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


By EM-PINMAN

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#1551 32 days ago

I had this Ringer set up at SFGE show. A bunch of folks enjoyed it. First pic is how I got it and the other is after restoration.

Mike V

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#1552 31 days ago
Quoted from RacingPin:

I had this Ringer set up at SFGE show. A bunch of folks enjoyed it. First pic is how I got it and the other is after restoration.
Mike V
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Nice restoration- looks great! I had one of these and sold it like an idiot as the offer was too good to pass up...

#1553 31 days ago
Quoted from cait001:

anyone tried this modern bowler?

I didn't know these were on the market. Years ago, there were a few different guys posting progress pics and vids of these half scale machines on a bowling industry forum. The pinsetter reminds me of the bastard lovechild of a Brunswick A2 and a GS with some BowlMor thrown in with the carousel instead of the A series turret or a GS/AMF style distributor.

Sort of want, but $30k would buy more pins.

The scoring system that was being developed at the time was open source, so perhaps different game modes could be added?

#1554 30 days ago
Quoted from Pugsley:

I have been thinking lately of developing a scoring system retrofit for real lanes to some how include all the game modes that bowlers have had over the years

well that sounds amazing

#1555 29 days ago
Quoted from cait001:

anyone tried this modern bowler?

Tried it out during the Fall Chicago Juke Box/Advertising show. Only threw a few balls because they were just setting up and working some electrical kinks out.

Thought it would be fun to keep playing and get the feeling of it, though. I believe I had two gutter balls and a few pins knocked down. I did not impress my girlfriend

#1556 28 days ago

Hi folks, I'm hoping someone can help me find a backglass for a #Bally Deluxe Club Bowler. I can't find much information about this shuffle bowler online.

Thanks for looking.

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#1557 28 days ago
Quoted from Boslaw:

Hi folks, I'm hoping someone can help me find a backglass for a #Bally Deluxe Club Bowler. I can't find much information about this shuffle bowler online.
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Bgresto.com can make you a new one

#1558 28 days ago

Thanks. I did reach out to bgresto but I assume a new one will be expensive. I was hoping for NOS or maybe I'll try to DIY one to save $.

#1559 27 days ago
Quoted from Boslaw:

Thanks. I did reach out to bgresto but I assume a new one will be expensive. I was hoping for NOS or maybe I'll try to DIY one to save $.

Not the deluxe but its pretty much the same glass minus the word deluxe

ebay.com link » Bally Club Bowler Backglass Shipping Is Available

#1560 27 days ago

Thanks. I saw that one but the fonts at the bottom are different and I would be concerned that things wouldn't line up perfectly with my score reels, etc. Bgresto says they can make for not much more than that ebay option. Still would be nice to see a high res scan of my actual machine or a NOS bg in existence.

#1561 25 days ago

Genco lucky 7, only 3 known to exist. Started a restoration thread

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#1562 25 days ago
Quoted from amkoepfer:

Genco lucky 7, only 3 known to exist. Started a restoration thread[quoted image]

There is another resto in progress here too-

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/after-4-years-of-searching-if-finally-got-one-genco-lucky-7

#1563 25 days ago

These are so cool.....pun intended.

Sold for $25.00! Man if this was local for $25.00 I would have nabbed it even though I have no room, What a deal! It was working and complete except for a coin mech!

Just sad in a way that no one really wants these anymore as prices range basically from $25.00 to $400.00. The Coke ones tend to be expensive depending on the model. Seems like you can pick up RC, Pepsi, and 7-UP ones on the cheap though.

ebay.com link » 1960s Vintage Rc Nehi Soda Pop Bottle Vending Machine
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#1564 25 days ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

These are so cool.....pun intended.
Sold for $25.00! Man if this was local for $25.00 I would have nabbed it even though I have no room, What a deal! It was working and complete except for a coin mech!
Just sad in a way that no one really wants these anymore as prices range basically from $25.00 to $400.00. The Coke ones tend to be expensive depending on the model. Seems like you can pick up RC, Pepsi, and 7-UP ones on the cheap though.
ebay.com link » 1960s Vintage Rc Nehi Soda Pop Bottle Vending Machine
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So cool looking!

