(Topic ID: 190680)

1934 Cannon fire jr.


By PinWiz17

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Came across this. Cannon fire jr. Wondering if anyone could give some info on it. What the value of it? Don't want to see this end up in the garbage. And seeing anyone has any interest it. Thanks

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    #3 1 year ago

    Thats cool. Do the cannons actually fire like a Fleet? Nice looking Mills machine. I would value it at around 500- 700.

    Is it a table top or does it have legs?

    --Jeff

    #4 1 year ago

    It's interesting to compare this to Bally Fleet Sr. (http://ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=881) and Fleet Jr.(http://ipdb.org/machine.cgi?gid=880), also from 1934. I think Fleet Sr. was the first game to use a solenoid to fire a ball up the playfield (or something like that). This game apparently came out between the two versions of Fleet.

    #5 1 year ago

    I had a restored Cannon Fire several years ago. As noted from the pix, mine was on legs, so the "Jr." version might be smaller, or a table top version. An article from the Encyclopedia of Pinball has a general description of the game.

    I agree with Jeff that an unrestored version would likely be in the $700 range, probably higher if it is complete with coinbox and working.

    Depending upon the level of restoration (nickel plating, full wood treatment, etc.) a restored version is several times an unrestored game.

    As far as game play: a flipperless game where you would ideally like to land a marble in one of the higher valued holes at various parts of the playfield. The guarded red ringed hole at the top has the highest value. To get a marble into that area, you need to get a marble to land on the muzzle of either of the two cannons at the base of the game. A little switch at the muzzle will immediately fire the marble upward and hopefully with some nudging will land into the desired hole. Another way the cannons work is to try and actually land a marble on to either of the top two cannons. Not as difficult as it sounds since there are numerous posts that form a V that helps guide the marble to rest on those cannons. Then another marble needs to descend through the corresponding (right or left) "tunnel" at the top of the playfields. There is a little roll over in those tunnels that will fire the upper cannons. A marble fired from an upper cannon will loop back downward toward the higher valued holes near the bottom cannons.

    At the end of the game you add up your points and if you did well the operator paid you. Funny is that you can win with a good high score, or a pitiful low score. Careful not to shake the machine. The tilt has a ball that balances on a small cone and will easily dislodge.

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    #6 1 year ago

    I would be interested in it if you are selling?

    #7 1 year ago

    Thank you for your interest. Game was sold prior to my posting a picture and description of it.
    Happy Holidays
    Joel

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