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Early Bally Cash Box Plastic Containers

By loghome895

8 months ago


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    #1 8 months ago

    Greetings!
    Does anyone know where you can purchase the plastic containers that fit in the inside of the cash box on an Early Bally Pins? It appears it has TWO containers? One BIG and one SMALL one? And the have tabs sticking out on the edges? (See Pics ). Any information, advice, suggestions , is appreciated! Thank You!

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    #2 8 months ago

    Pretty hard to find. Once in a while on eBay

    #3 8 months ago

    The large and small bins were for two chute doors. If you have a three chute door, they would have three small bins only.

    What I do is make bins out of a Pop Tart box.

    #4 8 months ago

    Thank you for the info and advice! I am trying to make it as original as I can.
    Dropping it off to Chris Hutchins this Spring!
    ( Silverball Mania)

    #5 8 months ago

    I learned something. Never knew/seen the plastic bins.

    #6 8 months ago

    Now Iam wondering if I have the correct coin box? I see there’s two different boxes one has three divots on the top lid? Anyone know what the divots are for ? See Pics

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    #7 8 months ago

    All the 2 chute early Bally's had these white bins that I've ran across.

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    #8 8 months ago

    Find a route operator and walk into their shop. They may have a stack of them. The operator I worked for removed them as both chutes were for quarters so we did not need them. They made handy bins for parts in the shop or service tech vehicles. The 3 chute doors had SBA Dollar coin chutes in the middle which went unused. Even if a few strays made it in, The coin counter/wrap machines just let the SBA coins stay in the bowl.

    #9 8 months ago

    Divots are for "security". If padlocked in place and the door opened by a tech, The padlock was to prevent them from accessing the cash. The divots were meant to prevent pressing on the cach box and flexing it enough to disengage the lid so one could reach in and grab coins.

    Older cash boxes by Bally had steel dividers that slid into tracks of the cash box. Lift the dividers just a bit and the dimes mixed with the other coins.

    #10 8 months ago

    To further confuse things:

    There were several colors of those plastic coin bins: black, white, and red-brown over the years.

    #11 8 months ago

    Ummmmm Interesting! So is my cash box the correct one for the Silverball Mania Bally (1980) ?
    Also, the plastic coin boxes have tabs on the edges of the box What was the purpose of those tabs?
    Thanks Ken I am already confused! Lol I wonder if the different color coin boxes were meant for different coins or just different manufacturers?

    #12 8 months ago

    yes. the tabs were there to hold in the plastic insert boxes. Usually it was one large plastic insert and one small. That matches the tabs in the box.

    #13 8 months ago
    Quoted from tomdrum:

    All the 2 chute early Bally's had these white bins that I've ran across.
    [quoted image]

    always one large and one small insert.

    #14 8 months ago

    Or three of the small ones for machines with triple coin chutes.

    ERROR: See a few posts down.

    #15 8 months ago
    Quoted from KenLayton:

    To further confuse things:
    There were several colors of those plastic coin bins: black, white, and red-brown over the years.

    I’ve seen black ones in old Stern’s mainly and the white ones I’ve gotten were in Gottliebs and Williams. They’re hard to find.

    Quoted from MrBally:

    Find a route operator and walk into their shop. They may have a stack of them. The operator I worked for removed them as both chutes were for quarters so we did not need them. They made handy bins for parts in the shop or service tech vehicles. The 3 chute doors had SBA Dollar coin chutes in the middle which went unused. Even if a few strays made it in, The coin counter/wrap machines just let the SBA coins stay in the bowl.

    As Mr Bally suggested, I’ve gotten most of mine from Operators when buying stuff from them and they gave me them for free. Most of them were shocked, “you want these old junk bins??”

    It would be nice to know which came standard with what.

    #16 8 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Or three of the small ones for machines with triple coin chutes.

    Three won't fit.

    #17 8 months ago
    Quoted from tomdrum:

    Three won't fit.

    You are correct. I'm thinking of the Williams cash boxes from that era that had the narrow tray for the center chute.

    Note that Williams trays are tapered on the bottom-front as well versus Bally trays that are flat.

    #19 8 months ago

    Here’s what I have in my Mata Hari for a reference.
    For whatever it’s worth in this thread.

