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pre-war games that aren't on pinside?

By cait001

5 years ago


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#101 2 years ago

I have a Big-Bertha (Junior) playfield. Photo added.

Jappie
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#102 2 years ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

way2wyrd Can you please add Exhibit New Contact to the database?
https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=3435[quoted image]

I think you are in the wrong thread. You want the Pre-Korean War thread.

#104 2 years ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

I have a Big-Bertha (Junior) playfield. Photo added

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#105 2 years ago

Thanks way2wyrd !

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#106 2 years ago
Quoted from Jappie:

Looks like I'll be picking up a project 1934 Daval Big Bertha Junior today. way2wyrd, could you please add that to Pinside?
https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=5383
And maybe also its big brother Big Bertha Senior?
https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=233
Many thanks!!

Any info or pics? Serial number recorded? Hopefully it doesn’t get trashed.

#107 2 years ago

It was quite a drive, but I decided to leave it where it was. I could live with the fact that is had an old mouse nest and a wasp nest in it. But the fact that at some point somebody butchered the machine into a childrens toy (100s of marbles were inside it) and felt like he had to remove all the wiring and under playfield kicker assemblies for that (and with that, essentially removing the essence of the machine) was too much for me. This machine was unsalvageable.

It looked to be sold a few days later, hopefully to a better home than I could give it.

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#108 2 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

yeah i can add these. Just PM me and ill get them in. If you have pics you should add em up after i add the machines
Thanks,
Jeff

Quoted from way2wyrd:

Splash image set

Jeff, Can you add Williams Bonanza?
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1947-williams-bonanza-pinball-game
https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=346

One retrofitted with flippers for auction here: https://bid.auctionmasters.com/ui/auctions/68859/6468095

#109 2 years ago
Quoted from PlanetExpress:

First ramps in a pinball… they really ran with the idea!
https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=5122

Quoted from PlanetExpress:

Rare one today….. I’ll get some pics in the pre-war thread once I clear nearly a century of grime off. I can already tell this one will clean up spectacularly.
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Can we get The Marble Prince added to the database? A guy just picked one up in the “what did you bring home thread”

#111 2 years ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Can we get The Marble Prince added to the database? A guy just picked one up in the “what did you bring home thread”

Thanks, I was just coming here to request the same!

I’ve started a thread for my cleanup effort: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1932-marble-prince-by-lundick-mfg-

#112 2 years ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Can we get The Marble Prince added to the database? A guy just picked one up in the “what did you bring home thread”

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/the-marble-prince

#114 2 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

A bit out of place, but a Unique offering I wanted to share.
It may be right for someone.

its freaking cool!

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#115 2 years ago

can I please get Whir-Pool Jr. added?
https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=5245

#117 2 years ago

done, ready for its' closeup.

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#118 2 years ago

Hello way2wyrd ! Could you add Exhibit's Wings? A friend has a beautiful example of the game (the one on ipdb). https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2790

Many thanks!

#119 2 years ago

Can you add, "IT"? I don't know when it was made. Made by H.B. Jackson Manufacturing Co. in Seattle WA. I can't find any info online however mine is numbered 757 or so if I remember correctly. The game is packed away right now but when I add pictures, no cats, I promise!

The legs are incorrect, per the guy I bought "IT" from. I have the proper shooter rod.

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way2wyrd

#120 2 years ago

I was told by the previous owner that the original legs had big ball type legs. He told me he didn't have the original legs and subbed in the current legs from a dining room table. They look identical to the legs on a few of the Duncan Fife tables we own.

Fortunately no modifications were made to the machine to mount them. I'll be on the hunt but I can live with the table legs if this is the only example around. I don't think it has enough value to make sure the legs are correct.

#121 2 years ago
Quoted from Jappie:

Could you add Exhibit's Wings?

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/wings-exhibit
please add pics

Quoted from Pinbub:

Can you add, "IT"?

Normally I wont add until its been submitted to IPDB and has a #

Love the cat.

--Jeff

#122 2 years ago

How about the 1938 Bally Reserve? I've asked in a couple different places and haven't had any luck so far. I've got pics that aren't from IPDB, too!

Edit: NVM, someone just did it recently! Thanks, though!

#123 2 years ago

Ok, I've added a bunch of pics of the different Reserve games I've found over the last year or so(my playfield is done, but my cabinet is still bare wood). I even uploaded an image of the reproduced artwork for the backglass that I made for it. Is there any way to get that image used for the game's official backglass image on its page? Thanks!

#124 2 years ago

Thanks Jeff! 2 pictures added. More will follow.

#125 2 years ago
Quoted from Miguel351:

s there any way to get that image used for the game's official backglass image on its page?

done

#126 2 years ago
Quoted from Miguel351:

I even uploaded an image of the reproduced artwork for the backglass that I made for it.

