I've taken on the restoration of a really rough Gottlieb Quintette as my first woodrail and am trying to figure out a few things. I've never seen it work so I am guessing on how some of the features work.
The flippers use a long skinny return spring that is connected to a hole in the coil link to a hole in a bracket - Is this correct? If so when did Gottlieb start putting a lever arm and spring on the post? Other than the funky wood bits and the really bent switches, the main problem as to why the flipper most likely didn't work very well is in the picture with a yellow circle around it. The coil bracket is actually broken and until I started messing with it the break was completely invisible.
The non standard wooden bits keep the ball from escaping the out ball return chute. I guess the balls falling out.
The 5 inch bell, coil assembly is missing. Nothing left but a bracket and some wires. However there is a stiff metal wire ( coat hanger?) that is hooked into what I believe is a 100,000 point stepper mech, guided through the coil bracket and stops at the bell. Marks on the bell indicate ringing contact has been made! Say what? Has anyone ever seen a rig like this before?