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Anyone have Canadian Coinbox magazines?
I recently bought up over 100 old Canadian Coinbox magazines, mostly 70s-90s. I am going to be sending them off to other arcade history nerds to get fully scanned and made available on the Internet Archive.

Does anyone else here have any Canadian Coinbox magazines collecting dust in your archives?
While my stack is pretty big, there are many many missing issues. If you would like to help this effort in preserving them, please get in touch. I would like to see which ones you have available.

I will be taking them South of the border and shipping them as freight for scanning, and I'd like to send along as much as possible.
thank you!


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I am also interested in any other arcade ephemera that you think would be cool to scan! Especially if Canadian! catalogs, order lists, magazines, etc.
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Not sure the following info helps Cait, but what the hell, I feel like writing. :D

All Canadian Coin Box/Canadian Vending issues from 1999 to today I have kept, some in duplicate copies. As for the older ones, I do have a few issues I picked up from retired operators. And from that lot, I only kept the issues with stories that mattered to me, - usually having something to do with Laniel Automatic or articles about the technical schools I attended there in the 90's. I also have the issue where the Canadian Coinbox editor of the time (Sandra...) did an in depth retrospective on the Tremblay brothers career and the original North Star Coin Machine Company. I can get you the Volume # and Issue # if need be, I would have to dig that one up.

When I moved my gig to Toronto for the first time in October 98, my job was to help set up the Laniel Automatic branch office on Dixie road along with Jerry Power, Mark Kupiec and Margret Patey all from the old Starburst Coin Machines of that time. (later to become Cineplex-Starburst and finally Player One).

So like all the managers who worked at the distributor level in amusement and/or vending we were given a free subscription to both magazines. And my subscription is still active today, but now is only published and printed as Canadian Vending since the amusement industry is pretty much non-existant, - so no more Canadian Coinbox magazine to speak of.

Funny note : My subscription is still addressed to Laniel Automatic/Montreal Pinball, I never asked them to change that, still makes me smile when I get one in the mail, now only once a year instead of every month.

I started writing a monthly column for Canadian Coinbox in 1999 to 2005 or thereabouts. It was called "The Last Word" and then something else in the years after Laniel Automatic closed for good in Feb 2002. They always bought the outside back page of both magazines (Canadian Coin Box & Canadian Vending) for their full page ad of the latest machines or parts specials.

Ah man, what a coin operated life this has been, and still is to some extent, feels like a quarter on a string now compared to back then.
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There are sooooo many Laniel Automatic references in these things, going back to the 70s. :)

Here is this from 85
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Come on Laniel, HOW MUCH??? :D
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huge thanks to Jean-Marc as well, we are now sitting at just over 200 magazines compiled.

I am ESPECIALLY interested in any Canadian Coinbox issues pre-1979 so please dig them up if you think you might have them?
missing issues of RePlay and Play Meter are also lovely.

