More Automatic Pleasures- the Slot Machine Revolution

The Slot Machine Revolution

 

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More Automatic Pleasures- The Slot Machine Revolution by Nic Costa

Here they are at last in book format, the entertaining and widely acclaimed articles written by Nic Costa concerning the growth and development of the slot machine industries in the USA and the UK from the 1870’s to the 1970’s. This revolutionary technological movement which took over the world in the late 1800’s has subsequently permuted into our present computer age. Here you will find numerous articles about many of the major U.S. and U.K. manufacturers such as Mills, Caille, Jennings, Rockola, Wurlitzer, Gottlieb, and Bally to name but a few, as well as leading pioneers, distributors, and operators. Since their initial publication in the 1980’s they have proved to be a primary source of information for anybody interested in the growth, development, and social impact of the gambling, leisure, vending and service industries on both sides of the Atlantic.

More Automatic Pleasures – The Slot Machine Revolution Contents:

The Automatic Age

Punch and the Slot Machine

The Earliest Exhibitions

Archaeology of the Slot Machine

The Treasure of the 1906 Holocaust

The Golden Age of the Slot Machine 1909-39

John Barleycorn’s Last Will and Testament

Ban Those Gambling Machines!

Ribs Heal in Time- Broken Castings Never!

Disguise

I never heard of anyone being forced to have fun!

Innovation and Design

The Bleak Years

World’s Fair Articles

Ahrens

Arcades

Bally- Moloney

Barrons

Boland

Bolland

Brenner

British American Novelty Company- Montague

Bryan

Burrows

Caille Brothers

Essex Automatic Manufacturing Company- Smith

Everitt

Exhibit Supply Co- Meyer

Genco & Chicago Coin- Gensburg

Gottlieb

Groetchen

Haydon and Urry

Heron

Hooper

OD Jennings

Mason

Mills Novelty Company

Looking back at the birth of the Mills Company

How wise Herbert Mills capitalised on his owl

Aggressive marketing policy ensured success

An all embracing policy from Herbert

St Louis Show opened new operation

1904 Mills make muisc fit for a king

Mills move into cinema but vending lines still thrive

Arch-demon of the automatics industry is no ordinary machine

1933: Machine sales top million mark despite world recession

How Herbert Mills jumped on the jukebox bandwagon

How the giant was brought to its knees

Mutoscope

New Polyphon Supply Co

Pace

Post War Boom

Rockola

Ruffler and Walker

Samson Novelty Company- Holloway

Scott-Adickes

Seeburg

Shefras

Streets

Thompson

Trade shows

Watling

Williams

Wurlitzer

Collections

Japan

 

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: DAleman Publishing (October 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9963291740
  • ISBN-13: 978-9963291748
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
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