WHAT ARE ALLWINS? Every much a part of ice cream cones, long sunny days on the beach and the café at the end of the pier, Allwin machines have evoked the atmosphere of holidays from a bygone era. These little boxes of inventive mechanics and bright graphics were, for 5 decades, the challenge of man against machine. The story of Allwins dates back to the 1890’s when travelling showmen placed amusement machines in front of their booths to attract customers. The player inserted a coin (usually an old penny) which released a chrome ball. The challenge - to propel the ball into a winning cup using the spring-loaded trigger on the front. By the 50's and 60's, numerous companies were producing a variety of Allwins. However, as with all technology, the fate of Allwin machines was sealed with the advent of large electric multiplayer games and most of the old mechanical machines were scrapped. Now, for the first time in decades, Retro-Arcade are once again manufacturing Allwins in UK.
OAK CABINETS Retro-Arcade cabinets are crafted from first grade oak and finished with a wax coating. All door furniture and playfield pieces are chrome plated. Playfields are made of white Birch ply. Our machines include an oak baton ledge to seat the machine on your wall. Lift-off hinges facilitate the removal of the door. 2 locks fitted (door and cash box), each with 2 keys. Dimensions: 70 x 52 x 17 Cms Weight: Approximately 25 Kg
MECHANICS AND FITTINGS
Made in UK.
Retro-Arcade machines are made with care and deference to the specifications and proportions of the original 1900's machines. To minimise corrosion, components are stainless steel, zinc plated or chrome plated.
Polished grooved stainless steel tracks ensure a fast and fun game.
Machines returning a chocolate for a win have a heavy chrome plated art deco facia to receive the prize.
FURNITURE, ART, FUN, NOSTALGIA, PERSONALISE More than just a piece of art, Allwin machines bring a room to life, add a flash of art and guarantees a smile from all who see it and have a play. Email your own photo or artwork to enjoy our free service - we will send you an image to show how your picture will appear as the playfield in a game. What a wonderful personalised gift. We have made machines for anniversaries, birthdays (especially 21st and silver anniversaries), congratulations (graduation and retirements). Do you have a photo of a special occasion, holiday, pet or just an image you love. Let us make a unique piece of art from your image.
CHOCOLATES WITH YOUR MESSAGE
Games offering chocolates and sweets for a winning shot are a great way to present your company logo, a seasonal message, a shop name or a greeting to your family and friends. There are many online chocolate retailers supplying printed neopolitan chocolates for as little as 4 pence per chocolate (a few are listed below).
Wish Happy Christmas, Easter, Fathers' and Mothers' days, birthday greetings, company logo or simply say Thank You on your chocolate wrappers. There are 2 chocolate size options: 35 x 35 mms or 38 x 22 mms.
Choose 2p or 10p play.
ALLWINS AND LICENSING
Early Allwins rewarded a winning shot by returning the inserted coin. However, manufacturers were quick to spot the attraction of offering a prize. Players could win sweets, chocolates, gifts and even cigarettes.
In the spirit of the original Allwins, a series of Retro-Arcade machines pay out sweets or miniature chocolates.
Most Retro-Arcade machines, sited as supplied, do not require a license as our machines do not offer a prize worth more than the price you pay to play the machine.
Click here to read "Circumstances in which you do not need a gaming machine (fruit machine, slot machine) operating licence". / Prize gaming machines on the Gambling Commission website.
PRICE LIST AND ORDERING
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To order, please send a message via the CONTACT page with the name of the game you wish to order.
You are welcome to visit our factory to collect your machine (saves postage costs). To make an appointment please phone 01204 494919.
LATEST ALLWIN GAME We rarely add a customer's special request to our collection but this is an exception. Our brief was to adapt the sepia chocolate machine into a Win&Place themed game with coin payout rather than sweets. The resulting machine is one of the most beautiful retro Allwins we have made.