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    #20 8 months ago

    My (probable) HUO Strikes & Spares, has the 1 small / 1 large red-brown trays.

    http://www.racepainter.com/temp/strikesspares/pages/IMG_1787.htm

    (and yes, I know what the 'brass pipe' is for these days. Although can't remember if anyone explained the wood dowel. Lamp socket cleaner???)

    #21 8 months ago
    Quoted from Timerider:

    My (probable) HUO Strikes & Spares, has the 1 small / 1 large red-brown trays.
    http://www.racepainter.com/temp/strikesspares/pages/IMG_1787.htm
    (and yes, I know what the 'brass pipe' is for these days. Although can't remember if anyone explained the wood dowel. Lamp socket cleaner???)

    What's the brass pipe for? First time i've seen that.

    #22 8 months ago
    Quoted from Goonie:

    What's the brass pipe for? First time i've seen that.

    It's for the tech, to slip over the end of the circuit board mounting stand-offs. Pushing the pipe over the plastic pin, squeezes them so you can then pull the board off the mounting pin. (in a push/pull action) Similar to the tool used to remove Molex pins from their sockets.

    https://www.pinballlife.com/bally-circuit-board-support-spacer.html

    #23 8 months ago

    Duplicate post

    #24 8 months ago

    Thanks for the pics mrm4 ! Wow those are nice and clean!

    #25 8 months ago

    mrm_4 Would you like to sell them ? )

    #26 8 months ago

    Be careful, without the top on it those Bally coin boxes have a sharp front edge, and it is usually rusty to boot.

    #27 8 months ago

    Still looking Anyone interested in selling any?

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    #28 8 months ago
    Quoted from loghome895:

    mrm_4 Would you like to sell them ? )

    Sorry man those beauties stay with my Mata Hari. I honestly need to start looking for a lid for the box then the game will be legitimately 100 percent complete

    #29 8 months ago

    Lol They are sweet most have them are faded and have stains in them! Thanks for responding back! Have a good weekend!

    #31 8 months ago

    Boom!!!

    #32 8 months ago

    Funny I spoke to this guy on private chat a week ago Mike Tolley and gave him a price for $3 a piece for each container and $8 for the shipping Total $14 . The white container is stained and might be permanent. He said he tried to remove it however it did not come out. He declined my offer and said he was going to put them on eBay for kicks and giggles!
    And sure enough there they are ! Lol Thanks everyone for looking out for me Hopefully I can find some without any stains!

    #33 8 months ago
    Quoted from loghome895:

    Funny I spoke to this guy on private chat a week ago Mike Tolley and gave him a price for $3 a piece for each container and $8 for the shipping Total $14 . The white container is stained and might be permanent. He said he tried to remove it however it did not come out. He declined my offer and said he was going to put them on eBay for kicks and giggles!
    And sure enough there they are ! Lol Thanks everyone for looking out for me Hopefully I can find some without any stains!

    Just spray paint them with 2X rustoleum. That’s what I did with mine. There are a few antique off whites available if you want an aged look.

    #34 8 months ago

    Great idea! Thanks mrm 4!

    #35 8 months ago
    Quoted from loghome895:

    Great idea! Thanks mrm 4!

    Scrub them really well with a scotch bright and mean green or some kind of degreaser cleaner and just mist several really light coats a few minutes apart until you get them looking like you want and they should turn out really nice. As long as you clean them and rough the surface up with the scotch bright and apply thin coats they shouldn’t chip paint away from the coins.

    2 months later
    #36 5 months ago

    Still looking for them ! Anyone selling or know anyone who has these dang things!

    #37 5 months ago

    I figured u were the one paying the high prices for them on eBay. Guess not.

    #38 5 months ago

    I wonder if someone could 3D print them and sell these boxes. I for sure, would buy quite a few for my machines.

    Yves

    #39 5 months ago

    Lol Nope it wasn’t me! I saw the ones on E-Bay going for crazy prices. I for one will not pay that kind of $$ for a plastic box. Great idea Arcane! Somebody could make a fortune reproducing these coin boxes in different colors selling them at a reasonable price. Maybe Marco Specialist would be interested? You probably could get them made in China for a cheap price and double what you invested!

    1 month later
    #40 3 months ago

    Anyone out there want to sell me three of these? ……….

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