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Happy 70th anniversary to: the flipper


By unigroove

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    Today, October 22, 2017, marks the 70th anniversary of the introduction of the flipper. Congrats! The images below I borrowed from Michael Gottlieb who shared them about a month ago. They're from a 78 rpm record that was recorded for the 1st anniversary of the flipper, which informed me the precise date of the 70th anniversary. The flipper was first used on Gottlieb's Humpty Dumpty and changed the industry forever.

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    #2 2 years ago

    Now I have a great excuse to eat cake tonight!

    Light bulb = 138 years old
    Transistor = 70 years old
    Flipper = 70 years old
    Cellular = 44 years old

    Just imagine where we might be in another 100 or 200 years.

    #3 2 years ago

    Pretty cool!! Great addition to the pinball experience for sure.

    #4 2 years ago

    Great pics of the awesome historical flipper recognition. Show more, please.

    ... and post a *.wav/mpg file of the 78 rpm record!

    #5 2 years ago

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    #6 2 years ago

    The 78rpm is a great treasure! Twenty years ago I wrote some stuff about the 50th anniversary of the flipper (4 parts). The index is here: http://1930s.com/pinball/FeatureIndex.html (stories 2-5) with some game ads of the period.

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