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Show us your EM Bowlers, Mechanical, and old Electrical Toys in your Gameroom!


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    #1401 57 days ago
    Quoted from presqueisle:

    My painted red (restored by someone else) also came with an error. I got a deal on it and just haven’t messed with it yet. Can you spot it?

    gum dispenser plate painted black instead of white?

    #1402 57 days ago

    Nope, painted ones had black dispensers, different characters and gum.
    They were painting the damaged ones they had in storage instead of making more porcelain ones. A cent was getting to be too little for a profit, and they weren’t going to change mechs to accept .02 etc...and the writing was on the wall that these machines were coming to an end.

    #1403 57 days ago

    “Here’s a clue”

    #1404 57 days ago
    Quoted from presqueisle:

    I believe (although I’m no expert) the yellow and red ‘painted’ versions only used Mint/Spice for the flavors.
    My painted red (restored by someone else) also came with an error...[quoted image]

    Yes, the yellow Pulver originally had the Mint and Spice on the choices, but I am not a fan of either gum, so I made a stencil using Too Choos and Joy Mint. I filled it with matching packaging. My yellow machine is powder coated, and I had to create a stencil and use brown paint for the graphics. Finally, semi-gloss automotive clear coat over the finished machine. It came out remarkable. Has green paint inside, with the clown and I even put a light source inside that lights up the puppet when the mechanism is in operation.

    Here's what I started with:
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    #1405 57 days ago
    Quoted from presqueisle:

    “Here’s a clue”

    The right paretheses auditor took the afternoon off

    #1406 57 days ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:I am not a fan of either gum,
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    I’m not either, if you can find them they’re 80 years old and hard as a rock.

    No one should know/care. The guy who sold me mine disclosed the issue so I was fine. I also knew it was restored obviously. Anyone using the stencils to paint their own should know they’re not correct I guess.

    Your machine looks great. I like the light.

    #1407 55 days ago

    Just finished a full resto on a Select O Vend 1940s vendor-I am happy with the result and impressed by the engineering of these machines. Metal parts got the evaporust treatment and the cover, base and mechanism controls plate re-sprayed. Procured from John Spina packets and loaded them with Canels miniatures gum varieties.

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    #1408 54 days ago

    Here's my Chicago Coin Bowler after a partial restoration. The purists will not like the paint scheme as I painted it to match the Champagne back glass. It is currently in my new basement bar I just finished a few weeks ago after months of building.

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    #1409 54 days ago

    Looks good!

    #1410 54 days ago

    I think it looks great. No room in my basement for a bowler so I'm jealous. Plus I always liked "Champagne" since it was one of the games that offered a "Beer Frame" option!

    #1411 54 days ago
    Quoted from LaGattaDJ:

    Here's my Chicago Coin Bowler after a partial restoration. The purists will not like the paint scheme as I painted it to match the Champagne back glass. It is currently in my new basement bar I just finished a few weeks ago after months of building.
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    beautiful one day hope to do the same to my gold medal

    #1412 54 days ago

    I like the paint match scheme. Great bar and a kitty too!

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    #1413 53 days ago

    Just picked this up this past weekend.

    '68 Bally em World Cup Soccer

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    #1414 53 days ago

    Sweet! Congratulations, fun game Hoov.

    #1415 53 days ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    Sweet! Congratulations, fun game Hoov.

    I finally have room in my new basement for a few arcade games now. Pretty excited.

    What's the best way to glue/attach a couple broken soccer player figures? I'm guessing these are resin.

    #1416 53 days ago

    Nice. Pinball is hard to beat for day to day play but I always find the EM arcades the most interesting. Hmm, not sure what the best way to repair the players are. I am sure they can be repaired with some success but I know I have seen some replacements for sale on occasion.

    Just missed these.
    ebay.com link » 1960s Bally World Cup Soccer Game Team Players Figures

    #1417 53 days ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    Nice. Pinball is hard to beat for day to day play but I always find the EM arcades the most interesting. Hmm, not sure what the best way to repair the players are. I am sure they can be repaired with some success but I know I have seen some replacements for sale on occasion.
    Just missed these.
    ebay.com link » 1960s Bally World Cup Soccer Game Team Players Figures

    Thanks Alex - I'll have to start checking eBay for those.

    #1418 52 days ago

    Hoov -

    Nice game, I had one and it was fun. When a player would break mid-game, we would call the remaining leg 'Le Foot'!

    I'll be honest, I tried about 4 different glues/epoxy's and none were 100% effective. There is a lot of torque on the player when you kick and they always seemed to break in the same spot. My game hadn't been played in awhile, had a few broken players when I bought it and about 3-4 more broke when I owned the game. If I had kept it, I was going to use a good player, create a mold to make a new plastic player and mount that on the base.

    No doubt it would have been great to buy a new replacement set, I never saw any when I bought mine.

    I did repaint my players so they matched Argentina v England as in the 1966 World Cup!