Id be interested in talking about how you did that . I have a Rockola Hollywood that i need redone aa most of the paint has flaked off

--Jeff

#127 2 years ago
Quoted from Jappie:

Thanks Jeff! 2 pictures added. More will follow.

they have been splashed

#128 2 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Id be interested in talking about how you did that . I have a Rockola Hollywood that i need redone aa most of the paint has flaked off
--Jeff

I'm a graphic designer by trade. I took mine and scanned it, front and back(for the masking), reproduced all the shapes and lines and the entire artwork. Then, after consulting on TONS of pictures across the internet and a couple people who have nice originals who sent me pictures, I decided on what colors should be used and am hoping that they're close enough. I've got Pantone color books to help approximate them and match them up fairly well according to what I saw.

Send me a picture of what you've got and I can see how much of a challenge it might be.

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#129 1 year ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/wings-exhibit
please add pics

Normally I wont add until its been submitted to IPDB and has a #
Love the cat.
--Jeff

Jeff
"IT" is listed on IPD as #6886. Took me while to find it listed. Any chance it can be added?
Thanks, Erik

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#131 1 year ago

Can Exposition be added please?

https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=799

Should be picking one up on Saturday. Thanks!

#132 1 year ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Can Exposition be added please?
https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=799
Should be picking one up on Saturday. Thanks!

Exposition has a cool hidden mech! There is a single slow motor that toggles whether something is worth 200 or 1000, and when the 1000 is scored it fires a ball up this track in the backbox to trigger 5 switches in succession, something score motors would eventually handle.
It is so cool seeing how the tech we might take for granted first evolved, and what problems they were solving!

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#133 1 year ago
Quoted from cait001:

Exposition has a cool hidden mech! There is a single slow motor that toggles whether something is worth 200 or 1000, and when the 1000 is scored it fires a ball up this track in the backbox to trigger 5 switches in succession, something score motors would eventually handle.
It is so cool seeing how the tech we might take for granted first evolved, and what problems they were solving!
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Pretty cool indeed! Is that yours? Might have some questions once I dig into it. Thanks!

#134 1 year ago
Quoted from cait001:

Exposition has a cool hidden mech! There is a single slow motor that toggles whether something is worth 200 or 1000, and when the 1000 is scored it fires a ball up this track in the backbox to trigger 5 switches in succession, something score motors would eventually handle.
It is so cool seeing how the tech we might take for granted first evolved, and what problems they were solving!
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I love the ingenuity in the wood rail and pre war era.

#135 1 year ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Pretty cool indeed! Is that yours? Might have some questions once I dig into it. Thanks!

oh no, those pics are from ipdb. I love any excuse to go look up old pins I'm not familiar with.

Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I love the ingenuity in the wood rail and pre war era.

oh totes same. Have you seen this pinball maintenance book? http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2022/08/pinball-machine-maintenance-manual-for.html
While 60s and 70s, I love how it takes you through the development of the tech for each manufacturer, so you can understand WHY those features are there, and what problems they're solving.
Working backwards through pinball history feels anachronistic, but starting with PM pins and moving forward with each new development makes each development feel new and exciting.

#136 1 year ago
Quoted from cait001:

oh no, those pics are from ipdb. I love any excuse to go look up old pins I'm not familiar with.

From the link I posted even. Yeah, I'm a moron!

#138 1 year ago

Thanks! Just added one, will take more later.

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#139 1 year ago

way2wyrd Could you please add Genco's 1937 Archer? https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=4526

Pinsider Archer has one. He might be able to provide pictures of the game.

#141 1 year ago

Plenty of Stoner machines are missing.

Can we get 3 Up added? It just appeared on the project thread and I contacted Jay to get the IPDB entry fixed.

https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2547

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#142 1 year ago

I bet this one is not there. I've never heard of it before either. Just restored this for a client.
1936 Groetchen pinball-pool table.
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#143 1 year ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

I bet this one is not there. I've never heard of it before either. Just restored this for a client.
1936 Groetchen pinball-pool table.
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I love everything about this. Great job.

#144 1 year ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

I bet this one is not there. I've never heard of it before either. Just restored this for a client.
1936 Groetchen pinball-pool table.
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Such a cool concept. Groetchen really was a cutting edge company in the 30's. I'm currently restoring a Groetchen Mercury De Luxe trade stimulator and a few months ago restored a Groetchen Tavern. Thats a really great example of that title too. Nice job.

#145 1 year ago
Quoted from Blake:

Such a cool concept. Groetchen really was a cutting edge company in the 30's. I'm currently restoring a Groetchen Mercury De Luxe trade stimulator and a few months ago restored a Groetchen Tavern. Thats a really great example of that title too. Nice job.

Absolutely, their (his?) engineering was exceptional. This game is primarily mechanical with precision machined stainless steel parts. Built like tank. I haven't encountered too many other Groetchens games other than this simple Skill Jump, but a video of their Columbia pseudo slot machine looks amazing.

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#146 1 year ago
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#149 1 year ago

Thanks, Jeff. I’ll get some better photos up when I get to work on it.

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#150 11 months ago

Hmmm, two in a row for me….

Can we get the 1935 Jennings Flying Turf added, please? I just picked one up today:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/what-machine-did-you-bring-home-today-post-your-pictures/page/536#post-7630020
https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=909

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