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Offline GAP

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Golden Wests
« on: June 15, 2016, 05:49:08 PM »
A guy at work gave me these coasters that his 80 year old father had. Anybody remember them ? (I don't).

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Re: Golden Wests
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 06:08:14 PM »
Coooooooool
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Re: Golden Wests
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 06:54:07 PM »
Not sure if it's the same company but lots of my old games came from a Copa y called golden west

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Re: Golden Wests
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 06:56:58 PM »
This is on my Raceway


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Re: Golden Wests
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2016, 07:33:03 PM »
This is on my Raceway


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Re: Golden Wests
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2016, 08:08:57 PM »
There used to be an Operator called "Golden West" as opposed to "Golden Wests". Not sure if the typo was a mistake on the coasters. They were around in the 80's. My Father sold machines to them in the early days. For some reason, games were returned with "Golden West" stickers on them. My Father used to call them "Golden PESTS".

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Re: Golden Wests
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2016, 10:08:58 AM »
There used to be an Operator called "Golden West" as opposed to "Golden Wests". Not sure if the typo was a mistake on the coasters. They were around in the 80's. My Father sold machines to them in the early days. For some reason, games were returned with "Golden West" stickers on them. My Father used to call them "Golden PESTS".

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I think the apostrophe in front of the "s" is to create the sentence on the coaster -  "Golden West's Pinball".
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Re: Golden Wests
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2016, 04:34:58 PM »
I worked there in Victoria st Collingwood in the seventies & it was Golden West & I never saw coasters. That artworks was on the side of the building though.
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Re: Golden Wests
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2016, 05:37:53 PM »
I worked there in Victoria st Collingwood in the seventies & it was Golden West & I never saw coasters. That artworks was on the side of the building though.

That's cool love hearing history of my machines

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Re: Golden Wests
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2016, 07:16:09 PM »
I remember Golden West in the early 70s they were a fairly big operator at that time
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Re: Golden Wests
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2016, 08:44:56 PM »
I was told at there biggest point they had 32,000 games on location

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Re: Golden Wests
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2016, 09:41:58 AM »
I was told at there biggest point they had 32,000 games on location

There has always been conjecture on how many games Golden West had on location. I seem to recall they were expanding Australia wide at one stage - they were massive. 32,000 games sounds like a lot of machines. I don't think they were as big as LAI - they were the biggest operator that I can remember.
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Re: Golden Wests
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2016, 05:26:23 PM »
If you google Golden West amusements there is a number of job advertisements in old news paper for pinball techs and cleaners etc
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Re: Golden Wests
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2016, 05:45:29 PM »
I was told at there biggest point they had 32,000 games on location

I seem to recall they were expanding Australia wide at one stage - they were massive.
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Golden Wests
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2016, 07:14:39 AM »
I remember as a kid in the late 70's walking through all the EM's in the showroom-dad bought my first game from them "Playball" the sign like your coaster is still on the side of the building :)

@GAP if you want to sell 1 or 2 coasters I'd be interested :)

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