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    #1419 52 days ago
    Quoted from heatwave:

    Hoov -
    Nice game, I had one and it was fun. When a player would break mid-game, we would call the remaining leg 'Le Foot'!
    I'll be honest, I tried about 4 different glues/epoxy's and none were 100% effective. There is a lot of torque on the player when you kick and they always seemed to break in the same spot. My game hadn't been played in awhile, had a few broken players when I bought it and about 3-4 more broke when I owned the game. If I had kept it, I was going to use a good player, create a mold to make a new plastic player and mount that on the base.
    No doubt it would have been great to buy a new replacement set, I never saw any when I bought mine.
    I did repaint my players so they matched Argentina v England as in the 1966 World Cup![quoted image]

    Cool - thanks for the info.

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    #1420 45 days ago

    Here is a picture of my very original 1956 Williams “Sidewalk Engineer” Crane. This game was sitting unplugged in the corner of a modern arcade when I bought it. It works great and is a favorite.

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    #1421 45 days ago
    Quoted from Gotemwill:

    Here is a picture of my very original 1956 Williams “Sidewalk Engineer” Crane. This game was sitting unplugged in the corner of a modern arcade when I bought it. It works great and is a favorite.[quoted image]

    Wow that was a great purchase. It seems very rare to find one in such good original condition.

    #1422 45 days ago
    Quoted from Gotemwill:

    Here is a picture of my very original 1956 Williams “Sidewalk Engineer” Crane. This game was sitting unplugged in the corner of a modern arcade when I bought it. It works great and is a favorite.[quoted image]

    Wow, that crane is amazing. What's the high score that anyone has achieved?

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    #1423 45 days ago

    Love my 1958 bally “trophy bowler” a 4” contact bowler..

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    #1424 43 days ago

    Thanks! Here’s a photograph taken from the side so that you can see the cabinet artwork. I have loaded the hopper up to around “40 tons” (5 o’clock position), which is okay but not good enough to light the “expert crane operator” lamp.

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    #1425 43 days ago
    Quoted from Gotemwill:

    I have loaded the hopper up to around “40 tons”

    Watch those floor joists!
    You know, one thing I haven't owned was an old vintage crane machine.
    I wouldn't mind maybe seeing a video with that baby in action..

    #1426 43 days ago

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    #1427 36 days ago

    Here are some photos of my 1954 Bally Magic shuffle bowler I acquired in January. I have everything working now. I touched up the paint trying to keep it as original as possible. I Repaired lots of previous but questionable wiring repairs. And finally the pins. Thanks Mopar for all the advice, always appreciated. Finally, I’m not sure if it’s staying or going to my friends basement. If it stays, I’m ordering a new glass from BG.

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    #1428 36 days ago
    Quoted from nomo:

    Here are some photos of my 1954 Bally Magic shuffle bowler I acquired in January. I have everything working now. I touched up the paint trying to keep it as original as possible. I Repaired lots of previous but questionable wiring repairs. And finally the pins. Thanks Mopar for all the advice, always appreciated. Finally, I’m not sure if it’s staying or going to my friends basement. If it stays, I’m ordering a new glass from BG.
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    Wow! Looks incredible. I'd have a hard time letting it go if I were you. Nice work!

    #1429 36 days ago
    Quoted from Gotemwill:

    Thanks! Here’s a photograph taken from the side so that you can see the cabinet artwork. I have loaded the hopper up to around “40 tons” (5 o’clock position), which is okay but not good enough to light the “expert crane operator” lamp. [quoted image]

    That crane game is really cool. I wouldn't mind having one of those. I have had a couple pins that have had arcade like features but an arcade game would be a nice side game to compliment the pins. I had a Winner horse racing pin. That was pretty neat.

    Thumbs up on the crane game. Really neat !

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    #1430 29 days ago

    I added this one to my collection this week, Chicago Coin's Allstars

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    #1431 21 days ago

    Picked this little counter game up at the Chicagoland show today. 1951 Auto-Bell Victory Professional Basket Ball. Like a lot of these the game play won't keep you captivated for hours, but I'm a sucker for the aesthetic.

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    #1432 21 days ago

    That's cool Alex. You should have picked up another one for me.

    #1433 20 days ago

    Here's one that i just finished restoring. Needs a coat of finish on it once it warms up outside. It takes quarters instead of english pennies and spits out Kit-Kat's.

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    #1434 20 days ago

    You guys got to quit posting those cool small things - or I'll have to go buy something similar.

    #1435 20 days ago

    variety is the spice of life.

    #1436 20 days ago
    Quoted from yaksplat:

    Here's one that i just finished restoring. Needs a coat of finish on it once it warms up outside. It takes quarters instead of english pennies and spits out Kit-Kat's.[quoted image]

    Amazing work! I have been getting into the older coin-op lately for variety myself. Just amazing what they designed and built back then.

