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Gottlieb backglass

By Crjfan

9 years ago


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#1 9 years ago

Hi guys!

I found a nice Gottlieb "Oklahoma" EM from the early 60ties. The collector wants to sell it, because he found another pin in better condition.

The backglass of the Oklahoma is a kind of plastic. Can it be original or is it a reproduction? I don`t think Gottlieb did any plastic/acryl backglasses. What do you think?

Cheers

Nick

#2 9 years ago

They did, I believe they made them for export..

#3 9 years ago
Quoted from reppie:

They did, I believe they made them for export..

Plexi glass. Colors don't fade half as much and usually in much better condition. Personally I prefer them although only ever had one.

#4 9 years ago

You can find a lot of them here (europe). Most of the time they are in better shape. The only problem is that people use to burn holes in them to cheat.

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#5 9 years ago
Quoted from reppie:

You can find a lot of them here (europe). Most of the time they are in better shape. The only problem is that people use to burn holes in them to cheat.

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Just like the Chexx hockey games here. Unbreakable domes, but easily melted with a lit cigarette and then the cigarette butts were played for free. Then the puck track was jammed with them.

#6 9 years ago

I have found a couple vintage export glasses for games I've had. They were in very nice shape and vibrant. As shapeshifter said I prefer an export glass if I can find one. They seem to hold up a lot better.

#7 9 years ago

I have had a few over the years. if I can, I buy them. none of mine ever had the cheat hole in them. I was told the operators would put a thin glass in front to stop the practice.
my bowling queen and GIGI has the plexi now

#8 9 years ago

The oldest game with a plexi I own is a Wagon Train. A Lot of Plexi's I've seen have the export logo on it (without Chicago 51. IL. in the logo).

There is interesting decal (see Pic) on the apron of my Wagon Train which suggests that Gottlieb shipped parts to Mondial Ireland and that games where assembled there.
Does anyone knows more about this?

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#9 9 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

I have had a few over the years. if I can, I buy them. none of mine ever had the cheat hole in them. I was told the operators would put a thin glass in front to stop the practice.
my bowling queen and GIGI has the plexi now

My GiGi also has a plexi backglass, but that's the only one I have

#10 9 years ago

My Plexi's:

Wagon Train
Square Head
Cover Girl
Central Park
North Star
Corral
Flipper Fair
Tropic Isle
Flipper Cowboy
Bank A Ball
Sweet Hearts
Buckaroo
Egg Head
Sunset
Lancers

And I am sure I forgot a few..

#11 9 years ago

Ok, thx! I didn't know that. I'll take a closer look on the Oklahoma!

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