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Original Stern Quicksilver, with an alternate backglass?

By Classics_Master

2 years ago


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#1 2 years ago

Hey guys, I have a very unique Stern Quicksilver machine with a different backglass than others I've seen. The difference in the glass is in the "Match" feature, which is supposed to light up, but is masked off on this one? (The Match name is covered in the gray paint, yet you can still read it is there, see pics). This is so that it can not light up as usual? Also, note the black area around the green is different around the match feature. However, this backglass is an original and is flawless, even at the bottom of the glass where flaking commonly occurs. I know the glass isn't a reproduction as I know the history of this game. Also, this playfield features no paint and the game plays super fast because of it. There also seems to be some different color inserts in the return lanes, as these are purple and not the same color blue as the spinner lights are. Just curious if anyone's seen another original backglass like this? I'm also really curious to see the back side of the new reproduction backglass. If anyone has a reproduction backglass, please post a close of the match area. My last pic is of the glass where the "Match" should be able to be seen with a light behind the glass. I just find that strange that they would have the "Match" blocked off on this glass? Anymore info about this would be great, thanks!

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#2 2 years ago

I wonder if it was a prototype for add a ball states where you couldn't win games ?

LTG : )

#3 2 years ago

Cool, although you need to swap those black rubbers out for white.

#4 2 years ago

That’s the white wood aka pre-production game so Im sure that other things were changed as well once it went to production.

#5 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

That’s the white wood aka pre-production game so Im sure that other things were changed as well once it went to production.

Typically, whitewoods have writing on them so I’m skeptical that it’s a true whitewood. Could just be a worn out playfield sanded and cleared. I would like to know the story on the inlane inserts though.

#6 2 years ago

What's the serial number on the game? That should show whether or not it's a true prototype.

#7 2 years ago

I actually like the look of that playfield better than the production model. At least the color.

#8 2 years ago

Shill: if you haven’t heard our podcast on this machine please listen.

The Classic Pinball Podcast

#9 2 years ago

As I posted to your question in the stern thread many states couldn't give free credits as it was illegal so it was removed from the backglass.

Also that playfield is way to clean to be a white wood. I'm also assuming it's a regular playfeild sanded down.

Please post your serial number to prove me wrong.

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#10 2 years ago

Not sure of all the complete history behind it, but it sure is a unique game, and a very fast playing game too.

#11 2 years ago
Quoted from Classics_Master:

Not sure of all the complete history behind it, but it sure is a unique game, and a very fast playing game too.

Then why not post the serial number for us?

#12 2 years ago

A bunch of years ago I played a game that looked exactly like this at Expo. It was listed then as being a whitewood. At that time, nobody would have gone through the trouble of sanding down the playfield and clearing it. This was way before repro playfields and the game didn’t have the following it does now. Sadly I can’t remember who owned it, but I’m sure somebody else probably does....

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