    #1437 20 days ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

    Amazing work! I have been getting into the older coin-op lately for variety myself. Just amazing what they designed and built back then.

    Thanks! They're a lot of fun. I want to hunt down a Bryan's Payramid. The workings are amazing. The Win a Crunch is from 1954.

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    #1438 20 days ago

    Something a little different - 1939 Exhibit Supply "Blue Streak" crane. Wonderful restoration and shout out to Mike Hasanov (Vintage Coin-op) with whom I have had several dealings over the years. I know that he has helped other Pinsiders with their award winning restorations.
    When first anticipated, I thought the crane would go into my game room, but the Mrs. was so impressed with the appearance of the machine that she encouraged me to keep it "upstairs" where it will be readily seen. So, it's now situated in my office. Works on a nickel. The grandkids love it and I got so much stuff in it so it assures that almost every attempt will be a winner. Look closely and you'll see some other things in there that are really more for adults.

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    #1439 20 days ago
    Quoted from oldcarz:

    Something a little different - 1939 Exhibit Supply "Blue Streak" crane. Wonderful restoration and shout out to Mike Hasanov (Vintage Coin-op) with whom I have had several dealings over the years. I know that he has helped other Pinsiders with their award winning restorations.
    When first anticipated, I thought the crane would go into my game room, but the Mrs. was so impressed with the appearance of the machine that she encouraged me to keep it "upstairs" where it will be readily seen. So, it's now situated in my office. Works on a nickel. The grandkids love it and I got so much stuff in it so it assures that almost every attempt will be a winner. Look closely and you'll see some other things in there that are really more for adults.
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    Seen the video Mike did on this one absolutely beautiful! He does great work but his toys can be addictive and pricey. I have several of his pieces now and live them. Just had him do this Popperette to make movie night just that much more special with the kids.

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    #1440 20 days ago

    Crane and popcorn vendor are great!

    #1441 20 days ago
    Quoted from oldcarz:

    1939 Exhibit Supply "Blue Streak"

    Ok im super jealous. Mike did an amazing job on that one and i was seriously debating grabbing it. Gratz!

    -Jeff

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    #1442 20 days ago

    Also.. if we are pimping Vintage Coin op restorations.

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    #1443 20 days ago
    Quoted from way2wyrd:

    Also.. if we are pimping Vintage Coin op restorations.[quoted image]

    Hi Jeff,
    Yep, it was Mike's resto on your beautiful Army Navy that I was referencing as the "award winning" example. Followed the restoration on the Pinside and FB threads, plus I talk on the phone.

    Recently posted a Stoner Candy machine that I got from Mike. Picture shows my dog waiting for his treat in the far right lane. Previous work of his included a Cannon Fire (sold), Major League Baseball (sold) and Lucky Strike stimulator.
    Joel

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    #1444 12 days ago

    those are such beautiful restorations

    #1445 12 days ago
    Quoted from oldcarz:

    Hi Jeff,
    Yep, it was Mike's resto on your beautiful Army Navy that I was referencing as the "award winning" example. Followed the restoration on the Pinside and FB threads, plus I talk on the phone.
    Recently posted a Stoner Candy machine that I got from Mike. Picture shows my dog waiting for his treat in the far right lane. Previous work of his included a Cannon Fire (sold), Major League Baseball (sold) and Lucky Strike stimulator.
    Joel
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    I see somebody's interested in you pulling the far right lever!

    #1446 12 days ago

    Somebody give that poor pup a dime!

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    #1447 11 days ago
    Quoted from johninc:

    Somebody give that poor pup a dime!

    Thanks, mate...

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    #1448 4 days ago

    Just started a restoration thread for my United Bowling Alley.
    Any words of wisdom appreciated.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/united-bowling-alley-restoration-attempt-help-gladly-accepted#post-4945660

    #1449 9 hours ago

    Just completed a full resto of a 1940s Twintex condom vending machine-said to be shaped in the contours of the Empire State Building.

    The black wrinkle paint on the machine was in a poor state; the threaded access lock was frozen and damaged; and the coin slide had the product pusher section broken off. Machine taken back to the bare alloy casting.

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    A replacement lock was not readily available so I modified a standard 7/8in camlock by removing the 'lock stops' and drilling out the centre to take a 5/16 NC thread stud. After drilling out four locating holes in the lock I used cold weld to secure the stud. Works well. The lock requires approx eight 360deg turns for full lock to the female thread within tyhe main body casting.

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    Repaired the coin slide by making two support braces and fixing the broken section using cold weld with appropriate locating holes.

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    Refinished the cabinet in original finish using a VHT wrinkle black spray can. Best to do this in the heat of the day with three quite heavy coats (5 mins between each coat). Quite happy with result.

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    Machine reassembled and now installed in gameroom with other vendors. Currently loaded with mdf blanks whilst I decide what to load in machine using packet size 2 1/16in x 1 1/8in x 1/4in.

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