This thread documents the full restoration of another one of my Ted Zale "zipper flipper" machines in my collection, Dixieland (Bally, 1968).
This example of this title has a very special story as it was a documented home use only machine for 49+ years before it arrived to my hands, and lives up to the meaning. Small amounts of various technical, restorative, and historical footnotes are included in the documentation. Restoration is presented chronologically.
I continue to specialize in these direct EM titles and expertise in technical aspects, and have a pinball book that will be published regarding the 19 (17 not counting exports) games developed and the designer, "A Master of Pinball Innovation", Ted Zale, in the next year+. I am always interested in acquiring more of his designs, and only SIX games short of the ENTIRE Ted Zale "zipper flippers" catalog (three are incredibly hard to find, ie Joker, Alligator (German), and Cosmint (Switzerland)) needed to complete my collection. I appreciate all assistance.
I will upload additional details and original historical photos with the game in the two homes it resided in the front of this thread.