Written by PinballShawn, published April 28th, 2012. 3 comment(s).
I'm a pinball restorer/repairer/collector from Pittsburgh. I basically collect Em pins and non-video arcade gun games and such. I have approximately 30+ pins in my collection ranging from 1940-1980. I'm not a huge fan of modern SS games, but I think they're cool. My heart lies in classic games, especially Penny Arcade type machines but I'll collect anything coin-op. I do complete ground up restorations, build MAME machines, and I'm hoping to build a Virtual Pin this year. My wife loves SS pins so I've collected a few early SS games, but I'm mostly interested in Williams. I would like a few early Bally's as well. My hobby is in the restoration, and not so much in playing them. I've never bought a pin that actually 'worked', but they're all near perfect when I'm done with them and that gives me a sense of pride. I get no satisfaction out of buying a nice game, again because it's all about the work for me.