rxwine
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December 3rd, 2022 at 9:04:24 PM permalink
Was watching "The Raven" with Boris Karlof and Bela Lugosi and saw an old mechanical horse game. Spun like a roulette wheel but with horses. So looked up the movie to see if I could find anything similar.

Found this: not the same as the one in the movie, but similar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ragEZiT_4
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December 4th, 2022 at 4:03:54 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Was watching "The Raven" with Boris Karlof and Bela Lugosi and saw an old mechanical horse game. Spun like a roulette wheel but with horses. So looked up the movie to see if I could find anything similar.

Found this: not the same as the one in the movie, but similar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ragEZiT_4
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December 4th, 2022 at 4:48:13 AM permalink
There was a Stephen King book where one plotline involved such a horse racing game that worked to predict real races (or did it?).
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December 4th, 2022 at 7:41:43 AM permalink
In the comedy "Dave" Kevin Kline plays a similar machine
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December 4th, 2022 at 8:03:14 AM permalink
I just sold two replica games like that. I can't think of the company name but it is something like Shulco and they made magnificent old style games starting in the late 1980s.
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