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


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#1851 7 months ago

I have this for sale or trade if anyone is interested. Will need restored. 1k

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#1852 7 months ago

are all of the parts for the crane in there?

#1853 7 months ago
Quoted from wayner:

Completed a timber stand for the Groetchen Skill Jump. The stain turned out a bit lighter than I wanted but will do for now.
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Beautiful addition it really completes it.

#1854 7 months ago
Quoted from wayner:

Completed a timber stand for the Groetchen Skill Jump. The stain turned out a bit lighter than I wanted but will do for now.
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that looks so good

#1855 7 months ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

are all of the parts for the crane in there?

I believe most of it..

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#1856 7 months ago

some new acquisitions, so stuff moved around...
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and some new art on the walls
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#1857 7 months ago

Ok not an electrical toy ,but a toy and a bowler ,a rich toy big four from the 1950s over five feet long and two feet tall , with magic pin setter and automatic ball return
what a Christmas present this must have been

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#1858 7 months ago
Quoted from jdapolito:

Ok not an electrical toy ,but a toy and a bowler ,a rich toy big four from the 1950s over five feet long and two feet tall , with magic pin setter and automatic ball return
what a Christmas present this must have been
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This is very cool- thanks foe sharing.
Could you show us a pic of how the “magic” pin setter works?

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#1859 6 months ago

Completed full resto of a Groetchen 1940 Sparks Champion trade stimulator. These are quite a nice machine with award tokens from the right side and a jackpot gold award dispensed from the front of the machine. Purchased this one non working so required a full dismantle to clear years of crud and adjustment of an award lever to correct award payouts. Now works fine.

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Alongside my Imp and Daval Gusher trade stims.

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#1860 6 months ago
Quoted from wayner:

Completed full resto of a Groetchen 1940 Sparks Champion trade stimulator. These are quite a nice machine with award tokens from the right side and a jackpot gold award dispensed from the front of the machine. Purchased this one non working so required a full dismantle to clear years of crud and adjustment of an award lever to correct award payouts. Now works fine.
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Alongside my Imp and Daval Gusher trade stims.
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That's cool. Are all of the images on the reels cigarette packages?

#1861 6 months ago
Quoted from RCA1:

That's cool. Are all of the images on the reels cigarette packages?

Yes this is the cigarette version-another version had fruit reels.

#1862 6 months ago

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#1863 6 months ago
Quoted from rollinover:

1957 bally ABC tournament ball bowler machine

I like Bally bowlers. This machine is well worth grabbing. It plays bigger than 14 ft.
btw: If anyone may have a couple extra 3.5" balls, I'd be interested to purchase them..

#1864 6 months ago

I love those trade stimulators too looks great
Getting back to the rich toy bowling game and the magic pin setter ,it really is magic ,you grasp the front of the bowling pin rack ,lift and Abra cadabra they rest ,at least to a three year old ,

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#1865 6 months ago

When Bowling Alleys Die.....

A friend came across some bowling Alley wood lanes, after a demo.
He chose to make this table from the wood.

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#1866 6 months ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

When Bowling Alleys Die.....
A friend came across some bowling Alley wood lanes, after a demo.
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Looks great. I considered using bowling alley lane for a workbench top until I read that the laminations are held together by buckets full of nails from hell and over time will leach out the wax that was absorbed over the decades.

#1867 6 months ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

held together by buckets full of nails from hell

I can attest to this. There are a ton of nails throughout. I havent seen any oil coming out of it though. Built my bench over 10 years ago now.

#1868 6 months ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

When Bowling Alleys Die.....
A friend came across some bowling Alley wood lanes, after a demo.
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Nice work. It reminds me my son in law used discarded bowling alley lanes for a kitchen benchtop a couple of years ago in renovating an apartment.

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#1869 6 months ago
Quoted from wayner:

Nice work. It reminds me my son in law used discarded bowling alley lanes for a kitchen benchtop a couple of years ago in renovating an apartment.
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Just imagine how many balls were on that counter! Kidding aside that looks amazing.

#1870 6 months ago

Not an em question per say
But does anyone who has a ball bowler that was converted digitally know the dip switch settings to change difficulty?
The Harris conversion ones

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#1871 6 months ago

My 4 bowlers lined up in the garage, no space left for them in the game room, but always fun.

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#1872 6 months ago

Picked up this Norris Master nut machine last week while on vacation. I always thought it was a cool model. One day I may polish up all the aluminum but I spent a couple hours this morning cleaning out a sticky conglomerate of old nuts. Blech. Just happy to have it back together for now.

