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PACE KITTY

Manufacturer: Pace

Year: 1937

The Pace Kitty is one of the most collectable slot machines and most desirable. Collectors of Slot machines enthuse over the mechanical marvels built in to this novel gaming machine.

The Pace Kitty was based on the hugely popular Pace Comet machine, which has an identical cabinet with the twin jackpot. Pace are renouned as producers of quality mechanisms made of hard wearing metal, giving reliability over and above most other machines.

The Pace Kitty features a twin jackpot prominetly placed on the front, making it an attractive feature for passing players. When a jackpot is won only one side of the twin opens and dumps the coins. There is a clever mechanism that causes the alternation of either the left or right sides of the jackpot to open and close correctly.

There was the rotary coin escalator (similar in design to the Watling Rol-A-Top), allowing the last 6 coins to be visible so any slugs used would be detected easily.

Then we have the pinnacle of the Kitty magic, a novel feature that guarantees a win if you play 10 times in a row without a win, this made it an attractive prospect for players to know that if they had just deposited 10 coins they were guaranteed a win!

"A sheep in wolves clothing" is often said of the Kitty because Pace included more Cherry symbols on the first and second reel compared to other machines. This made the odds of winning a "small" amount much more in favour of the player, and in doing so avoided paying out the "kitty". If you study the picture (left) there are two small windows to the right of the jackpot. The first window is the kitty, its where coins drop when a picture of a Cat appears on the 1st reel. The window to the right of the kitty is the Counter. Each play of the machine increases the counter by 1, when it reaches 10 the content of the kitty is paid out. However, if a win is achieved before the counter reaches 10 it is reset to zero.

The Pace Kitty is a rare machine especially with the kitty counter mechanism (operators often removed this feature).

 

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