Opinions on my next project, a pace three play console

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Opinions on my next project, a pace three play console

Postby clubconsoles » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:27 am

Hi again
Does anyone reproduce the curved glass award schedule for these or anyone know of an original for sale.
Just missed this one on eBay, absolutely gutted!
The seller will not give me the winners contact details.
UPDATE-
Just made a deal on the whole machine, looks savable to me, so will get shipped to my home in UK for restoration!
I require a back door and the curved award glass.
I am not that hopeful as according to Saul & Mead's Slot machine buyers handbook, there are less that 10 in existance??? Must be more, surely!!
I am sure i can get these parts remade.
anyone whom knows about these, i welcome opinions!
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Re: Opinions on my next project, a pace three play console

Postby montanaslots » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:54 pm

I have been doing slot machines for over 35 years and this console is one that I have never seen. I have a similar pace machine console called a Saratoga which is extremely special because it has horse heads with numbers on the reels and this is the only machine that I found that still has the skill play complete with the plunger and steel ball. When you got a winning combination you had to pull the plunger and the steel ball could only go down the middle. When the ball rolled over the sensor, the machine would pay out. The idea being that this was a skill machine and not gambling. If I find any of your pace three play consoles, I will let you know. Thirty years ago, I had another one of the Pace Saratogas but the plunger and steel was missing. I also purchase a machine called a Jennings Fast Time with horse head reel stips. I wish I had kept that one. Regards, Dave aka Montana Slots
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Re: Opinions on my next project, a pace three play console

Postby clubconsoles » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:06 am

Hi Dave aka montanaslots.
Thanks for your input. I like the consoles, especially ones with fancy cabinets, such as Pace!
I bought this as its such a rare beast.
I have a paces reels console like you describe, with the skill field.
its the same as Saratoga with fruit strips and different glass.
mine is missing the parts the stop the clock on the mech until the skill hole is made.
Do you know someone whom reproduces those parts, or could you send me some measurements or pictures so i could try and get them done myself

many Thanks
Nigel aka clubconsoles
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Re: Opinions on my next project, a pace three play console

Postby montanaslots » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:42 pm

I am selling a my Pace Saratoga machine under machines for sale and here are some interior pictures that might help. Dave aka Montana Slots
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Re: Opinions on my next project, a pace three play console

Postby grapeman » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:58 pm

Regarding the Pace Three Play, I don't think they are as rare as the book says. I have one and I know of another collector that has 2 of them. I have a number of console machines and the Pace is a nice machine because of its compact size and the fact that it takes nickel, dime and quarter. The other collector that has the 2 machines, his take nickel, quarter and fifty cents! If anyone is interested, I am selling a Keeney Three Way Super Bonus Bell. It is all original and I just had it completely gone through. It is working perfect. The Three Way Super Bonus Bell is considered by many as the one of the best of the consoles.
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