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Details about  Gem Vintage 1938 Watling Rol-a-Top Slot Machine Casino Pre WWII Gambling JACKPOT

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Gem Vintage 1938 Watling Rol-a-Top Slot Machine Casino Pre WWII Gambling JACKPOT
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An excellent pre-WWII vintage Rol A Top - having been tastefully restored. Perfect operating

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Apr 05, 2013 11:00:24 PDT
US $4,250.00
$185.00 Standard Shipping | See details
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Monrovia, California, United States


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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller Notes: An excellent pre-WWII vintage Rol A Top - having been tastefully restored. Perfect operating condition. Please view all photos and watch the video to see the machine in action.
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United States

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Offering for sale this guaranteed original, complete and working Watling Rol A Top slot machine.  This is a desirable coin front model; made before WWII. The top casting of the machine features a horn of plenty that has coins cascading out. The lower casting features a twin jackpot.  This was designed so that there would always be a jackpot of coins in view to entice a patron to want to play the machine. The payouts alternate between the left and right jackpot automatically. The double jackpot is all original and complete and working.

This machine is a 5 cent denomination; with the serial number of 88,831. The serial number is stamped into the outside of the cabinet (near the coin return on the upper right) as well as into the wood of the cabinet near the coin box. Per the Watling reference book this dates the machine to the late 1930s. 

This is a very nice pre-war slot machine that presents very well and plays perfectly. The mechanism is all original and is in excellent condition.  The wood case and castings were tastefully restored and have a great overall patina.  The castings are all in excellent condition – showing no signs of cracks or damage. 

The machine has its original reel strips. There are some scratches and age toning in a few spots – but nothing too distracting. Colors in the award card and strips are sharp and vivid.

While Watling slot machines in general tend to be coveted by collectors, these pre-war models are particularly desirable. The overall build quality and the attention to detail (look at the fluted sides of the wooden cabinet!) is really superior for Watling machines made before WWII.

The machine has a newer cash box and Watling metal back door.  Lock and key are newer and work well.

The machine is in superb working condition – please view all photos and watch the youtube video to see it in action.

I can pack and ship via UPS to the CONUS for $185. I can arrange delivery in the greater Southern California or Central Valley for a negotiable fee.  LOCAL PICKUP IS AVAILABLE IN the greater Pasadena, CA area and this is PREFERRED.

The machine was just completely gone through and it carries a 90 day service warranty.  If you have any questions about the machine or have a problem with a jammed coin, just bring the machine back to Monrovia and we will have the technician correct the issue. If you are unable to bring the machine in, we can provide email and phone support.

Please ask any and all questions prior to placing a bid – the unit is sold as-is.  Review my recent feedback for similar vintage coin op machines – It is overwhelmingly positive.  Bid with confidence.

Have a look at my other auctions – there are several nice examples of vending machines, trade stimulators and other penny arcade coin op machines now and coming over the next several weeks. 

Now for your standard ebay slot machine disclamer....

"Due to laws regulating the sale of antique slot machines, I, as the seller, will not sell to members in the states of Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Bids from members residing in any of these states will be canceled and Buy It Now transactions with buyers residing in these states will be considered void."

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