able amusements were the biggest of many pinball distributors during the 1960s and 1970s in sydney, australia.
they are (as far as i know) still in operation today but nothing like the golden years.
this is one of many original sales brochures that i acquired from a great friend, daniel.
i can remember walking in to buy em pins back then and they had a walls full of games and they were actually cheaper than what was listed (started in the hobby in 1977).
the em pins were basically everywhere to unload as all the solid state stuff had landed..i can remember walking into other distribution places that sold pinballs and asking for games like volley and they would take me to storage facilities with literally at least one hundred ems just stacked to the ceiling and they would just shrug their shoulders and say 'there are a few in there'
it wasn't worth their time or effort and most of those games were loaded onto trucks and went to landfill.
if there is enough interest i will post more photos of the sales brochures.
the thing that sticks in my mind as a 16 year old was there was a 2 player gottlieb game..called dune buggy..as i used to come home from able and update roger sharpes pinball book..so was adding cleopatra, jet spin etc that weren't released then.