current list:
Canadian Coinbox 1972-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1972-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1972-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1972-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1973-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1973-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1973-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1973-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1973-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1974-May
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1975-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1975-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1977-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1977-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1977-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1977-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1977-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1977-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1977-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1978-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1978-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1978-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1978-May
Canadian Coinbox 1978-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1978-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1978-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1979-May
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1980-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1982-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1984-Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1984-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1985-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1985-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1985-Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1985-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1985-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1986-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1986-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1986-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1986-Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1986-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1986-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1986-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1987-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1987-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1987-May
Canadian Coinbox 1987-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1987-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1987-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1987-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Sep/Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Sep/Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1989-Jun/Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1989-Jun/Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1989-Aug/Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1990-Jun/Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1990-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1990-Oct/Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1990-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1991-May
Canadian Coinbox 1991-May
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Jul/Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Jul/Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Nov/Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1992-May
Canadian Coinbox 1992-May
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Nov/Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Nov/Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1993-May
Canadian Coinbox 1993-May
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Jul/Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Nov/Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1994-May
Canadian Coinbox 1994-May
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Jul/Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Jul/Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Nov/Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Nov/Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1995-May
Canadian Coinbox 1995-May
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Jul/Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Jul/Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1996-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1996-Feb/Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1996-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1996-May
Canadian Coinbox 1996-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1996-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1996-Oct/Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1996-Nov/Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1997-May
Canadian Coinbox 1997-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1997-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1997-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1998-May
Canadian Coinbox 1998-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1998-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1998-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1999-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1999-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 2000-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 2000-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 2000-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 2000-Nov
Play Meter 1986-Apr
Play Meter 1988-Jan
Play Meter 1988-Feb
Play Meter 1988-Apr/May
Play Meter 1988-Jun
Play Meter 1988-Sep
Play Meter 1988-Oct
Play Meter 1988-Nov
Play Meter 1997-Jul
RePlay 1990-Sep
RePlay 1990-Oct
RePlay 1990-Nov
RePlay 1990-Dec
RePlay 1991-Jan
RePlay 1991-Feb
RePlay 1991-Mar
RePlay 1991-Apr
RePlay 1991-May
RePlay 1991-Jun
RePlay 1991-Jul
RePlay 1991-Aug
RePlay 1991-Sep
RePlay 1991-Oct
RePlay 1991-Nov
RePlay 1991-Dec
RePlay 1992-Jan
RePlay 1992-Feb
RePlay 1992-Mar
RePlay 1993-Dec
Street Beat 1993-Jan
Street Beat 1993-Feb
Street Beat 1993-Apr
Street Beat 1993-May
Street Beat 1993-Jun
Street Beat 1993-Jul
Street Beat 1993-Aug
Street Beat 1993-Sep
Street Beat 1993-Oct
Street Beat 1993-Nov
Street Beat 1993-Dec
Street Beat 1994-Jan
Street Beat 1994-Feb
Street Beat 1994-Mar
Street Beat 1994-Apr
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Street Beat 1994-Jun
Street Beat 1994-Jul
Street Beat 1994-Aug
Street Beat 1994-Sep
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Street Beat 1994-Dec
Street Beat 1995-Jan
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Street Beat 1995-Mar
Street Beat 1995-Apr
Street Beat 1995-May
Street Beat 1995-Jun
Street Beat 1995-Jul
Street Beat 1995-Aug
Street Beat 1995-Sep
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Street Beat 1995-Nov
Street Beat 1995-Dec
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Street Beat 1996-Mar
Street Beat 1996-May
Street Beat 1996-Jun
Street Beat 1996-Jul
Street Beat 1996-Aug
Street Beat 1996-Sep
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I have put my call-out for magazines publicly up at http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2022/ ... oject.html

I have put scans for issue 1984-03 on the Internet Archive.
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cait001 wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:52 pm
huge thanks to Jean-Marc as well, we are now sitting at just over 200 magazines compiled.

I am ESPECIALLY interested in any Canadian Coinbox issues pre-1979 so please dig them up if you think you might have them?
missing issues of RePlay and Play Meter are also lovely.