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#1873 6 months ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Picked up this Norris Master nut machine last week while on vacation. I always thought it was a cool model. One day I may polish up all the aluminum but I spent a couple hours this morning cleaning out a sticky conglomerate of old nuts. Blech. Just happy to have it back together for now.
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Nice score!
Masters are one of my All time favorite gum/peanut machines.
I highly recommend you don’t polish it.
It took me about 5 years (25 years ago)to collect these and I stopped collecting when prices rose significantly due to eBay etc.
The wall mount brackets were very hard to find at the time.

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#1874 6 months ago

Price check on this I picked up recently
Looks complete minus the coin escalator
And the badge in front

Has mills mech inside, coin box, back door and key.

Pretty neat machine has vintage arm too

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#1875 6 months ago
Quoted from waltrr:

My 4 bowlers lined up in the garage, no space left for them in the game room, but always fun.
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Amazing. I am kicking the idea of a puck bowler around lately.

#1876 6 months ago
Quoted from Winger03:

Amazing. I am kicking the idea of a puck bowler around lately.

They are a lot of fun with multiple players and usually can be found reasonably priced. Down side, many, many score reels to go through but worth the time.

#1877 6 months ago
Quoted from ultimategameroom:

Nice score!
Masters are one of my All time favorite gum/peanut machines.
I highly recommend you don’t polish it.
It took me about 5 years (25 years ago)to collect these and I stopped collecting when prices rose significantly due to eBay etc.
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The casting work on those is so cool

#1878 6 months ago
Quoted from waltrr:

They are a lot of fun with multiple players and usually can be found reasonably priced. Down side, many, many score reels to go through but worth the time.

Score reels are considered dirty words around my house not to be uttered aloud. 50's score reels are the absolute worst as whatever grease they used just solidifies. Gotta figure about 30 mins per score reel when doing a thorough cleaning which sucks when the game has 24 of them. However, when your done and the whole family or friends are playing it you get one hell of a great feeling.

#1879 6 months ago

Take them apart one at a time. Soak each part in acetone. Use synthetic grease and oil when re-assembling.

And buy extra "ogeesis" clips before you start...you'll lose a few, then realize how much more careful you become toward the end.

The end result is so satisfying to see all of the reels work right.
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#1880 6 months ago
Quoted from ramegoom:

Take them apart one at a time. Soak each part in acetone. Use synthetic grease and oil when re-assembling.
And buy extra "ogeesis" clips before you start...you'll lose a few, then realize how much more careful you become toward the end.
The end result is so satisfying to see all of the reels work right.
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So true the end result ramegoom. I tended to take my time on this one, because it was such a pleasure to restore a ball bowler, and from memory I spent about 45mins to completely restore each score reel assembly.

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#1881 6 months ago

Just finished restoration of my Venus Shuffle Targette...I thought the score reels would never end. Fortunately, I learned my lesson about the paper reels from a previous restore. (As an aside, does anyone carry the replacement paper score reels?)

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#1882 6 months ago
Quoted from Oldgoat:

does anyone carry the replacement paper score reels

Nice job on the Venus. Any of those Shuffle Target machines are nice players and a plus for a game room.
What, a few of the score reels are not in too good of shape?

#1883 6 months ago
Quoted from Mopar:

Nice job on the Venus. Any of those Shuffle Target machines are nice players and a plus for a game room.
What, a few of the score reels are not in too good of shape?

No, they are actually fine...some dark spots, but that gives it character. Just wondered if there was any source for these. Probably doesn't matter as my game room is pretty darn full now anyhow, but I am a sucker for those old arcade games.

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#1884 5 months ago
Quoted from Oldgoat:

Just finished restoration of my Venus Shuffle Targette...I thought the score reels would never end. Fortunately, I learned my lesson about the paper reels from a previous restore. (As an aside, does anyone carry the replacement paper score reels?)
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Those are fun. I redid mine and ended up doing some cooling mods for it, and I take it to some Shows locally. CLE-Pin 2017 I believe.
Of Course the lineup of EM arcades are mine

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#1885 5 months ago
Quoted from Oldgoat:

No, they are actually fine...some dark spots, but that gives it character.

Oh, okay. Because if you needed any, I probably could have spared a couple..

#1886 5 months ago
Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

I redid mine and ended up doing some cooling mods for it,

Do you mean you had a Venus and did some mods, or you did the mods to the Kick-a-Poo?
I had a Comet, a couple Playboys, a few Venuses, and a Kick-a-Poo which is set up in the
game room. Because of the Shoot Again option, I kept the Kick-a-Poo..
I still have a Venus. Once I go through it, I'm thinking about modifying it so if a 70 is scored,
the player Shoots Again as in Kick-a-Poo. To me, it's a good size plus for game play..

#1887 5 months ago
Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

Those are fun. I redid mine and ended up doing some cooling mods for it, and I take it to some Shows locally. CLE-Pin 2017 I believe.
Of Course the lineup of EM arcades are mine
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such a sweeeeeet lineup!

