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EM find with a special something I have never owned before in it...


By gjm

70 days ago



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#1 70 days ago

I found a Gottlieb Card Whiz the other day in 100% working order and when I got it home and started going through things I noticed this in the back box. I knew they were shipped with them but to actually get a pin with it still in I think is pretty cool.
A little over 7000 plays with zero wear at the kick out hole.
Has some flipper drag but the rest of the playfield is in great shape paint wise and will clean up very nicely.
I will not touch up that area but should I just keep it waxed or possibly cut to size a piece of mylar or make my own playfield protector?
There is no playfield protector for this pin yet.

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#2 70 days ago

So I assume the person kept putting it back or that would mean they never changed a bulb back there?

#3 70 days ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

So I assume the person kept putting it back or that would mean they never changed a bulb back there?

Most of the bulbs were burnt out, it does look like it has removed and replaced but I just never bought an EM with it still being with the pin.

#4 70 days ago
Quoted from gjm:

I will not touch up that area but should I just keep it waxed or possibly cut to size a piece of mylar or make my own playfield protector

I substantially improved flipper wear on my Royal Flush through touch-up, and then covered with mylar. My paint color mix and before/after photos (before covering with mylar) are on the touch-up paint color thread. (Please also read posts #1 and #3 of that thread for background info.) I was extremely pleased with the results on mine. Here’s the link, go to post #54:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-pinside-touch-up-paint-color-thread/page/2#post-5388639

#5 70 days ago

I have two EMs with those and yes you’re right on how uncommon they are to find. Both had low plays and needed work to get up and running so they had sat for a while

#6 69 days ago

I found three games on the IPDB with pics of shipping blocks. Oldest game is 1957:

https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?images=shipping.block&sortby=date&searchtype=advanced

#7 69 days ago
Quoted from wolverinetuner:

I substantially improved flipper wear on my Royal Flush through touch-up, and then covered with mylar. My paint color mix and before/after photos (before covering with mylar) are on the touch-up paint color thread. (Please also read posts #1 and #3 of that thread for background info.) I was extremely pleased with the results on mine. Here’s the link, go to post #54:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-pinside-touch-up-paint-color-thread/page/2#post-5388639

Thanks for that information, much appreciated.

#8 68 days ago

I have only come across 1 game with the shipping block still installed or present,in all the games I have purchased over the years. Operators must have chucked them from the get go.

#9 68 days ago

I found one the other day under the motor board in a jack in the box machine. Before this posting and another one that I saw on Facebook last week, I probably wouldn’t have known what it was for

Dave

#10 68 days ago

I had a nice Teacher's Pet with one but it wasn't as rare to find. You swing the door open from the front to change the bulbs.

#11 68 days ago
Quoted from AlexF:

I had a nice Teacher's Pet with one but it wasn't as rare to find. You swing the door open from the front to change the bulbs.

Since Williams/Bally of the area had the light board screwed into the head and the glass was removed with a lift channel from the front, I wonder why they even used one?

#12 68 days ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

Since Williams/Bally of the area had the light board screwed into the head and the glass was removed with a lift channel from the front, I wonder why they even used one?

I wondered that myself. Not sure it needed to be secured more than it was.

#13 68 days ago

Just to minimize rattling of the BG during transport?

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#14 68 days ago

I found one on a Jacks Open recently, I'm pretty sure I was the first person to remove it.

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