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Interesting had to share this.....


By mrbanjo

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Purchased a gottlieb machine and the owner said he got it out of the Chicago area 6-7 years ago.
The bottom of the cabinet had a 1/16" steel plate over the original wood bottom and HEAVY angle iron
around the perimeter holding the plate on you can imagine all the screws, side and bottom. I Would say it added
near 60# to the machine. He thought being where it came out of it was done to deter people from going through
the bottom to steal the cash. I removed all and will have some holes to fill.
Anyone else ever see this?

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#2 1 year ago

Yes.
Wico used to sell a single piece version in a thinner gauge. Still served the purpose though.

#3 1 year ago

I had one on my FQ it wasn't as long but weird, recently (years later) I just saw the exact same one on a Vulcan! I still have it if anybody wants it I think it's made from galvanized steel.

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#4 1 year ago

I had a game with this plate as well. It covered at least half of the bottom of the cabinet, including the power button. Must be fairly common.

#5 1 year ago

Yes sir. Had a Gottlieb "King Pin" with a massive steel plate on the entire bottom of the game. Security screws that are nearly impossible to remove holding it on. It was extremely heavy.
I think it would withstand a grenade.

#6 1 year ago

Haha, now that's bulletproofing!

#7 1 year ago

There was an Operator named Stan Harris in the Philadelphia area that almost always installed these on there games. They had machines in some rough neighborhoods.

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from kovalski3:

There was an Operator named Stan Harris in the Philadelphia area that almost always installed these on there games. They had machines in some rough neighborhoods.

I believe he also re-typed up all the instruction and score cards on his games as well. That's the tell tale sign of a Stan Harris game. The EM Sure Shot I had included the infamous metal plated bottom, and those typed up cards. The manual in the game had all the original score and instruction cards, never used, so I assumed it was one of his.

He must've made boatloads of money from the game. It had high scores scribbled on it that were dated all the way up to 1989.

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

I believe he also re-typed up all the instruction and score cards on his games as well. That's the tell tale sign of a Stan Harris game. The EM Sure Shot I had included the infamous metal plated bottom, and those typed up cards. The manual in the game had all the original score and instruction cards, never used, so I assumed it was one of his.
He must've made boatloads of money from the game. It had high scores scribbled on it that were dated all the way up to 1989.

Yeah, that, and the telltale gigantic, baby blue, non-removable Stan Harris sticker on the card tray.

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

I believe he also re-typed up all the instruction and score cards on his games as well. That's the tell tale sign of a Stan Harris game. The EM Sure Shot I had included the infamous metal plated bottom, and those typed up cards. The manual in the game had all the original score and instruction cards, never used, so I assumed it was one of his.
He must've made boatloads of money from the game. It had high scores scribbled on it that were dated all the way up to 1989.

pretty cool you can link this with an operator... what was his reasoning for retyping the cards?

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from kovalski3:

There was an Operator named Stan Harris in the Philadelphia area that almost always installed these on there games. They had machines in some rough neighborhoods.

They had cigarette machines all over Philly too until that became taboo.

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