ARCADE 1: Illustrated Historical Guide to Arcade Machines

ARCADE 1: Illustrated Historical Guide to Arcade Machines

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Ancient Lands to Wonderlands - The beginnings of coin-operated public amusements and the appearance of the Penny Arcade. Chapters and contents include: * The illustrated history of arcade machines from the 'working model' exhibition machines of the middle 19th century to the saloon lifters and arcade 'peep shows' of the early 1900s. * Reproductions of rare and valuable arcade machine spec sheets from the 1890s to 1905 * Editorial feature: 'The Preservation of the Penny Arcade' * List of makers and machines produced between 1870 and 1905 * Photographs, historical descriptions and operating features of 100 different vintage arcade machines between 1885 and 1983.