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


By EM-PINMAN

5 years ago



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#280 4 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Here is a 1940s Dodge hula lamp. She even hulas. She has 3 settings, lit, hula or both. My wife says I need a cooler shade and she's right but the period correct ones aren't cheap.

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Dang- I miss Harold's club. They had the most awesome gun collection upstairs.. can you imagine a casino nowadays with 100's of vintage firearms on display?

2 months later
#345 4 years ago

Very impressive.
Damn, about the only cool vintage coin op missing is a condom machine....... but then again, you did not post photos of the restroom.

#347 4 years ago

Simply awesome. Bravo!

3 months later
#402 4 years ago

Cool hand Luke ?

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#412 4 years ago

I want to see you get shocked.

2 months later
#419 3 years ago
Quoted from bob_e:

1963 Chicago Coin Grand Spare Lite Bowler

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That's a big mother humper.

9 months later
#578 3 years ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

I was very happy to add a 1964 Southland Eng. 'Little Pro' to my collection. Thanks to Alexf who is a great seller, game locater, and 'all around guy'. It's the predecessor to Williams' Mini Golf and was made by Harry Williams new company for a few months, before the rights were sold to his old company, Williams Industries. Alex probably showed this one off here before, but it's so nice I have to give you another look.
This game had my kids in the game room last night!!...which never happens because they seem allergic to pinball.
*my kids think the lady on hole 3, bg, is 'twerking' . I had to look that one up.

Cool game!

3 months later
#639 2 years ago

Damn those bowlers are sweet, if I only had the room!

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#657 2 years ago
Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

Theres a really nice bowler in college grove. I know the guy personally and have played his bowler. Its a very very cool machine. Hes only selling it because he picked up an MBA Bowlerama. Either way its a contact bowler. Its up here on ebay.
ebay.com link ยป 1969 Super Bally Contact Big Ball Bowler Bowling Machine 21 Em Arcade

$10,500 ? Crikes, it better be nice!!

#667 2 years ago
Quoted from ramegoom:

Genuine "Barn Find" that I just picked up today. United shuffle alley, 1963 "Skippy". It's all there, but has been in storage for 20 years. It's getting taken apart this weekend. Pretty decent shape overall, loaded with steppers and, oddly, a "digital" display. I will probably convert all of the lamps over to LED's.

Cool!
Wish I had the room for something like that. LED's look out of place in these.

3 months later
#697 2 years ago

Damn I want a ball bowler. No room!!

4 months later
#870 2 years ago
Quoted from wayner:

Growing up in Sydney it seemed that every shop/store had an NCR 100 series cash register-I was always fascinated by their sleek lines.
Anyhow I have wanted a device to store my pinball machine coins & thought maybe an NCR! So managed to get a 1958 model (converted to decimal currency) from the son of a retired Sweda technician. The machine had laid dormant in a shed for a couple of decades & like so many of these machines was cosmetically tired & jammed.
After some hours managed to free up the mechanism which had been jammed by solidified oil & grease & then undertook a full resto- service, respray cabinet, fabricate new drawer faceplate & fabricate stand/cabinet which will hold my pin manuals/schematics.
It was quite a lift on the first test when the bell rang & drawer sprung open. Very happy with results & I am in awe of the mechanics of these machines & the parts condition after 60 years-particularly the plating of the print mechanism.

The pin legs on the stand is a nice touch.

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#934 2 years ago
Quoted from illawarra92:

wasn't sure where to post these photos. can anybody help with some info. on this slot machine? i am thinking of buying, looks complete mechanically but seems to be missing the header/display from the back of the game.

Love the old Mills slots! Quality construction.

9 months later
#1117 1 year ago
Quoted from wayner:

I am in the process of restoring a 1920's Kotex female napkin vending machine. Interesting mechanism in fine condition & following the install of x2 springs to 'return' the dispensing & lever mechanisms is now fully working. So now into the cosmetics but in recreating the front decals (shown from a Google search) I am having difficulty matching the non logo fonts. Looking for any ideas on font discovery! Thks Wayne

Kind of gross Wayne, but to each their own.....

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#1147 1 year ago
Quoted from wayner:

I have now completed all three machines-they came up fairly nice. The centre one will be my keeper & I will onsell the other two. The third machine had a missing coinbox but managed to fabricate one of these tricky little boxes including the internal coin diverter.

Nice Wayne!

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#1193 1 year ago
Quoted from ramegoom:

Lighten up your weekend....with a bit of EM porn:

Bowler?

5 months later
#1320 7 months ago
Quoted from cad-kid:

Here's the introduction vid for my latest purchase - enjoy
Jeremy (Pinball Mayhem)

Nice. Wish I had room for a bowler

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#1333 6 months ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

One more. This is a later crinkled paint version. They were painting old units instead of making more. These later ones used different characters. This one has Woody Woodpecker (swivels back and forth).
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Where the Hell do you guys find this cool stuff?

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#1355 6 months ago
Quoted from hoov:

Looking to purchase a reasonably priced 16' - 22' Big Ball Bowler in the Midwest - willing to travel for the right deal. Preferably original and working or close to it. Have desireable Gottlieb em's to trade.

Dammit, wish I had room for one. Passed on a couple already.

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#1456 59 days ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

Finally scored a 9 on Little Pro. I, coincidentally, had bought a six pack of Two Brothers Pinball beer earlier. Not saying drinking them played a role in it, but it definitely did I think
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Hell yes it helped. 2-1/2 pts is the sweet spot for me. After that it goes downhill quickly.

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#1471 48 days ago

We do expect a resto thread to be started.

#1481 47 days ago

only have seen one ball bowler come up for sale in my area the last 10 years or so..

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