Quoted from OLDPINGUY:
I answered an ad, around 30 years in the paper for a pin for sale in Lake Wales, Florida.
I went out to see it, it was a TZ, but the condition and price wasnt working, so a sale wasnt reached.
I asked the owner, it was at a restaurant, if he had anything else coin-op.
Sadly, he shared, a friend from North of Chicago had finally moved down, and recently past away.
The Slot was found with 2 others during a Renovation of a large Cabin on the lake, behind a wall.
His friend left him, A Watling Roll a Top....No keys, it didnt spin, but he offered, and I grabbed it anyway.
I needed to drill the lock, and when I finally opened it, in a Coin envelope, was a $5.00 Gold Indian.
I Imagine it was placed in the Jackpot window, which was something done back then.
(Usually the second jackpot, making it almost impossible to win)
A 1929 Coin in a 1935 approx Slot! What a Thrill!
Heres the slot...but a stock photo of an Indian.[quoted image][quoted image]
What a cool find! I can imagine a gangsters gambling den with these old slots! Wonder if anyone was ever able to win that $5 gold!