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seeburg shoot the bear scoring glass and topper

By kgreene

1 year ago

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    #1 1 year ago

    I recently acquired a project 1947 shoot the bear game from seeburg.

    The cabinet itself obviously had water damage at some point and is just bare wood. The main glass is there but I am missing the scoring glasses. These are the red strips above and below the main glass. The top one is numbered 1-20 and the other gives 3 ratings: marksman, sharpshooter, expert.

    These are part number 125616 Score Light Glass and 125615 Score Rating Glass. The "Shoot The Bear" sign on top is part # 125671.

    I talked with someone who has repaired these games and said he thought that a pinball glass reproduction company had produced some or all of these parts. I looked around at all the places I could find but found no mention of them. I'm hoping someone knows who it was or maybe has any of these original or repro parts.

    Alternately maybe I could have it made somewhere but I have no idea how much that would cost.

    Here's an image I found of a cabinet with both glasses and the topper in place.



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    #2 1 year ago

    I took a trip to Funspot in NH thinking you needed the main glass none of the major staff were there I don't think , it was on a Sunday

    I did snap a couple pics of it. the restoration video suggests new parts were painted https://www.funspotnh.com/tv.htm

    you may be able to use layers of red filters over plexiglass for the scoring & ranking areas my have to stencil the numbers & letters

    maybe something like this : https://www.walmart.com/ip/Duck-Brand-Red-2-in-x-72-in-Translucent-Tail-Light-Acrylic-Tape/17018151?

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    #3 1 year ago

    Cool thanks! Yeah I was thinking I might have to just have to make one manually. It would likely be cheaper with plastic, that's for sure...

    Did you or have you played it?

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from kgreene:

    Cool thanks! Yeah I was thinking I might have to just have to make one manually. It would likely be cheaper with plastic, that's for sure...
    Did you or have you played it?

    It's behind a rope & a sign "for display only", if I see John Laughton again mebbe I'll ask him for a demonstration. I've had a couple of encounters with his & both good and memorable moments for me

    #5 1 year ago

    I believe I have a spare topper I bought as a spare you are welcome to if I can find it --- let me know if you want it and I will look for you.

    #6 1 year ago

    PinballSTAR that would be great! I'm definitely interested in the spare.

    #7 1 year ago

    I seen one of these games once at a guys house years ago, pretty sure it was in Michigan. It seemed much larger however or perhaps it just doesn't look that big in your pictures? Anyways I thought it was pretty cool for sure.


    #8 1 year ago

    Yeah it's pretty big. It's 42" wide and 36" tall. It's a little over 6 feet tall with the legs on.

    This gives you a good idea of size and how it plays:


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