebody wants to pay, but in my opinion looking at the condition from your photos and the fact its working then its got to be 100+, but sure some of our resident experts would have a better estimate of value.


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Re: New to all this
« Reply #8 on: 09 July, 2016, 08:54:20 »
It's mpu 1 as Chris says very rare machine indeed 100 ish I would say welcome....

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Re: New to all this
« Reply #9 on: 09 July, 2016, 13:29:54 »
Difficult really when something
is so rare and mpu1s are!

As so are the spares department which
sadly forces values down.
Personally if it was mine I wouldn't consider
selling it. Although for best prices, I would
get a permit to auction it on ebay with a low
starting price, but add as much info as you can
with photos inside and out of the machine as this
may be **** selling point.
Good luck with whatever you decide though.
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Re: New to all this
« Reply #10 on: 09 July, 2016, 22:34:15 »
Agreed Chris unlike most machines it needs to be slightly newer to increase the value..

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Re: New to all this
« Reply #11 on: 10 July, 2016, 19:56:55 »
I don't think he he is selling it guys !he just wants help with getting it running and a little info on it .mpu1 for sure and lovely early gem from barcrest .I'd say it came out around 1978/79 at a guess .mpu2 was just around the corner and these mpu1 s didn't last long .I think the later mpu1s had more sound going.on with them but still a very basic clunky machine more akin to an electro than a mpu based machine .very nice all the same

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Re: New to all this
« Reply #12 on: 11 July, 2016, 01:36:56 »
Gaz. Put a video of it  on youtube
or on here then we can see it running.
This also would help would be buyers
If you decided to sell.
Nick quotes about 1978 .
I would say a touch earlier for 50p jackpots
But not 100% sure.
Even in 1978 most Barcrest machines
I encountered were 1 jackpot.
She does look lovely tho😊
Also, you may find a delivery date inside the
machine on a label or sticker if it has one
and of course if they are readable.
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« Reply #13 on: 11 July, 2016, 08:52:43 »
You could be right Chris about it being a little earlier but don't forget it's 5p play not 10p so jp s would possibly be halved .

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Re: New to all this
« Reply #14 on: 12 July, 2016, 15:27:13 »
I'd guess about 1975/76 .
My Nudge G@mbler is 1977
With 1 jackpot.
Barcrest came into fruition
(I like that!)
In 1968 and the jackpot then was 50p.
10 shillings in old money.
By the mid 70s it became 1 in tokens
With the highest cash win of 50p.
It was a lot of money back then when a bag
of chips would cost about 5p!
Tbh, it wouldn't surprise me if that machine
Is even older than 1975.
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Re: New to all this
« Reply #15 on: 12 July, 2016, 22:37:41 »
Hi,  sorry about the late reply. Good to find a bit more info on it,  thanks.
I have took a video of the insides working thought it would be more interesting than the front lol.
https://youtu.be/htgGhkz8i1I

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Re: New to all this
« Reply #16 on: 12 July, 2016, 22:41:53 »
The only sort of Barcrest I do like, and it's a corker!

Maybe best to have a chat with Ron (BF74), whom is best place to help.

I don't know a great deal about this machine, other than from a similar one in the same cab etc, in that I think (Correct me if I am wrong), but it's a sort of old style electromechanical / electronic hybrid setup.
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Re: New to all this
« Reply #17 on: 12 July, 2016, 22:48:27 »
Hi,  I would love to be able to correct you but I haven't got a clue lol. First machine I have owned so it's all new to me. I did remove the reels and it has the date 1976 on the side of them so least that puts the date thing to bed.

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Re: New to all this
« Reply #18 on: 12 July, 2016, 23:27:01 »
Heh, well the date says it all frankly, as the more modern reel sets did not start to make widespread appearance till the early 80's, however when MPU controlled stuff first started to appear, you used to see a lot of hybrid setup's before the more modern stepper motors came to being, just like you see now, and it would not surprise me that on this machine, the reels would have been supplied by the likes of Carfield or Bell-Fruit (My betting is Carfield), or used their licence design.

Hi,  I would love to be able to correct you but I haven't got a clue lol. First machine I have owned so it's all new to me. I did remove the reels and it has the date 1976 on the side of them so least that puts the date thing to bed.
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Re: New to all this
« Reply #19 on: 13 July, 2016, 01:04:19 »
Thanks for the vid Gaz.
Defo mpu1 there.
Thought it would be around 1976ish😊
Nice to see one working as well.
No battery on them boards.
Probably why it has lasted so long.
Them reels look electro don't they.
Mark could be more right than he thinks
with licence under carfield..
Something I would keep hold of
If it were mine.


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