art by the sea

England’s traditional spas have been in historical decline for several decades. The arrival of cheap package tours to the warmer parts of Europe, especially Spain, and the rise in prosperity of the working classes during the last decades of the 20th century, meant that there were more exciting vacation options […]

Old coin-operated machines: an overview

For the last 35 years I have been collecting vintage American coin operated machines. When people use the term slot machine, this encompasses a larger number of payout slot machines. in the late 1890s these machines were primarily wooden boxes with individual wheels that spun when activated with a coin. […]