I'm rebuilding my first Bingo and expected to see lots of similarities between it and similar vintage pinball machines. I've found a lot of differences though. Steppers and coils seem to be of higher quality. High voltage is used for the mixer and control motors. Everything in the bingo feels heavy duty.
Were the bingo engineers in a sperate building from the pinball engineers?
Also wondering if Bingo's were better built because of the potential revenue they could generated for an operator?
Were there a few "famous" bingo designers and engineers?
What did late 50's Bingo machines cost new?
I've got a nice coffee table book of bingos, but it doesn't really talk about the engineering. Any interesting history of bingo from an engineering and manufacturing angle out there?
Love the history of our machines!