#1565 25 days ago

Hmmm... glad I didn’t see that! It would have been difficult not to pick up. I’m trying to keep my non-pinball coin-op collections to one each. Already have this one.

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#1566 25 days ago

While we are on soda machines...here's mine. This may be my most beloved item in my gameroom. It used to be in my dad's motorcycle dealership when I was a kid. I pulled many an ice cold Sun Drop or Dr. Pepper out of it back then. I was fortunate to discover a family member still had it about 28 years after his dealership closed.

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#1567 25 days ago

Nice Sun Drop machine and cool story.

#1568 25 days ago
Quoted from AlexF:

It used to be in my dad's motorcycle dealership when I was a kid.

It's now exactly where it should be. 100% part of the Family..
Was it at your Dad's Shop for quite some time?
I had the same style 7 Up machine and traded it for the same style Coke machine.
Not as many 7 Ups. Should have kept it..

#1569 24 days ago
Quoted from Mopar:

It's now exactly where it should be. 100% part of the Family..
Was it at your Dad's Shop for quite some time?
I had the same style 7 Up machine and traded it for the same style Coke machine.
Not as many 7 Ups. Should have kept it..

It was always there as far back as I can remember. I'm sure it was there before I came to be in 1970. It has a Karting International sticker on it. So it may have started at my grandpa's business (Fox Corp.). They made go-karts, snowmobiles and mini-bikes in the 60s.

My dad also had a nice Williams Grand Prix pinball in his shop in the late 70s. I'd love go to work with him on a Saturday. Play pinball, drink soda and ride mini-bikes in the track out front. My childhood was a blast.

#1570 24 days ago
Quoted from AlexF:

So it may have started at my grandpa's business (Fox Corp.). They made go-karts, snowmobiles and mini-bikes in the 60s.

Fascinating. I worked at a local go-kart track in the mid to late 60's. That's me sitting on the stool with the blue shirt. We always ran Fox karts. They were the gold standard for commercial use for many years. Built like a tank. In the yellow building to the left sits a Gtb. Rack-A-Ball and Slick Chick.
I also had a few Fox minibikes over the years. I bought my grandson a Fox Campus Bike about 10 years ago, planning on restoring it for him. Unfortunately it is still sitting. Unfinished.
Thanks for stirring some great memories.
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#1571 24 days ago
Quoted from amkoepfer:

Genco lucky 7, only 3 known to exist. Started a restoration thread

Link for your thread? Looks super

#1573 24 days ago

Sticking with the soda machine theme I will throw my hat in the ring also. Its a 1963 vendorlator pepsi machine that gets damn cold.

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#1574 24 days ago
Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

Sticking with the soda machine theme I will throw my hat in the ring also. Its a 1963 vendorlator pepsi machine that gets damn cold.[quoted image][quoted image]

Where's the soda?

#1575 24 days ago
Quoted from cad-kid:

Where's the soda?

We are rearranging the basement so its actually pulled into the unfinished area right now.

#1576 24 days ago

Stopped for dinner last night in Richmond Indiana and guess where they seat us? (Great live blues and food! “The Firehouse”)

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#1577 23 days ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

Stopped for dinner last night in Richmond Indiana and guess where they seat us? (Great live blues and food! “The Firehouse”)[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Wow what a way cool place. Thx for the pics!

#1578 19 days ago

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#1579 19 days ago

anyone who preserves an EM arcade machine is a hero, goddammit.

#1580 13 days ago

Here is a game I am selling

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#1581 13 days ago

1950 International Mutoscope Corporation Flying Saucers

A new addition to two other space themed games in my basement is this coin-operated arcade. The 1950 International Mutoscope Corporation Flying Saucers.
Was beautifully restored by Mike Hasanov/Vintage Coin-op restorations. Rather simplistic by today’s view, but “exciting” for the 1950’s, the object is to keep the flying saucer on a moving/zig-zagging metal wire “beam” on a rotating drum. Not easy to do, and if done successfully, a green light flashes on and the flying saucer on the art glass moves to different cities from Los Angeles to New York. A short video of game play:

I’ve previously posted about the 1963 Bally Star-Jet and the 1959 Gottlieb Universe. Both are my favorite metal rail and woodrail space themed pinballs. I have posted links to some older videos that I made of them:

Video of Star-Jet:

Video of Universe:


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#1582 13 days ago

gundam_pilot_
Apollo Moon Shot is a really great game. I love playing mine and the kids do too.