current list:
Canadian Coinbox 1972-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1972-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1972-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1972-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1973-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1973-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1973-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1973-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1973-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1974-May
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1974-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1975-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1975-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1977-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1977-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1977-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1977-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1977-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1977-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1977-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1978-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1978-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1978-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1978-May
Canadian Coinbox 1978-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1978-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1978-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1979-May
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1979-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1980-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1982-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1984-Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1984-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1985-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1985-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1985-Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1985-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1985-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1986-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1986-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1986-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1986-Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1986-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1986-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1986-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1987-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1987-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1987-May
Canadian Coinbox 1987-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1987-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1987-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1987-Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Sep/Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1988-Sep/Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1989-Jun/Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1989-Jun/Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1989-Aug/Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1990-Jun/Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1990-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1990-Oct/Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1990-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1991-May
Canadian Coinbox 1991-May
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Jul/Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Jul/Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1991-Nov/Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1992-May
Canadian Coinbox 1992-May
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Nov/Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1992-Nov/Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1993-May
Canadian Coinbox 1993-May
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Jul/Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1993-Nov/Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1994-May
Canadian Coinbox 1994-May
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Jul/Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Jul/Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Nov/Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1994-Nov/Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Feb
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1995-May
Canadian Coinbox 1995-May
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Jul/Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Jul/Aug
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1995-Oct
Canadian Coinbox 1996-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1996-Feb/Mar
Canadian Coinbox 1996-Apr
Canadian Coinbox 1996-May
Canadian Coinbox 1996-Jun
Canadian Coinbox 1996-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1996-Oct/Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1996-Nov/Dec
Canadian Coinbox 1997-May
Canadian Coinbox 1997-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1997-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1997-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1998-May
Canadian Coinbox 1998-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 1998-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 1998-Nov
Canadian Coinbox 1999-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 1999-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 2000-Jan
Canadian Coinbox 2000-Jul
Canadian Coinbox 2000-Sep
Canadian Coinbox 2000-Nov
Play Meter 1986-Apr
Play Meter 1988-Jan
Play Meter 1988-Feb
Play Meter 1988-Apr/May
Play Meter 1988-Jun
Play Meter 1988-Sep
Play Meter 1988-Oct
Play Meter 1988-Nov
Play Meter 1997-Jul
RePlay 1990-Sep
RePlay 1990-Oct
RePlay 1990-Nov
RePlay 1990-Dec
RePlay 1991-Jan
RePlay 1991-Feb
RePlay 1991-Mar
RePlay 1991-Apr
RePlay 1991-May
RePlay 1991-Jun
RePlay 1991-Jul
RePlay 1991-Aug
RePlay 1991-Sep
RePlay 1991-Oct
RePlay 1991-Nov
RePlay 1991-Dec
RePlay 1992-Jan
RePlay 1992-Feb
RePlay 1992-Mar
RePlay 1993-Dec
Street Beat 1993-Jan
Street Beat 1993-Feb
Street Beat 1993-Apr
Street Beat 1993-May
Street Beat 1993-Jun
Street Beat 1993-Jul
Street Beat 1993-Aug
Street Beat 1993-Sep
Street Beat 1993-Oct
Street Beat 1993-Nov
Street Beat 1993-Dec
Street Beat 1994-Jan
Street Beat 1994-Feb
Street Beat 1994-Mar
Street Beat 1994-Apr
Street Beat 1994-May
Street Beat 1994-Jun
Street Beat 1994-Jul
Street Beat 1994-Aug
Street Beat 1994-Sep
Street Beat 1994-Oct
Street Beat 1994-Nov
Street Beat 1994-Dec
Street Beat 1995-Jan
Street Beat 1995-Feb
Street Beat 1995-Mar
Street Beat 1995-Apr
Street Beat 1995-May
Street Beat 1995-Jun
Street Beat 1995-Jul
Street Beat 1995-Aug
Street Beat 1995-Sep
Street Beat 1995-Oct
Street Beat 1995-Nov
Street Beat 1995-Dec
Street Beat 1996-Jan
Street Beat 1996-Mar
Street Beat 1996-May
Street Beat 1996-Jun
Street Beat 1996-Jul
Street Beat 1996-Aug
Street Beat 1996-Sep
Street Beat 1996-Oct
Street Beat 1996-Nov
Street Beat 1996-Dec
Hey Cait.

I think this is an amazing and dauntingly huge task you have undertaken. Thank you for doing this, I am belittled in front of all this amazing history of an industry that will never be as vital to the coming of age for the future gens, nor as prosperous of a street business, (regulations be damned along with other things that are controlling and digital along with the gradual elimination of cash currency which will take all the fun out of making money and spending it), so the least I can do is contribute now.

I couldn't help but post this picture from your blog. Hell, seeing these two Big Wigs chat lifted my soul somehow. Nobody these days can hold a candle to how these guys dealt, they were the schnitzels.

Canadian_Coin_Box_-_1974-12_0017 (2).jpg


I assume that the list of rags above is what you have scanned, so I can lend you the ones which I will dig up and are not on the above list. I do find scanners annoying for more than a page at a time, so I will let you deal with that and again, thank you. I will be in Gatineau this spring for sure.

I also have copies of Play Meter magazine out of the U.S. since I contributed a monthly technical column to that industry trade rag from about 2002 to 2005 after leaving Hip Coin in Toronto. I was asked to stay on as a god-damn consultant for them (which means little), except that you get paid for doing very little. A bogus title not suited to the amusement industry. Being a "consultant" oddly seems to mean something or other to people who don't like to do the hands on stuff. Obviously, I got fed up after a few months of sitting idle and answering the phone once a day, and decided that life was more important and real work was more nourishing, so I found a job building up and running another parts dept. in Montreal (in the vending industry this time) soon after that revelation of being a lard ass consultant became clear.

