Anyone ever seen a "G" prefix on a bingo serial number?


By BlackCatBone

1 year ago


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    #1 1 year ago

    Greetings -

    I just bought a Key West that presents itself in excellent cosmetic condition. It's not restored, just a great "low mileage" game. Once I got it home and started going over it, I noticed that the body is stamped with the serial number G5361, the head is stamped G5356, the playfield top arch is stamped 5245, and the playfield above the red ball lifter hood is stamped 566, so none of the numbers match.

    Does anyone know what the "G" prefix indicates, if anything?
    Do the mismatching numbers mean that the body, head, and playfield were at one time part of different games?

    I thought maybe the "G" indicated a test or prototype game. I'd appreciate hearing if anyone else has games with letter prefixes and what they might signify.

    Thanks!

    #2 1 year ago

    Many bingo's had letter prefixes on the SNs as well having miss-matched numbers (tho I believe on many more they all jived). Maybe compare the condition of the components for equal ware/patina. If so - it's likely AO.

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    #3 1 year ago

    Someone tipped me to this web site that compiles all known bingo serial numbers. Here's the link:

    http://danny.cdyn.com/serialnumbers.htm

    The folks on this web site could add a lot of value to the list by reporting their own serial numbers.

    #4 1 year ago

    Danny's web site doesn't make it clear how to report bingo serial numbers. If you wish to help, email the serial numbers to:

    bingopinballs@yahoo.com

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