(Topic ID: 210832)

Bank A Ball


By jmsvero

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by RyanClaytor
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    #1 1 year ago

    Picked up a Bank A ball by J.F. Linck Corp.
    I think it is from 1932 since I have a copy of an advertisements from
    3 different pages from "The Coin Machine Journal" from April 1932.

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    #2 1 year ago

    That's a neat one!

    #3 1 year ago

    Yeah it is Jeff. The knob on the right side of the plunger adjusts the angle of the piece in the upper right side of playfield to bank the balls to the pockets.
    Jeff

    #4 1 year ago

    Very cool! Thanks for posting such great photos. Gameplay looks very interesting, and I was wondering about the possibility of adjusting the angle on that top-right element. Glad you confirmed that. The part I don't understand is; how is a ball supposed to rest in the 100, 200, or 300 portions? Are you supposed to count that score if the ball just sorta rattles around in there and then careens down to the bottom? Also, what are the 2000 point "mechanical pockets" the playfield instructions refer to?

    Great find!

    #5 1 year ago

    Ryan,
    When you insert the coin, it opens those pockets, lifts the bottom bar and lets the balls roll to the shooter. It was jammed in the pictures I took when I got it. Once the balls are released, the arms close and leaves a small opening for the balls to enter and to hold the balls in the three pockets (100, 200 and 300 points). The 2000 points they talk about in the instructions, are when you get a ball in each of the three pockets, you get a 2000 point bonus. I will take a few pictures with the machine unjammed to show.

    #6 1 year ago

    The arms move(!??!). I was not expecting that. I figured they were just stationary flag springs. Very cool, indeed!!! Thanks for the explanation of mechanics and scoring. Makes a lot more sense now! Makes me wish I could attend Freeplay Florida (even more). Your booth looks incredible. Any chance you'll be at TPF this month? I'll be there for my first time and exhibiting my artwork at the Pinside booth...and stealing away once in a while to enjoy other Jeff's booth.

    #8 1 year ago

    Ryan,
    I will not be able to attend TPF this year. I am trying to figure out how to get there next year. If I want to bring games, which is what I want to do, it is a long drive from Florida. I am sure you will be trying to steal away quite a bit to Jeff's booth to play those awesome games. What type of artwork do you do?
    Jeff

    #9 1 year ago

    Hi Jeff,

    Quoted from jmsvero:

    What type of artwork do you do?

    I'm a cartoonist. Here's some pinball-related work I've done:

    http://elephanteater.com/10761

    ...and some comic books:

    http://elephanteater.com/comics

    Quoted from jmsvero:

    I am sure you will be trying to steal away quite a bit to Jeff's booth to play those awesome games.

    You're so right. (Other) Jeff's "History of Pinball" booth is going to make it very difficult to stay behind my table.

    Quoted from jmsvero:

    I will not be able to attend TPF this year. I am trying to figure out how to get there next year.

    I should be there again in 2019! Hope you can make it!!!

    Quoted from jmsvero:

    If I want to bring games, which is what I want to do, it is a long drive from Florida.

    Man, I've driven through Florida before ( http://elephanteater.com/5573 ) and that is a looooooooooooooooooooooooooong state, but...

    Oh.

    My.

    Gawd.

    Just think about what kind of a pre-war showing there would be if you rolled into Texas with your line-up. Between the two Jeffs there would be, like, 40 machines!!! *dies*

    TPF2019!!!

    *fingers crossed*
    -Ryan

    #10 1 year ago

    Or maybe... Ill roll into Florida

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from way2wyrd:

    Or maybe... Ill roll into Florida

    Now, if you could both roll up to Michigan, that would be ideal.

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