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http://www.alouetteamusement.com

Bally 1936 "Bumper" - North Star 1950 "Richelieu" - Universal 1950 "Feature Bell" - Gottlieb 1952 "Queen of Hearts" - Williams 1960 "Ten Spot" - Gottlieb 1971 "Challenger" - Williams 1973 "OXO" - Bally 1976 "Bonanza"

Maxed out at 10 machines, no more. Un max de 10 machines, pas plus.
Une règle suivi guéri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule until the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build that RRSP of memories in order to joyfully cushion the last stages of life.

Personally prefer the exceptional qualities lurking beneath any normal state of affairs. Alas, our day to day is being promoted as extraordinary via a world wide web largely fueled by the new dumb & followed closely by the latest breed of unscrupulous scroundrels & judas goats.

"I try my best to be just like I am, but everybody wants you, to be just like them. " - Zimmy

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R.A.B. wrote:
Wed Mar 02, 2022 6:28 pm
Hey Cait.

I think this is an amazing and dauntingly huge task you have undertaken. Thank you for doing this, I am belittled in front of all this amazing history of an industry that will never be as vital to the coming of age for the future gens, nor as prosperous of a street business, (regulations be damned along with other things that are controlling and digital along with the gradual elimination of cash currency which will take all the fun out of making money and spending it), so the least I can do is contribute now.

I couldn't help but post this picture from your blog. Hell, seeing these two Big Wigs chat lifted my soul somehow. Nobody these days can hold a candle to how these guys dealt, they were the schnitzels.


Canadian_Coin_Box_-_1974-12_0017 (2).jpg



I assume that the list of rags above is what you have scanned, so I can lend you the ones which I will dig up and are not on the above list. I do find scanners annoying for more than a page at a time, so I will let you deal with that and again, thank you. I will be in Gatineau this spring for sure.

I also have copies of Play Meter magazine out of the U.S. since I contributed a monthly technical column to that industry trade rag from about 2002 to 2005 after leaving Hip Coin in Toronto. I was asked to stay on as a god-damn consultant for them (which means little), except that you get paid for doing very little. A bogus title not suited to the amusement industry. Being a "consultant" oddly seems to mean something or other to people who don't like to do the hands on stuff. Obviously, I got fed up after a few months of sitting idle and answering the phone once a day, and decided that life was more important and real work was more nourishing, so I found a job building up and running another parts dept. in Montreal (in the vending industry this time) soon after that revelation of being a lard ass consultant became clear.

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Howdy! That list is all of the magazines I have accumulated so far. The plan is to gather up what I can in Canada and come spring ship them freight to OK for scanning there. (Maybe have them hitch a ride with someone to the Allentown show)
I have put a few I scanned online.
I would absolutely love to get my hands on any issues not in that list, especially any issues pre 1972. If you want your copies back I can scan them within Canada, no worries :)
It is a huge task and it will realistically take 2 years to work through these all, but I'm part of a very committed team that has done wonderful things to help preserve arcade and videogame history for future research.

The arcade industry will never be the same as the 20th century, but it will never vanish, and it has given birth to the single largest entertainment industry on the planet.

That Laniel & Gottlieb photo is lovely. I've also found photos of other operators, like Levin from Regent and of course the Curries family.
Can I show you one of my favourites? Check this strapping young Jean Coutou
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Through these magazines you can track the lineage of all the operators. So much family history amongst the industry history.

Too bad you couldn't keep the consultant paycheque and the parts job. That's the way to do it ;)


Sharing photos like this will be super duper easy once we get all of these scanned.
Yes to the Play Meters too. We're interested in any arcade magazine we don't yet have digitised or in the queue.
My interest is obviously towards the older stuff. I hope that this post will find its way to someone who bought out an old operator warehouse and has a bunch of the 1946-71 issues just waiting to be put to use. Or that I reach anyone that has them!
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Oct 94
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July 1995
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Great stuff, thanks.

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Jan 1991
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Jean Coutou at Bally school in the 50s
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No North Star mention, alas
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cait001 wrote:
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No North Star mention, alas
North Star Coin Machine Company was thought up in 1947 in Florida while the Tremblay brothers were vacationing there after getting out of military service.

They started to put their plan in motion after visiting the Gottlieb factory on Kostner avenue in 1948, well after the 2nd world war and well after the Laniel Special was discontinued.

History is hard to know, seems like we are suppose to forget it in order to move on. Most of the time we run into hermeneutical hassles that do not let us know it in any way close to an accurate fashion.

For now, let's just go back 10 years on MAACA for the story of these jukes.

