For sale is a working antique British HAWTINS ALL-WIN Pinball Amusement Machine that you would find in a pub. This vintage machine has a red painted metal sides and top, a glazed oak fascia, chrome fittings, and yellow painted playing surface. The game is a PENNY COIN OP. The playing surface has two losing slots and five winning slots. If you manage to direct the ball to a Win slot, the pinball is returned and the machine pays out a penny. If you direct the ball to a Lose slot, you lose your ball and the penny you paid to play. The machine has two different keys. One for the mechanics and one for the cash drawer. The amusement machine measures 27 inches high, 18 1/2 inches wide, and 7 1/2 inches deep. Machine weighs about 50 lbs. It can be mounted on a wall. It can also stand on its own on a removable oak base. Sale includes about a dozen pin balls, keys, and British pennies. Everything need to play. A top notch collectible Penny Amusement Coin Op.
The inside of the machine is marked “XXVIV” which may reflect a 1929 manufacturing date. The inside door also has a metal disk that is stamped “270”. This number might reflect that this machine was the 270th produced in the year it was made but that is just an educated guess.
Frank Hawtin was born in 1902 in the village of Bloxham Oxfordshire, England. After leaving school, he established a small joinery and shop fitting business. Around 1922, he became involved in the amusements business when his brother Percy bought the production rights to a game called Bingo from two Canadians. This marked the the start of Hawtins of Blackpool. Between 1922 and 1947, the Hawtins company grew from small ram shackled workshops to a modern three and a half acre factory employing thousands of skilled engineers. During WWII years the factory was turned over to the production of aircraft parts for the war effort. As a result by 1947 Frank completely abandoned the production of his amusement machines.