Quoted from Jaymach1:
Does anyone know what this bar is called that crosses near the middle of the alley? I have the bar near the pins that I'm guessing is to keep a wobbling puck from hitting the pins. I'd like to find this other bar but have no idea how to search for one or if it's a waste of time to try and find it. Thanks
I call it the foul line bar. You notice it's right above the foul line on the playfield. I think it was to stop your hand going past the foul line = no cheating.
The bar near the front of the pins was actually the lead edge of a piece of plexiglass that covered the switches. Protected the pins, maybe, but I think it was another anti cheat device so you could'nt trip the switches manually.
The last piece to the puzzle is the pin surround/protector. It was an integral part of the assembly and prevented the dreaded pin assembly droop you see on so many of these old games. The surround attached to the lift up cover, and rested against the left and right rear uprights, and on top of the plexiglass switch protector when in the down position. This gave support to the cover, and then that screw through the top cover would give support to the pin rack , thus preventing any sagging of the pin rack.
Foul line bar.
I was missing mine, just made one out of 1/4 inch brass rod from Menards, fabricated two brackets, painted gold, done.