Pinball Accident

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Pinball Accident


By Dooskie

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

The local newspaper occasionally runs archive photos. These are from 1978. Apparently the fellow somehow got his finger stuck in a pinball machine. Looks like it was quite an ordeal getting him 'un-stuck.'

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#2 1 year ago

Damn. He was lucky there were people there willing and able to help

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#3 1 year ago

The flipper button holes are drilled at least an 1 1/2 inches in diameter . Does this guy have dicks for fingers?

#4 1 year ago

If you think that's bad you should see what happened to one of the beta testers of the disastrous (and now defunct) coin door fleshlight mod.

#5 1 year ago

That's clearly a hint at Sterns next pin JAWS !!.. I got Chief Brody out of this.

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#6 1 year ago
Quoted from SuperPinball:

The flipper button holes are drilled at least an 1 1/2 inches in diameter . Does this guy have dicks for fingers?

'glory hole'

#7 1 year ago

middle finger too!

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from ledge:

'glory hole'

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#10 1 year ago
Quoted from Dooskie:

Looks like it was quite an ordeal getting him 'un-stuck

Looks like they had to pry the lockbar off to get inside. Guess the operator should have left a backup emergency set of keys.

#11 1 year ago

What a dipshit............he was playing Disco Fever............

#12 1 year ago

OK, here is some hind sight:

The Emergency guy is breaking into a pinball machine. Note, that the game is still plugged in.
The guy must have bent his finger, and was pinned by what was left of the flipper button, or the flipper switch. Fingers are normally tapered, seems odd that a small screw driver was not used between his finger and the opening.

1978, guess the operator could not be located quickly enough.

#13 1 year ago

Muhammad Ali was lucky to not injure his knockout hand.

#14 1 year ago

That machine wanted to fight... hahaha

#15 1 year ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Muhammad Ali was lucky to not injure his knockout hand.

But leave it to Nicolas Cage to save the day

#16 1 year ago

LOL......that's funny. Slow news day I guess.

John

#17 1 year ago

Damn that guy went 2 knuckles deep in that hole!

#18 1 year ago
Quoted from Darcy:

OK, here is some hind sight:
The Emergency guy is breaking into a pinball machine. Note, that the game is still plugged in.
The guy must have bent his finger, and was pinned by what was left of the flipper button, or the flipper switch. Fingers are normally tapered, seems odd that a small screw driver was not used between his finger and the opening.
1978, guess the operator could not be located quickly enough.

The same exact thing happened locally here in 2005. I had a TSPP which I sold to a local operator who put it in a movie theatre. The right flipper button came loose and someone stole the button. Some girl then played the game and to operate the flipper she had her finger in the hole, pushing the leaf switch. Unfortunately, her finger got stuck. If you think about it, it's the leaf switch is what traps your finger and trying to pull only makes it dig into your finger even more. So my friend had to go to the theatre, open the game and free her.

Rob

#19 1 year ago

These must have been his hands...like said earlier in this thread....Dick Fingers...

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#20 1 year ago
Quoted from Elevatorman:

These must have been his hands...like said earlier in this thread....Dick Fingers...

It has nothing to do with the shape of a persons finger. It's the leaf switch that traps the finger in place.

Rob

#21 1 year ago

So how big were his fingers?

#22 1 year ago

I hate to see the lube on top of the game

#23 1 year ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

So how big were his fingers?

no complaints from his girlfriend : P

#24 1 year ago

Imagine being pictured in a newspaper, and you're shown stuck on a disco fever. I couldn't explain that to the guys at the bar the next night... and I own one!

#25 1 year ago
Quoted from Yoko2una:

Imagine being pictured in a newspaper, and you're shown stuck on a disco fever. I couldn't explain that to the guys at the bar the next night... and I own one!

you own a bar or a Disco Fever?

#26 1 year ago
Quoted from Dooskie:

you own a bar or a Disco Fever?

A newspaper.

#27 1 year ago

No kidding? My folks owned a small weekly in Seattle back in the 1960's, and my dad was a newspaper editor for 40 years. My brother worked for McClatchy for 23 years. Tough industry these days.

#28 1 year ago
Quoted from Dooskie:

No kidding? My folks owned a small weekly in Seattle back in the 1960's, and my dad was a newspaper editor for 40 years. My brother worked for McClatchy for 23 years. Tough industry these days.

I just found the other thing listed by Yoko. He's the one you were asking

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