Maybe you are the type that likes to slot collect vintage cars, or even vintage clothing. Why not invest in antique slot machines for a classic look and feel? You can find a great selection of antique slot machines at Slot Machines USA or Alison novelties. There is a wide range in price, depending on the make and the age of the model. Antique slot machines can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $2,400. Look for models that are fully refurbished and operational. Some have as many as 400 moving parts and most antique slot machines are 100% mechanical.
A favorite model among the wide selection of antique slot machines is the 1948 Gold Nugget with a cherry wood exterior, a gold plated letters and bright symbols. The shiny handle pulls easily and takes you back to another time. You can find a good quality model for about $1,800.
Another popular model is the War Eagle, also reminiscent of the 1940s. Like most antique slot machines, it has a shiny, chrome surface, but the War Eagle is designed to look almost like a warplane with red embellishment and dial-like numbers. There is a bright eagle on the front as well as brightly painted symbols.
For a more feminine look, try the Rainbow model, with multi-colored areas going vertically down the front of the machine. This is brighter than many of the other chrome-dominated antique slot machines, and is priced reasonably at $1,500. The buttons are rainbow-colored as well as the numbers. This colorful machine is certainly a conversation piece.
One issue that may arise when you purchase antique slot machines is the difficulty in finding parts. Ask your salesperson if you can obtain spare parts, and where you can find them. It is especially important to try out antique slot machines to see if they are in top condition, since repair of vintage machines might be difficult or costly. Remember that antique slot machines are a great investment and will increase in value if they are maintained well.