Cliff as a person

Cliff as a person

By Cliff

February 27, 2017

7 months ago

In 1957 My father bought into a pinball route with one other person.  This was in San Francisco, CA.  I graduated from high school that summer and was taught how to convert Bingo pinball, mostly Balley and United machines to comply with the rules in San Francisco.   I was then my father's mechanic.  I also repaired games for other pinball owners.  As you are probably aware bingos were "found to be gaming devices" and were no longer legal.  I then found a job through the stationary engineers.  I retired in 2006 and moved to Dunsmuir California.  Several years ago I found out about the Picific Pinball Museum.  Amoung his many flipper machines he had some bingo machines that need repair and I some of them for him.  Then I got sick and had a major operstion.  I would now like to repair EM machines in our area.

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7 months ago
Awesome story, great info!!!
6 months ago
Hi Cliff! In all the years I've been in this hobby I know of only 5 or 6 of us :) Welcome to the Pinside! Love your story- you must have known Benny of BMC in the city. He ran a ton of bingos among other things there.

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