#1583 11 days ago

I don't think I ever posted this guy. Got it for under 20 bucks at a garage sale probably almost 10 years ago and never got to it.

It was all nasty outside....then just today I finally tore into it. Inside was packed SOLID in old mud dobber nests! I forgot to take pic before I started knocking them out, but you can see a few in bag pic.

Got it all torn down today except for phone cradle, which has a broken off screw that, after over a half hour, I decided to just leave alone and polish handle in place.

I'm guessing this is late 50s to earlier 60s? But not sure.

It was converted over to work as a home phone already, but is still mostly complete. I THINK it may be missing a small section of circuitry that was for refunding change if call didn't go thru, but otherise is complete.

I have no interest in repaints, etc. And have no home phone line.....so, I tore it apart, going to work on cleaning up and polishing original parts, then reassembling and mounting on wall somewhere for fun.

I did, however, consider wiring in a modern box/circuit inside just for fun that would play some sound samples when you lift receiver....like dial tone, or operator saying something, or sounding like a party line. Lol.

But one step at a time.....

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#1584 11 days ago

Personally. I typically like keeping things as original as possible. They are only original once, and battle scars tell a story...(almost) anybody can paint something.

I am debating about the paper insert for front placard though....I prefer original, but it is kinda nasty :/

I may use it anyway...I'm not sure if I could recreate a suitable replacement myself anyway.

I'm assuming it had glass in front of it originally. I'll probably cut a piece of polycarbonate for that.

#1585 11 days ago
Quoted from oldcarz:

1950 International Mutoscope Corporation Flying Saucers

Great post, as always, Oldcarz. I’ve played a 1946 Mutoscope Atomic Bomber which appears to have a similar feel to it. The games from that era were so imaginative and the themes are timeless.

#1586 11 days ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

Personally. I typically like keeping things as original as possible. They are only original once, and battle scars tell a story...(almost) anybody can paint something.
I am debating about the paper insert for front placard though....I prefer original, but it is kinda nasty :/
I may use it anyway...I'm not sure if I could recreate a suitable replacement myself anyway.
I'm assuming it had glass in front of it originally. I'll probably cut a piece of polycarbonate for that.

Since it has a plastic finger dial, the front card was protected by an acrylic sheet.

I agree, to a certain extent, to leave the item as found. However, if it's severely rusted or damaged, it's nowhere near original, so a nice restore can make it beautiful again. Old phones always look better when they're restored or at least cleaned up well.

I picked up a black pay phone, later model with touch-tone and a credit card slot, which was badly worn and graffiti trashed, so I disassembled it, drilled out the locks and replaced them with new ones, and sent the parts out for powdercoating. Found a red handset to match. The results were stunning by the time I got it together. I gutted the electronics inside, and used a desk phone for parts to make it functional. Pay phones were controlled by the central office, so you can't really use the coin mech for anything functional.

I don't have a land line, but I have a 1940 switch board which I wired in to several phones in my game room. They are all functional for "intercoms" only.

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#1587 11 days ago
Quoted from oldcarz:

1950 International Mutoscope Corporation Flying Saucers
A new addition to two other space themed games in my basement is this coin-operated arcade. The 1950 International Mutoscope Corporation Flying Saucers.
Was beautifully restored by Mike Hasanov/Vintage Coin-op restorations. Rather simplistic by today’s view, but “exciting” for the 1950’s, the object is to keep the flying saucer on a moving/zig-zagging metal wire “beam” on a rotating drum. Not easy to do, and if done successfully, a green light flashes on and the flying saucer on the art glass moves to different cities from Los Angeles to New York. A short video of game play:

I’ve previously posted about the 1963 Bally Star-Jet and the 1959 Gottlieb Universe. Both are my favorite metal rail and woodrail space themed pinballs. I have posted links to some older videos that I made of them:
Video of Star-Jet:
Video of Universe:
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Looks Awesome! Hasanov toys are addictive and Expensive unless your on his celebrity list lol. Have 3 now and as he is close to my house I visit the shop often to dream about owning other toys... recently picked up a Popperette he restored for me. Absolutely amazing work.

