This is the first comprehensive guide to those ingenious amusements which have delighted visitors to the seaside, fairground, or exhibition for over a century.
Author: Darren A. Hesketh
Publisher: Robert Hale Limited
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
This is the first comprehensive guide to those ingenious amusements which have delighted visitors to the seaside, fairground, or exhibition for over a century. The book features many of the unusual coin-operated models and tableaux built to entertain the public from the 1860s to the 1970s. The models are based on a variety of themes including haunted houses, drunkard scenes, executions, laughing clowns, sailors, puppet-shows, and miniature locomotives. There are also chapters devoted to American machines (such as fortune-tellers and vendors) and mechanical music—the precursor to the modern jukebox. With over 200 color illustrations, including many of the rarest surviving examples, plus a price guide, this unique book will be a comprehensive source of reference for automata and working-model enthusiasts and collectors.
15 QUICK REFERENCE - ARCADE MACHINES O Arcade machines and 'penny slots' (so named as they were prize from a pile within a given time. ... 'moving'
images such as a Kinetoscope, and Many newly-found machines are also in poor
condition, figural automata such as sailors. ... Ltd., the repainted wooded cabinet
with panel reading "Working Model', the interior with original safeCracking
Author: Judith Miller
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 is the up-to-date guide to the collectables market no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full colour, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers what those in the know look for - how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece. Meanwhile, in-depth Closer Look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to costume jewellery. Every image is changed for every edition to keep the book up-to-date with collecting and buying trends. Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 is the only full-colour, fully-illustrated collectables price guide in the world. Comprehensive sections cover advertising, books, ceramics, glass, metalware, pens and writing equipment, plastics and Bakelite, posters, rock and pop, sporting memorabilia, teddy bears, toys and games and vintage fashion. This year, special sections focus on Goss & Crested china, affordable jewellery, Hornsea ceramics and Szeiler figurines. In-depth features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own expert - this book is the essential eBay companion! Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects.
... worker the "penny-in-the-slot automaton.” Even as many begrudgingly
accorded these new workers a singular place in industrial society, few ever
identified with them. They are usually simply subsumed among that often invoked
Author: Gerald D. Feldman
Publisher: Berghahn Books
The persecution and mass-murder of the Jews during World War II would not have been possible without the modern organization of division of labor. Moreover, the perpetrators were dependent on human and organizational resources they could not always control by hierarchy and coercion. Instead, the persecution of the Jews was based, to a large extent, on a web of inter-organizational relations encompassing a broad variety of non-hierarchical cooperation as well as rivalry and competition. Based on newly accessible government and corporate archives, this volume combines fresh evidence with an interpretation of the governance of persecution, presented by prominent historians and social scientists.
A serious investigation of the world of automata containing a historical essay . ...
to the tombs of the Egyptians in 2000 BC , when working models of contemporary
tradesmen were placed in the deceased ' s tomb to help him on his journey .
Author: Robert Nicholson
Covers London and an area approximately 50 miles around it.
... before passing to another period , I cannot resist showing you an invention of
his which although not an automaton is too interesting in the light of modern
civilization to omit . This ( Fig . 14 ) is Hero's automatic penny - in - the - slot
ters and textile masters drove themselves almost as hard as they drove their workers: they scrimped and stinted and starved themselves at the beginning, ...
