Freddy Bailey: Showmen Part 3 – The first moving picture machines

04/06/2012

Freddy once again takes us back to the origins of the coin-operated machine business, looking at the first moving picture machines, the two-player games and some of the leading distribution companies of the day. He also talks about the UK’s first trade body for the industry and how showmen grew in prosperity and success.

Click on the link below to read this fascinating account of the history of our industry. It is in two parts due to size:

Freddy Bailey On the Pier Part 3 SECTION ONE

Freddy Bailey On the Pier Part 3 SECTION TWO

 

 

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