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    Posted 12 months ago

    kmiller8821
    (7 items)

    This is my latest addition. This 1950s Victor Baby Grand "Lucky Bucks". I recently acquired this beautiful piece. The oak has been restored, has beautiful gold "hammertone" paint with original chrome accents in original shiny condition. The side windows and curved plastic front are immaculate, no scratches or scuffs. This machine is really in near mint condition. This is "Lucky Bucks", it contains many small beads with slips in them (and some empty) which correspond to the card to determine your "winnings". It has the original victor lock & key. I've taken a picture of the beads and the dispensing wheel. The wheel is just big enough to allow 1 bead, per play, at 25 cents per play. I entertained putting gumballs in it, but I will probably just leave it as-is. It makes an awesome add to my Victor collection, and is my first 25 cent machine by that maker.

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    1. Earthling_ Earthling_, 21 days ago
      I haven't been here for a while. I just saw this post.

      This was an early form of gambling and was illegal in many places. Machines like this could be used for gumballs or gambling, so it was simple enough to switch from one to the other. Sometimes when set up like this, they were referred to as "trade stimulators", but really a trade stimulator was a machine dedicated to such a purpose.

      -- Earth

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