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1933 Genco Silver Cup

By PlanetExpress

2 years ago


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#1 2 years ago

Picked up this Genco Silver Cup in the same recent auction as my Fleet Jr. It came to me not working, with missing playfield screws indicating someone had been at work inside (Uh-oh):

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#2 2 years ago

Once I opened it up, I was relieved to see all the mechs in place and no signs that anyone had opened it up further than pulling out the playfield.

Totalizer looks to be intact and the labels look nice, so just a cleaning and lube needed:
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Ball return mech looks good, too (you can see I had a lot of fluffy white mold to clean up):
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Hey, whoever was in here left a prize for the next guy:
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Neat, it’s a 1930’s Yankee Handyman ratcheting screwdriver, and it’s like new:
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#3 2 years ago

Wow. Nice find. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 2 years ago

Playfield fully stripped down:
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I cleaned it up, then each day for a week, I’d wipe it down with Feed-N-Wax to let the playfield absorb the oils:
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Polished the non-removable playfield parts, a final wipe down with Rapid Prep to remove the surface oils and wax, then a coat of Blitz to seal everything and smooth it out:
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#5 2 years ago

Following! A classic game.

5 months later
#6 1 year ago

Finally got it all back together and into the lineup with my other pre-wars:

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I was planning to make a new lock bar to replace the homemade one, but then decided I kind of liked the story that the old homemade one told and kept it. My desire to let the machine tell some of its history didn’t extend to the cracked cab and clown puke paint job. I hope whoever did this paint is still around, as they’d love adding color LEDs to their EMs… .

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#7 1 year ago

lovely lineup

#8 1 year ago

That Marble Prince is stunning. The ramp unit is impressive and cabinet scroll craftsmanship is awesome. Nice score. Was that a full restore?

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from Blake:

That Marble Prince is stunning. The ramp unit is impressive and cabinet scroll craftsmanship is awesome. Nice score. Was that a full restore?

Thanks, appreciate the complement! Yes, I tore it down and cleaned it up, it sat in a warehouse for >50yrs before I picked it up: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1932-marble-prince-by-lundick-mfg-

#10 1 year ago

Thanks, means a lot coming from someone with a collection like yours!

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from PlanetExpress:

Thanks, appreciate the complement! Yes, I tore it down and cleaned it up, it sat in a warehouse for >50yrs before I picked it up: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1932-marble-prince-by-lundick-mfg-

I'll be reading the thread, thank you.

#12 1 year ago

I have a pre-war myself. Never thought I'd love this era of machines until I actually owned one. It makes sense, though, art deco is by far my favorite art style.

Is the Silver Cup that's on the IPDB a correct original? I ask because if that one's apron art is the correct version, I'd be happy to recreate it for you. Seems like it should be easy enough. You would have to supply me all the info in that silver bar underneath the logo, of course. That, and how wide and tall the apron is. I can most likely deduce the curve from there. Let me know if you're interested!

1 year later
#13 35 days ago

Hey PlanetExpress I just picked one of these up and was excited to find this thread to help me identify the game. A couple questions for you if you don't mind.

I see in your first pics the "Silver Cup" Apron was missing, but then in later pictures you have added it on. Did you get that printed or did you have the original "apron" all along? I ask because mine is missing and is just black.

I'm also missing the shooter lane guide.

The biggest pain is that I am missing the coin door and coin mech. I am planning to build a door for it, but any idea where I could find a coin mech for it?

Thanks!
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#14 35 days ago

didn't notice this before

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#15 35 days ago
Quoted from mab487:

Hey PlanetExpress I just picked one of these up and was excited to find this thread to help me identify the game. A couple questions for you if you don't mind.
I see in your first pics the "Silver Cup" Apron was missing, but then in later pictures you have added it on. Did you get that printed or did you have the original "apron" all along? I ask because mine is missing and is just black.
I'm also missing the shooter lane guide.
The biggest pain is that I am missing the coin door and coin mech. I am planning to build a door for it, but any idea where I could find a coin mech for it?
Thanks!
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Congrats on your pick-up!

The apron photos in this thread show my sloppy attempt at recreating the apron card. Thankfully, Miguel351 took on the task of making a great reproduction. For your coin slide, I’d just buy whatever is cheapest of the right era on EBay, since you have to build the door, too.

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