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Typically Allwin backflashes were silkscreened onto a celluloid type material which warp and crack with heat and sunlight. My replacements are printed on heavyweight matte paper and laminated both sides for durability and stay flat in use
I have now worked on 6 different Oliver Whales machines. With one I worked from an
If you have a machine with similar problems please get in touch and I’ll see if I can help. firstname.lastname@example.org
Allwin Backflash prints and artwork
Scanned at 300DPI in 4 sections and ‘stitched’ together
Printed in lightfast ink and laminated front and back
Scans supplied by e-
Repair returned by e-
Images from the web used as guide
Finished artwork printed and laminated a reasonable copy of original
Another challenge was to re-
Whales ‘Win a Spangles’. As usual the celluloid had shrunk, faded and cracked. I have tried as far as possible to be guided by original colours from the edges which were hidden from the light and keep some degree of ‘patina’ from the original silkscreening.
Oliver Whales ‘Win a Spangles’
Oliver Whales ‘Allwin De Luxe’
Whales ‘Allwin Deluxe’ Luckily the geometric harlequin background was fairly easy to recreate and some elements were taken from the other Whales machines. I try and retain as much as possible of the original silkscreen work to avoid making it look too ‘new’.
Oliver Whales ‘Win a Chew’
Whales ‘Win a Chew’ This one was very rough with nothing I could risk getting on the scanner but I managed to recreate the geometric shapes and use elements from the other Whales machines.
Oliver Whales ‘WOT? All winners’
Whales ‘Wot? all winners’ Great fun graphics. Luckily the main cartoon elements were in good enough condition to use. I was able to find images of the topflash on the ‘net and was created the artwork from scratch.
Oliver Whales ‘Win a Polo’
Oliver Whales ‘Win a Penguin’
Since my first childhood holidays in Great Yarmouth I’ve always loved amusement arcades and ‘Penny machines’
Many years ago I owned a few wall machines, a Novomat one arm bandit, Rotopool electromechanical wall machine and best of all a ‘Win a Fruit Gum’ Allwin. I sold them before the last house move and lived to regret it, them last year fell in love with a 1980 Pinball machine in a local antique emporium. I joined a few forums and was warned the ‘one will never be enough’ and a few months later found myself driving back from Surrey with my 1939 Genco Airport in the back of the car. Click on the images below for more info on these two very different machines.
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When I joined I found I was itching to try my hand at the digital restoration of the often very brittle ‘backflashes’ of some of the wall machines. Originally these were silkscreened onto a celluloid type material which warp and crack with heat and sunlight.
I have now worked on 5 different Oliver Whales machines. With one I worked from an
If you have a machine with similar problems please get in touch and I’ll see if I can help. Jim@endofthepier.co.uk