#1888 5 months ago
Quoted from Mopar:

Do you mean you had a Venus and did some mods, or you did the mods to the Kick-a-Poo?
I had a Comet, a couple Playboys, a few Venuses, and a Kick-a-Poo which is set up in the
game room. Because of the Shoot Again option, I kept the Kick-a-Poo..
I still have a Venus. Once I go through it, I'm thinking about modifying it so if a 70 is scored,
the player Shoots Again as in Kick-a-Poo. To me, it's a good size plus for game play..

I modified my Kickapoo and mounted cooling fans around the flash motor and solenoid assembly that keeps the flash enabled. It gets so hot, it would burn up at a show. The high CFM help really circulate air in there

#1889 5 months ago
Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

I modified my Kickapoo and mounted cooling fans around the flash motor

Oh yes. For pretty much non-stop play..
With yours, I thought I spotted a 3rd Kick-a-Poo, but it
must be yours is the one I once saw a pic of at a show..

#1890 5 months ago
Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

I modified my Kickapoo and mounted cooling fans around the flash motor and solenoid assembly that keeps the flash enabled. It gets so hot, it would burn up at a show. The high CFM help really circulate air in there

Hmm, haven't noticed any excessive heat and there didn't seem to be any telltale signs of it. The load on the motor seems so light that I would think you need to run pretty much non-stop for it to be an issue (like what you probably experience at a show) I was thinking/hoping you may have come up with something like randomized variable speed flash motor to add to the game play.

I really like the game, definitely has that 'one more time' appeal. Something as simple as the flash motor really enhances game play. You focus too much on the throw and you end up with a 10 x 5...or focus too much on the throw and you get a 50 X 1.

#1891 5 months ago
Quoted from Oldgoat:

Hmm, haven't noticed any excessive heat and there didn't seem to be any telltale signs of it. The load on the motor seems so light that I would think you need to run pretty much non-stop for it to be an issue (like what you probably experience at a show) I was thinking/hoping you may have come up with something like randomized variable speed flash motor to add to the game play.
I really like the game, definitely has that 'one more time' appeal. Something as simple as the flash motor really enhances game play. You focus too much on the throw and you end up with a 10 x 5...or focus too much on the throw and you get a 50 X 1.

Yeah the shows make the flash motor never stop. It’s a super fun game to play. A cool twist to puck bowling and skeeball.

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#1892 4 months ago
Quoted from ultimategameroom:

The wall mount brackets were very hard to find at the time.

Do tell? Have any pics of the wall bracket?
I just picked up a Master and a Northwestern 33.

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#1893 4 months ago

That "Master" is a sharp looking machine. Great coin mech.

#1894 4 months ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Do tell? Have any pics of the wall bracket?
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Nice machines!
Here’s a pic of a wall mount. There is a hole for a padlock on the bottom so it cannot be removed from the wall.
There seems to be a fair amount of Master machines that survived but the wall mounts were hard to find. Maybe it’s just my area of the northeast.

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#1895 4 months ago

Here are a few other gum/vending machines.
I love the Service decal.
Cast iron Columbus Stand was not easy to find.

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#1896 4 months ago

Columbus capsule (aspirin) /marble vendor.
Cast iron Victor bulk vendor.

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#1897 4 months ago

All these gum machines, I'm sure some of you guys have some Pulvers. I always wanted one,but they are crazy money

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#1898 4 months ago

I recently got this Ford gum ball machine along with gum disposal tissues and what I presume is a penny counting tray.

We didn’t have much money when I was a kid- about the only extra candy my mother would give me money for was a penny for a gum ball from a machine just like this one.

Mom also used to give me a dime to play a big ball bowler at a department store we used to go to (in Watervliet, NY) called Two Guys.

Great memories!

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#1899 4 months ago
Quoted from homegameroom:

at a department store we used to go to (in Watervliet, NY) called Two Guys.
Great memories!
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Two Guys was one of the local department stores in southern New Jersey, in the seventies.

Nearby Cherry Hill mall in Cherry Hill, NJ, built in 1961, was the first indoor, climate controlled mall, east of the Mississippi.

#1900 4 months ago
Quoted from homegameroom:

I recently got this Ford gum ball machine along with gum disposal tissues and what I presume is a penny counting tray.
We didn’t have much money when I was a kid- about the only extra candy my mother would give me money for was a penny for a gum ball from a machine just like this one.
Mom also used to give me a dime to play a big ball bowler at a department store we used to go to (in Watervliet, NY) called Two Guys.
Great memories!
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It amazes me that Ford still makes gum just a few miles from me in Akron, NY. Smells like gum near the plant.

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