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93/232/1 Poker machine, 'Apex', metal, Apex Amusements, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia, 1956-1960. Click to enlarge.

Poker machine by Apex Amusements, Sydney

Designed
Poker machine, 'Apex', metal, Apex Amusements, Sydney, Australia, 1956-1960
Poker machine, coin operated, tall case with vertical sides and back, front slopes back at mid height, cast iron shell painted light blue and gold with woodgrain laminate on the sides and top of wooden base. Chrome handle at the r.h.s. surmounted by a white marbled plastic grip, from top front down, '6d' symbol next to coin insert slot with swivelling 'engaged ' cove. Three glass fronted windows displaying card symbols …

Summary

Object No.

93/232/1

Object Statement

Poker machine, 'Apex', metal, Apex Amusements, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia, 1956-1960

Physical Description

Poker machine, 'Apex', metal, Apex Amusements, Sydney, Australia, 1956-1960
Poker machine, coin operated, tall case with vertical sides and back, front slopes back at mid height, cast iron shell painted light blue and gold with woodgrain laminate on the sides and top of wooden base. Chrome handle at the r.h.s. surmounted by a white marbled plastic grip, from top front down, '6d' symbol next to coin insert slot with swivelling 'engaged ' cove. Three glass fronted windows displaying card symbols which spin on drums once the handle is pulled, to the right is a panel illustrating the winning card combinations. There is a chrome tray at the bottom of the object for dispensing winnings.

Marks

metal label to front "3 ACES / SHOWING / PAYS /2d"
metal label to front "APEX AMUSEMENT CO PTY LTD 144 BEATTIE ST., BALMAIN / WB 3469"

Dimensions

Height

645 mm

Width

450 mm

Depth

395 mm

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1993

Acquisition Date

29 June 1993

Cite this Object

Harvard

Poker machine by Apex Amusements, Sydney 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 January 2022, <https://ma.as/132118>

Wikipedia

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