Can anyone help identify the pin for this glass?

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Can anyone help identify the pin for this glass?


By pduffy

7 months ago



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    #1 7 months ago

    Can anyone help identify the pin for this glass? I cannot find ANY info on this pin glass I bought. Any help appreciated.

    Thanks
    Pat

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    #2 7 months ago

    Where did you find the glass? Beautiful artwork. I've spent a few hours researching but have come up pretty much empty handed. Could be an undocumented war conversion glass or just a one-off someone had made. Hopefully someone will have more info. Maybe someone will recognize the glass but with a different name on it.

    There was a radio show, TV show and a movie called Duffy's Tavern in the 40's and 50's. A guy who was always answering the phone figured prominently in the series. Notice the guy on the phone pictured on the glass. I have looked at hundreds of photos of the tavern taken from the series but none has a pinball pictured.

    I found one reference to a pinball in one of the series episodes:

    "The greatest of these is, of course, was Archie. He held the show together not only as a bartender, but he was always on hand, and because he was a fellow capable of handling practically any given situation. He had some pretty close escapes, because he was not the brightest guy in the world, but he was the brightest guy in Duffy's Tavern, and even when he failed he saw to it that no one else was aware of it. All right, he was taken in by Mme. Cacciatore, the opera singer with the Greenpernt accent and her manager, the Duke, but who was it who installed the pinball game in a corner of the Tavern where the floor slanted and thus made it impossible for anyone to win? It was Archie."

    #3 7 months ago

    Someone was selling it online and with the last name connection and nice artwork I had to have it. Thanks for the info above. I have been researching and have found absolutely nothing!

    #4 7 months ago

    It looks to be a custom backglass.
    The movie Dennis described above, sounds like a distinct possibility for it's creation. Could be that it was never actually used. Of course, all speculation on my part.
    Send a photo to IPDB.

    #5 7 months ago

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    #6 7 months ago

    Pardon my ignorance, but must it be a pinball? Are there any light-up areas besides the scores to give additional clues?

    #7 7 months ago

    Yeah, no manufacturer stamped on glass like usual either.

    #8 7 months ago

    You could ask the seller where they got it from or if they know the history.

    More info about Duffy's Tavern: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duffy%27s_Tavern

    #9 7 months ago

    There is no window for the Replay Reel either.

    #10 7 months ago
    Quoted from Darcy:

    There is no window for the Replay Reel either.

    Many if not all games from the late 40s and prior did not have a window for a replay reel. Many used a light projector which would illuminate replay count on a specific spot on the backglass.

    #11 7 months ago

    Maybe you can get a picture of the back of the backglass?

    #12 7 months ago

    Looks more like an arcade game glass to me.

    #13 7 months ago

    The closest I've come up with.... so far.. is Gottlieb's 1940 Summer Time has the same layout of the 1000s and 10,000s scoring lights. But also has those single digits which you don't have on this glass. There is bound to be one that is a match somewhere.
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    #14 7 months ago

    It's from a Duffy's you bunch of dumbasses.

    #15 7 months ago

    Somebody was selling one on here as part of a large collection of backglasses, about a year ago. Is this where you got it from, or is this another one in the wild?

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/181-pinball-shuffle-bowler-coin-op-backglasses

    #16 7 months ago

    Yes, it is from that collection

    #17 7 months ago
    Quoted from pduffy:

    Yes, it is from that collection

    Does he still have some left?

    #18 7 months ago

    I would assume so. I didn’t ask

    #19 7 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Gottlieb's 1940 Summer Time

    "Big Show", also has the scoring numbers like Summer Time.

    #20 7 months ago

    "Summer Time" is a beautiful game.
    I know someone who owns a mint one.
    It is for sale too.

    #21 7 months ago
    Quoted from pduffy:

    I would assume so. I didn’t ask

    Where is he located?

    #22 7 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Where is he located?

    Maybe in a border town?

    #23 7 months ago

    Ad says Gainesville, Va.

    #24 7 months ago

    Yes, Virginia

    #25 7 months ago
    Quoted from Pinbee:

    Maybe in a border town?

    Yeah, that's what I was hoping.

    #26 7 months ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Ad says Gainesville, Va.

    Thanks.

    #27 7 months ago
    Quoted from Darcy:

    "Big Show", also has the scoring numbers like Summer Time.

    Here's glass and lighting from the 1940 Gottlieb Big Show. Similar layout

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