Configuring the Essex
The Essex Coin-Op Mechanism, also known as
a Straight Six, is delivered with a default configuration, typically set
for 50p per play.
More practical table owners have managed to adjust the mechanism for different
coin permutations but it's not straightforward and not recommended for
First you need to open the table up so that you can get at the interior
of the coin mechanism. For Pool tables this is relatively easy as access
to the mechanism is the same as the ball return drawer, accessed by a
key. For Bar Billiards however, it's not so easy.
Detailed instructions once you've opened the table, are available as a
PDF file. Please click here
It is possible to adjust the mechanism to be "free play". Simply
blank off all the slots in the mechanism.
If you don't feel that you would be able to adjust the mechanism yourself,
please choose a banana token mechanism (if applicable to your selected product)
or else ask for the mechanism to be adjusted for you prior to delivery.
An additional charge is likely to be levied for this service because the
table has to be unpacked, taken apart and then repacked afterwards.