Living men imitated this penny-in-the-slot automaton, this creature of bare
Author: Lewis Mumford
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Technics and Civilization first presented its compelling history of the machine and critical study of its effects on civilization in 1934—before television, the personal computer, and the Internet even appeared on our periphery. Drawing upon art, science, philosophy, and the history of culture, Lewis Mumford explained the origin of the machine age and traced its social results, asserting that the development of modern technology had its roots in the Middle Ages rather than the Industrial Revolution. Mumford sagely argued that it was the moral, economic, and political choices we made, not the machines that we used, that determined our then industrially driven economy. Equal parts powerful history and polemic criticism, Technics and Civilization was the first comprehensive attempt in English to portray the development of the machine age over the last thousand years—and to predict the pull the technological still holds over us today. “The questions posed in the first paragraph of Technics and Civilization still deserve our attention, nearly three quarters of a century after they were written.”—Journal of Technology and Culture
But he is : 100 like a “ put - a - penny - in - the - slot ” automaton , which can be
set easily a - going . He is rather like a " massive and powerful machine which
can only be put in motion when full pressure of steam is turned on . Mr. Morley ,
The most attractive to the youth of the town were those with working models in
their windows . The shoemaker ' s automaton was the only one to have any
connection with the trade of the owner . ... One of the grocer ' s shops displayed a
glass - fronted box like penny - in - the - slot machines of amusement arcades ...
Some of the prime users of working models during the last quarter of the 19th
century were the various rail and steamship companies who saw ... recall when
they implored their parents to drop a penny in the slot machine , which contained
an exact replica of George Stephenson ' s Rocket . ... In spite of the fact that automata in general were universally popular throughout the latter half of the
19th century ...
Author: Nic Costa
Publisher: Seven Hills Books
This book has stood the test of time. Copies of the first edition have over the years regularly sold for many times the cover price. The full color book is once more in print. Since its original publication it has been cited in many academic papers and has since become the definitive work on the subject. It caused embarrassment to the huge American coin machine industry when it was first published in 1988- they were busy celebrating the centenary of the Juke Box in that year as an American invention whereas the book revealed that it was actually an earlier British invention. It awoke huge interest in Japan by giving them long sought answers as to the origins of the Pachinko machine (which at the time was consuming as much as a quarter of the gross domestic product in Japan). As a direct result of the book a new museum was established in the Japanese city of Kobe and for a short while the author became a national celebrity there. The book established many new facts and destroyed many of the myths that had arisen in the gaming industry during the 20th century. Originally an ancient Greek invention, the advent of the coin machine in the 19th century heralded a Victorian revolution which sought to establish a fully automated society. The visionaries of the past are the direct forbears of the all pervasive computer industries -without the gaming and coin machine industries it is doubtful as to whether today's computer dominated age would have ever happened. Most important of all, it is fun to read
This machine has the original coin slot or it can be changed to 5c device .
Cabinet is 30 " high , 16 " wide . Price $ 125.00 with 12 tunes . 9. Symphonion 12
" musical automaton , upright model with penny coin slot , fine walnut cabinet 26 "
Author: John Frederick Charles FullerPublish On: 1942
... they drove their workers . If the labourers were crippled by the doctrine , so
were the masters . " For a new type of personality had emerged , a walking
abstraction : the Economic Man . Living men imitated thi penny - in - the - slot automaton ...
Author: John Frederick Charles Fuller
Category: Lightning war
Om betydningen af den mekaniserede krigsførelse såvel i teori som i praksis.
An Illustrated History of Mechanical Musical Instruments from the Musical Box to
the Pianola, from Automaton Lady Virginal Players to Orchestrion ... KALLOSCOP Penny - in - Slot SAVOYARD POLYPHON AUTOMATON LIVING PICTURES .
Put a penny in the slot , and , no matter what you ' ve got , Be it measles , gout , or
jaundice , here are pretty little pills ... your Punch will bet a tenner that you ' ll
have to go to JENNER To repair the playful mischief the automaton has done .
The Working of the Mind ( Mental Processes ) Physiology is the study of the
workings of the body , including the brain and nervous system . Psychology is the
... Is it some sort of penny - in - the - slot automaton THE MIND AND ITS CARE
An additional halfpenny placed a large head of ' Satan after the Fall'in satisfac- in
another slot procures a frame for the phototion of his ... whose admiration fixing ,
and working incidental to all photographie of the appetite displayed by a burly
Benedictine reproduction ... The new automaton will take C. A. Dawsos .
instantaneous photographs , delivering , finished prints of the same in forty - five