Mechanical Music Through the Ages

A collection of Mechanical Music and Arcade Machines – highlighting examples of the development in mechanical entertainment over time.

Fortune Teller 1950 – (UK)

During the 1940’s and through to the 1960’s, the National Health Service of Great Britain used “penny” Fortune Tellers to raise funds for the health service and for medical research activities.

The machine depicted below, told your fortune after depositing a penny and watching where the needle landed on a particular coloured dot, which contained a written fortune, after the penny induced revolution.