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Been pretty busy lately with work, the big parts surplus sale at Alouette this Saturday and ofcourse shop work & service calls. Spent the whole day in the shop with Joanna and Chnillapoil fixing machines and sorting out more parts and backglasses.

Once I got back to my refuge, I dug up what I could from the past. I did manage to get through one of the bigger piles of Canadian CoinBox & its' sister mag Canadian Vending magazines. Memory lane is a bitch these days for some reason, maybe because I suspect that the upcoming future will never top the times I lived in the amusement industry back in the day, especially those last four years at Laniel Automatic on Rockland.

Here is what I have for you Cait - I am leaving the 20th century Canadian Vending issues out of the pile since Canadian Coin Box seems to be more relevant to what you are focusing on if I am reading your list properly.

April/May 1989 (don't know how that got into that late 90's pile)
March 1999
Sept. 1999
Nov. 1999

Everything after 2000 I have, but I don't imagine you are looking to scan those.

Still have some older CB in another locker and Playmeter under my bed, but once again, the Playmeter ones are from the 21st century when I wrote technical articles for them from my post at Hip Coin in T.O. (2202-2005), so maybe that doesn't jive with your groove. :D I will try to dig up those older more interesting CoinBox mags from the 80"s, hopefully before this Saturday.

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Maxed out at 10 machines, no more. Un max de 10 machines, pas plus.
Une règle suivi guéri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule until the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build that RRSP of memories in order to joyfully cushion the last stages of life.

Personally prefer the exceptional qualities lurking beneath any normal state of affairs. Alas, our day to day is being promoted as extraordinary via a world wide web largely fueled by the new dumb & followed closely by the latest breed of unscrupulous scroundrels & judas goats.

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thanks RAB! Really appreciate it. While I always want the oldest stuff, this project is for arcade historians everywhere, covering all of the interests. So I will gladly take any contemporary CC issues for scanning.
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3 of the magazines I received from RAB are now available for browsing / downloading
Canadian Coin Box 1989-04 (Apr/May 1989) https://archive.org/details/canadian-co ... r-may-1989
Canadian Coin Box 1999-03 (March 1999) https://archive.org/details/canadian-co ... march-1999
Canadian Coin Box 1999-11 (November 1999) https://archive.org/details/canadian-co ... ember-1999
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Scans of things that Sparky passed me, including a 1964 Canadian Coinbox: http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2022/ ... scans.html

6 Canadian Coin Box scans of issues lent to me by R.A.B. http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2022/ ... scans.html
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Another scan I did here because someone with a Gottlieb museum wanted this issue. (thanks Jean-Marc!)
https://archive.org/details/canadian-co ... y-aug-1993

but of course this is the issue with the article on North Star / Seabreeze / Richelieu
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Thanks for posting the 1993 Canadian Coin Box article from the back issues of that trade magazine. I made reference to this very same article in my long winded story about the Tremblay brothers on my Montreal Pinball website. I wrote that back in 2010 or so and had it translated to French before posting I believe.

https://amusement.evolvo.com/index.php? ... &id_lang=1

In perspective, it was researched and written about 6 years before the struggle began to open the North Star - Machines à Piastres pinball bar in honour of the Tremblay brothers' tremendous efforts in the late 1940's. Very proud of that, heck, it remains a major part of Montreal pinball history. And as my life continues to move forward in the amusement buisness, many other opportunities continue to court and excited me, but not as much as that whole North Star story and "déroulement". The North Star bar remains open under new management despite all the lockdowns of the past couple of years and is definitely worth a visit when you find yourself in Montreal (3908 St.Laurent Blvd.) It has changed as all things must, but in my opinion retains something unique that no other pinball establishment can ever hope to achieve, mainly because it has roots in a unique story from the heydey of the post war pinball machines and a city where it all happened.

Also, if anyone is interested in hearing the original North Star Coin Machine Company story straight from Mr. Jacques Tremblay who passed away last year, just click below on the video I shot with Mike Hanley a couple of years before opening the bar on St. Laurent in January 2016.



The North Star pinball bar is definitely worth a visit. Check it out when you are strolling on the Main nerve of Montreal.

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Oh thank you I can't wait to watch that later tonight. The North Star legacy is an amazing story and it makes me happy that the story continues today in new forms and outlets!
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