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#1588 8 days ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Hasanov toys are addictive and Expensive unless your on his celebrity list lol

What's his celebrity list?

#1589 8 days ago

also, can you just go browse Hasanov's stuff for sale???

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#1590 8 days ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Looks Awesome! Hasanov toys are addictive and Expensive unless your on his celebrity list lol. Have 3 now and as he is close to my house I visit the shop often to dream about owning other toys... recently picked up a Popperette he restored for me. Absolutely amazing work.[quoted image]

I'm not a celebrity, but we've become good friends over the years. The Popperette is a wonderful and beautiful piece. I've collected several things that Mike has restored and, yes, he's an amazing artisan. Pix of a Stoner candy machine, ESCO crane, Lucky Strike, PAMCO Major League/Cannon Fire, Music Mite. Thanks

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#1591 7 days ago

Man that ESCO crane is amazing as is the Music Mite

#1592 7 days ago

Pics probably a little blurry, but this is rotary "dialer" assembly out of my payphone. It was pretty gunked up. I got it mostly dialed in and functioning properly, but it still has some nasty in it.

Anybody have an opinion on if I should even risk putting this in the ultrasonic cleaner???

I'm VERY leery on ever doing something with so many dissimilar metals and plastics etc and typically don't....

Just wondering if other people have done whole gear and switch stack assemblies with a good outcome.

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#1593 7 days ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

Anybody have an opinion on if I should even risk putting this in the ultrasonic cleaner???

I wouldn't do it. I use my ultrasonic cleaner a lot and it is a crap shoot sometimes still as to what metals turn black or not, could create a mess for you.

#1594 7 days ago
Quoted from cait001:

What's his celebrity list?

He has several Very high end clients (great work attracts money) from music celebs to 5 star Vegas magicians. All of Mikes work is 5 star no question but it does come with a bit of sticker shock if your not prepared lol. I Almost bought one of the mighty mights he was finishing (set of 2) but had to pull back as we just setup the room with a more modern sound setup. Way cool stuff in his shop though. He has Many great videos on YouTube that show some of his work detail mostly on very rare titles.

#1595 7 days ago
Quoted from oldcarz:

I'm not a celebrity, but we've become good friends over the years. The Popperette is a wonderful and beautiful piece. I've collected several things that Mike has restored and, yes, he's an amazing artisan. Pix of a Stoner candy machine, ESCO crane, Lucky Strike, PAMCO Major League/Cannon Fire, Music Mite. Thanks[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Absolutely Amazing collection appreciate you sharing!! After finishing my game room my kids complained because I didn't have a claw machine......Umph So I found a Beautiful restored Buckley Jewel Box to fit the theme with the Popperette. It's almost to pretty to let the kids play with it but hey its only a nickel! lol

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#1596 7 days ago

Is the popperette a fantasy piece or is that actually what one originally looked like?

#1597 7 days ago

Here is a great example of what Mike can do

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#1598 7 days ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

Is the popperette a fantasy piece or is that actually what one originally looked like?

That’s what it looked like new inside and out granted he adds a bit of custom flair with pinstriping for a personal touch. I have the original round corn hopper if I want to make it stock.

#1599 6 days ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

He has several Very high end clients (great work attracts money) from music celebs to 5 star Vegas magicians. All of Mikes work is 5 star no question but it does come with a bit of sticker shock if your not prepared lol. I Almost bought one of the mighty mights he was finishing (set of 2) but had to pull back as we just setup the room with a more modern sound setup. Way cool stuff in his shop though. He has Many great videos on YouTube that show some of his work detail mostly on very rare titles.

yeah I've been following his videos for a while now. Just jaw-dropping work. Cool to know that some pinsiders would put up that kind of change for the nicest of the rares.
I hear he is or will be working on a set of G M Laboratories Soccers from 1936. https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=4272&picno=67008&zoom=1
Expect those to sell at a price similar to a NIB Stern pro. Exceptionally rare.

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