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“Aristocrat Elan” Gambling Machine - Mobile Bar

“Aristocrat Elan” Gambling Machine - Mobile Bar

Regular price $758.02
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One day, in the offices of a company that produced dental equipment, the young entrepreneur Len and an engineer colleague of his had an intuition: the gaming machines of the time were made in a very similar way to the equipment they produced.

Hence a question: did it make sense to embark on this new, certainly more stimulating journey? Was there a market for the product they had in mind? Precisely in those years, the demand for gaming machines in Australia was constantly growing; yet, no local company produced them. Len then dedicated himself to the launch of the first gaming machine: over the years his company established itself as a world leader in the production of gaming machines and he is credited with being the first manufacturer of electro-mechanical slot machines.

We purchased this rare gaming machine, which no longer works, in a place in Cape Town, where it had landed thanks to the intense internal exchanges between the Commonwealth countries.

This Aristocrat Elan 2UP is a 1970s model that celebrates Australia, where it was manufactured. The gaming machine features all original graphics parts, in perfect condition. Recently restored, it has been transformed into a unique bar cabinet, with supports designed for sliding wine glasses.

A fascinating encounter between the environment it evokes, which takes us back to the universal myth of James Dean with a cigarette between his lips, and the environment in which it is intended.

Measurements: 48 x 43 x 138 cm.

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