From The Internet Pinball Database www.ipdb.org
Bank-A-Ball / IPD No. 170 / September, 1965 / 1 Player
Production: 3,400 units
Specialty: Mechanical Backbox Animation
Flipper Pool / IPD No. 896 / October, 1965 / 1 Player
Production: 700 units
The Italian model is Gottlieb's 1965 'Electra-Pool'. Electra-Pool owners are welcome too.
Design by: Ed Krynski
Art by: Roy Parker
Notable Features: Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Slingshots (2), Standup targets (7)
"'Bank-A-Ball' was the first pinball machine produced with flipper return lanes, which are wireforms that allow the ball to roll behind the slingshot and towards a waiting flipper."
"Two backbox animations: at start of game, billiard table in backglass shows all balls lit up and all mechanical balls above it are reset out of view. Hitting lit numbered target on playfield turns off corresponding lit ball in backglass and mechanically drops that ball into view."