Starting up this thread to share thoughts, experiences, tips, history and general info about Keeney pins. Hoping others can chime in, since there's so little info about this company out in cyberspace. Since I'm all in with getting a Poker Face up and running at the moment, I'm now bumping into all sorts of issues and roadblocks that require resolution so this game can play as designed for another 65 years, and to make the road smoother for others taking on the challenges of a Keeney game.
There were a ton of pre-flipper games, but only 5 flipper games that I'm aware of (via info on IPDB)... but no confirmed production numbers are available...
1959-12 Hi Straight
1963-09 Poker Face
The flipper mechs have some components similar to Gottlieb, but the overall design is poor, and the flipper high and low power handling is managed by an extra low power coil instead of the low and high power windings in one coil; Since the overall design stinks, and the right flipper lever assembly is broken, I'll be removing this and changing the flip mechs to the Gottlieb design. What's interesting is that the Keeney flip coil B-39 matches the frame size and length of GTB-5141, so that's what I'll be using to power the flips.
What's really interesting about this game, like Joe Roth...(JR) mentioned in another related post - the score reels are translucent green with white lettering. With a light behind each reel, the green color coming through creates a unique and cool look.
I'll be posting more pix as the work continues on the playfield and other components.
Anyone have any plastics or keeney parts in general please reach out.