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Anyone Have Bally Factory Photos 1979-1983?


By JoeNewberry

4 years ago



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    #101 3 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Here's a few from 1981....
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    Great pics and crazy to think the amount of money Bally had to spend on that place and it didn't last 10 years! If memory serves me correct they put it up for sale in 89????

    #102 3 months ago
    Quoted from meSz:

    Great pics and crazy to think the amount of money Bally had to spend on that place and it didn't last 10 years! If memory serves me correct they put it up for sale in 89????

    In May of 1989, Bally announced they were going to move their Gaming Equipment division to Las Vegas. This is what was in the 90 O'Leary Drive Bensenville plant at the time as Bally Pinball was already sold off to Williams.

    The new Las Vegas plant had ground breaking later 1989 and was completed in 1991. The Bensenville plant was vacated in 1990 with everything that was moving loaded in several semi trailers with the service parts inventory taken to 777 2nd St in Reno to keep the service parts business operating. Slot Machine manufacturing took place there on a limited basis using the last of the 5000plus slot sub assemblies built in Bensenville until the plant at 6601 South Bermuda was up and running. Some of the trailers went directly to Las Vegas but were used as storage units on Bally property.

    #103 3 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Here's a few from 1981....
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    Love the sign pictures. I assume these show the heart breaker ?

    #104 3 months ago
    Quoted from Ballypin:

    Love the sign pictures. I assume these show the heart breaker ?

    Thanks for the reminder, my therapist isn't in until Tuesday.....

    #105 3 months ago

    I could print out these pictures and burn them if it would help.

    #106 3 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    In May of 1989, Bally announced they were going to move their Gaming Equipment division to Las Vegas. This is what was in the 90 O'Leary Drive Bensenville plant at the time as Bally Pinball was already sold off to Williams.
    The new Las Vegas plant had ground breaking later 1989 and was completed in 1991. The Bensenville plant was vacated in 1990 with everything that was moving loaded in several semi trailers with the service parts inventory taken to 777 2nd St in Reno to keep the service parts business operating. Slot Machine manufacturing took place there on a limited basis using the last of the 5000plus slot sub assemblies built in Bensenville until the plant at 6601 South Bermuda was up and running. Some of the trailers went directly to Las Vegas but were used as storage units on Bally property.

    I did'nt know that they built a bally plant in Vegas. That 6601 Bermuda address is right up the street where I grew up in Vegas from 1959 to 1980. It was desert back then. When I worked at the slot shop at the Maxim Hotel I used to have to pick up parts from Bally down on Industrial road I believe. What memories.

    #107 3 months ago
    Quoted from jhanley:

    I did'nt know that they built a bally plant in Vegas. That 6601 Bermuda address is right up the street where I grew up in Vegas from 1959 to 1980. It was desert back then. When I worked at the slot shop at the Maxim Hotel I used to have to pick up parts from Bally down on Industrial road I believe. What memories.

    Actually, that was a Highland Drive address. All of the building signage was supplied from the Chicago Belmont maintenance shop. Crazy...

    Somewhere I have photos of the Bermuda plant under construction.

    #108 3 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Actually, that was a Highland Drive address. All of the building signage was supplied from the Chicago Belmont maintenance shop. Crazy...
    Somewhere I have photos of the Bermuda plant under construction.

    Id like to see that. Out in that same area in the early 70's Louis Prima had a golf course called "Fairway to the Stars". My dad was good friends with him and golfed there a lot. I could'nt remember if it was Industrial or Highland where Bally's was at. Long time ago.

    #109 3 months ago

    Nice to see these memories of bygone days.
    That Bally man sign is cool!

    #110 3 months ago

    Great pictures. Thanks everyone for sharing.

    #111 3 months ago
    Quoted from jhanley:

    Id like to see that. Out in that same area in the early 70's Louis Prima had a golf course called "Fairway to the Stars". My dad was good friends with him and golfed there a lot. I could'nt remember if it was Industrial or Highland where Bally's was at. Long time ago.

    Bally's 6601 South Bermuda Road, Las Vegas plant under construction in 1990

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    #112 3 months ago

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    Quoted from MrBally:

    Here are a few photos from 1989 with the building renamed Moloney Coachbuilders. Yes, the grandson of Bally's founder, Ray Moloney, had a limousine, shuttle bus, ambulance and fire rescue manufacturing business and located it in the Bally building after Bally moved their plants to the Chicago suburbs and their headquarters at 8700 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue.
    At first (around 1985) Just the Bally logo was removed and the sign said "Moloney Manufacturing Corporation". Unfortunately, I did not take any photos of that signage.
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    Added over 4 years ago: In the top photo, which is looking North on Washtenaw, you can see the Henry Grebe shipyard which was just North of Bally's property.
    All of this is gone and part of the townhomes that went up on the former Bally site. Ironically, the original name of the townhomes were marketed as "The Boatyard". I thought a tribute to Bally would have been more appropriate.
    The WMS/Scientific Games employee parking lot (entry is on Roscoe/Hon. Louis J. Nicastro Way) abuts the Townhomes.

    From my earlier post showing the Moloney Coachbuilders signage, I actually did take a few pics of the old Belmont plant signage right after the Bally sign came off and the Moloney sign went up. This was in 1985. Note the name Moloney Manufacturing Corp. backlit in neon as LED lighting was not yet commercially available.

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    #113 3 months ago

    ...not gonna ask about the girl in these pictures.

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    #114 76 days ago

    Bally Distributing of Nevada, 777 W. 2nd Street in Reno which became the temporary home of Bally Manufacturing Corporation's Gaming Division with limited manufacturing operations for several months while the new Las Vegas Plant was still under construction in 1991. These pics were taken in 1989, just before that all took place. The Bally Systems building was around the corner on Bell Street.

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