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Pre-War Club! 1930 - 1939


By TopMoose

5 months ago



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#51 47 days ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

That is amazing! Does it have a Payout mech?
The cost of the game was really high back then....doubt many exist...first Ive seen, and in amazing shape!
Nice Find!

I’m pretty sure it does. There’s a motor underneath. Gotta work on getting it power.

#52 47 days ago
Quoted from cait001:

cool find! Can you post a better picture of the game's backbox? IPDB could sure use your photos too, btw https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=3465&picno=44569&zoom=1
Seems to be a great gameplay concept: top lane determines Dealer's Hand (center rollover is dealer goes bust) then hole on the playfield is your hand.
If you beat the dealer, you get the payout on the odds wheel relating to what hole you used to defeat the dealer!

I definitely will gets pics on there.

#53 47 days ago

Payout mech is in it and looks complete. What a great find.

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#54 47 days ago

I used to have this:
https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/scoop

1939 Bally Scoop. I never got it working and sold it to, I think, someone from Illinois.

#55 47 days ago

More pics. The playfield and the score mech colors are spot on. It’s almost like it was taken out of an establishment and put at someone’s home or storage.

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#56 47 days ago

The transformers are not working and probably dangerous to fiddle with. What power requirements do I need for the lights and playfield?

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#57 47 days ago

Top'Em is one damn cool payout machine. Love the multiple dynamic play aspects of the changing odds AND the "house hand to beat" off the plunge.

#58 46 days ago

Payout mechanism

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#59 46 days ago
Quoted from Tmezel:

The transformers are not working and probably dangerous to fiddle with. What power requirements do I need for the lights and playfield?[quoted image]

6v brought the lights to life!

#60 46 days ago

photo of a GOLD COAST from an Allentown thread https://images.pinside.com/a/3b/a3b919413cd28739a980f56901dbb1757ce6186c/resized/large/a3b919413cd28739a980f56901dbb1757ce6186c.jpeg

What's the machine next to it? who's there right now?

#61 46 days ago

If anyone in the northeast Ohio, northwest Pensylvania or western New York areas is looking for a 30's game, this Zingo has been on Craigslist for a while. It's a PM game, probably from 1931.

akroncanton.craigslist.org link

It's a bit pricey but maybe the seller would negotiate. It looks to be in decent condition.

#62 43 days ago

Thanks to TopMoose, I'm now the happy owner of his old Cloverleaf. Thanks for the trade!

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#63 43 days ago
Quoted from cait001:

Thanks to TopMoose, I'm now the happy owner of his old Cloverleaf. Thanks for the trade![quoted image]

Hooray, it made it safely! Enjoy! I'm loving the Signal Sr.

#64 43 days ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

Hooray, it made it safely! Enjoy! I'm loving the Signal Sr.

yay, glad you like it! Any recommendation for the tape marks on the cloverleaf lockdown bar? It unfortunately pulled a bit of the veneer when I took the tape off.

#65 43 days ago
Quoted from cait001:

yay, glad you like it! Any recommendation for the tape marks on the cloverleaf lockdown bar? It unfortunately pulled a bit of the veneer when I took the tape off.

Oh no! I didn't think the tape was that strong. If it doesn't buff out, maybe a light wax to at least protect the finish?

#66 42 days ago

ok everyone, OFFICIAL* NEW RULES FOR CLOVERLEAF!
main rule change: only the first ball into any one pocket scores.
This changes the game play up and forces you to search for shots you have not yet hit.
The 1000 pocket is fairly reliable and easy. hit it once? 1000. Hit it again? ZERO for that ball.
Have you already hit 2 pockets in the same area? You probably want to aim elsewhere or odds are you're wasting your shot.

TopMoose included a green ball and a red ball. I am just using a single green ball in the mix, which since it's CLOVERLEAF, will be the one ball that scores double.
Get the green ball into a pocket that already has a ball? Zero x 2 is still zero.
( *by the power vested in me )

#67 42 days ago
Quoted from cait001:

ok everyone, OFFICIAL* NEW RULES FOR CLOVERLEAF!
main rule change: only the first ball into any one pocket scores.
This changes the game play up and forces you to search for shots you have not yet hit.
The 1000 pocket is fairly reliable and easy. hit it once? 1000. Hit it again? ZERO for that ball.
Have you already hit 2 pockets in the same area? You probably want to aim elsewhere or odds are you're wasting your shot.
TopMoose included a green ball and a red ball. I am just using a single green ball in the mix, which since it's CLOVERLEAF, will be the one ball that scores double.
Get the green ball into a pocket that already has a ball? Zero x 2 is still zero.
( *by the power vested in me )

Isn't it great to make coding upgrades without having to buy a new EPROM?

After a while, My goal was to make it into as many of the 7 "zones" as possible, rather than going for a high score. I could usually get four or five.

#68 42 days ago

I always put the Competition ROMs in my games.

#69 36 days ago

oh hey there is a thread just for Genco owners: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/genco-owners-club

#70 36 days ago

Following! I love working on pre-wars and own one at the moment. Hopefully more in my future.

#71 35 days ago
Quoted from bingopodcast:

Following! I love working on pre-wars and own one at the moment. Hopefully more in my future.

Welcome! Now, about incorporating Top 'Em into your multi-singleball machine...

#72 35 days ago
Quoted from cait001:

Welcome! Now, about incorporating Top 'Em into your multi-singleball machine...

Would love to, but the horserace games are the specific games I'm handling. The rules on Top 'Em are top notch.

I find the Western games fascinating, and that find above is exceptional.

#73 35 days ago

I am looking for a pre-war game, Bally Bumper, but where are all these fliper-less beauties located? How do you find one to buy? Thanks!

#74 34 days ago

Bumpers come up fairly often. I think theres a project one in dallas on fb for sale

Edit found it

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/844260942595506/

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#75 24 days ago

hey pre-war crew, anyone know when the first pinball machine had a scoring motor? You know, the kind of motor with a timing diagram?
What was the first coin-op with one? (I'm assuming some kind of early slot?)

3 weeks later
#76 3 days ago

Finally made some progress on the Top ‘Em. Powered up the payout mech and it works.

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