One of the best-known collectors of amusement machines – and museum founder – Marvin Yagoda from Farmington Hills, Michigan, US, has died, aged 78.

Yagoda, who died on January 8, founded Marvin’s Marvellous Mechanical Museum at Farmington Hills in 1990. He was a chemist by training but a machine enthusiast by inclination. He is survived by his son, Jeremy, who now runs the museum with his brother-in-law.