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Show us your old operator decals, etc.

By jrpinball

3 years ago


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    #451 11 months ago

    Alpha omega... Frank the crank!!

    #452 10 months ago

    On the Subway I recently went through..

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    #453 9 months ago

    Operator's tag on the top apron of a 1948 Bally Rancho. It raises the question, was this pre-flipper game still being routed in the video game era? Probably not, but there's something about the idea that appeals to me.

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    #454 9 months ago
    Quoted from BlackCatBone:

    Operator's tag on the top apron of a 1948 Bally Rancho. It raises the question, was this pre-flipper game still being routed in the video game era? Probably not, but there's something about the idea that appeals to me.
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    this is an Ontario canada area near kitchener waterloo area

    #455 9 months ago

    Here's an operator's tag on the top apron of a 1933 Bally Broker's Tip. The tag is held in place by what appear to be the "twist nails" I know from Bally's 1950s-era bingo games.

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    #456 9 months ago

    Here's a cautionary Salt Lake City license tag that advises gambling simply won't be tolerated. Yeah, right. The tag apparently was at one time attached to the 1950 Bally Turf-King 1-ball horse race game shown in the photo.

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    #457 9 months ago
    Quoted from luch:

    this is an Ontario canada area near kitchener waterloo area

    The hometown of Titan Trailers. Makers of solid waste refuse as well as grain trailers.

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    #458 9 months ago

    Here is a "Southern Games Inc." operator tag with (I believe) an embossed inventory number of 161 on a 1960 Bally Roller Derby. The game may have done some traveling because it's currently being sold by a Grand Rapids, MI owner.

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    #459 9 months ago

    Here's an interesting twist in an Associated Amusement Distributors "Approved Game" tag on the top apron of a 1939 Exhibit Flash. My take on it is that a group of operators and/or distributors formed a trade association to "officially" stamp games that were harmless amusement games, in an effort to distance themselves from the gambling games that were so prevalent in the 1930s. It was true for this game; Flash was not designed for gambling.

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    #460 9 months ago

    Kinda like the CCA
    Comics Code Authority

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    #461 9 months ago

    On a Capt. Fantastic in central Mass:

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    #462 8 months ago

    Are residents of Galax, Virginia known as "Galaxians"???

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    #463 8 months ago

    Flash Gordon apron.

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    #465 8 months ago
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    #466 8 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Are residents of Galax, Virginia known as "Galaxians"???
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    What's this game and any history? I have a few friends from Galax.

    #467 8 months ago
    Quoted from Dono:

    What's this game and any history? I have a few friends from Galax.

    That was off a machine at Pinfest. It looks like maybe "Lost World". So, do they call themselves "Galaxians"?

    #468 8 months ago

    Some from our local op from the late '50s to the mid '70s

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    #469 8 months ago
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    #470 8 months ago

    1975 Bally Wizard!
    I had forgotten this was inside.

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    #471 8 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Are residents of Galax, Virginia known as "Galaxians"???
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    Venco is still in business! We trade with them on atm stuff.

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    #472 7 months ago
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    #473 7 months ago

    Not really a decal, but still …

    I guess Dale used to have a partner who was “cut out”!

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    #474 7 months ago

    From the Boise, Idaho area

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    #475 7 months ago

    1971 Lawman

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    #476 7 months ago

    I have this one on my Bally Sea Ray

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    #477 7 months ago

    After doing a little research, I found when they originally applied to trademark the logo and thought I would share that as well

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    #478 7 months ago

    I should have worn my tux! When you can't even step up to a Bally bingo to surrender a fair chunk of your Friday paycheck, you know you're breathing rarefied air. I've never seen anything like this personally, but I do recall reading in Jeffrey Lawton's bingo book that his dad sometimes reserved bingo games for a certain high-rolling customer. This game is a 1962 Bally Silver Sails.

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    #479 7 months ago

    On a "Mini-Pool" at Pintastic.

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    #480 7 months ago
    Quoted from BlackCatBone:

    reserved bingo games

    I think the management just did not want to have to pay off all those credits,
    and hoping the player who won them
    would come back to play off some 300+ games.

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    #481 6 months ago

    Check out R.F. Jones' vast territory in the mid-1950s. San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver. Even Spokane gets a mention. I found this original decal beneath a later operator sticker on this 1956 Bally Night Club bingo.

    R.F. Jones Co. decal on the playfield of Bally's Night Club. Jones must have been a huge distributor in their day - San Francis

    #482 6 months ago

    this was on my latest pickup, a gottlieb drop a card.

    this company was one of 3 operators in the Illawarra region during the 1960s and 70s.

    the illawarra is approx 50 miles south of sydney

    really good chance of playing this game back in the day while it was on location

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    #483 6 months ago
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    #485 6 months ago

    Must have been what he did after his M*A*S*H days!

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    #486 5 months ago

    The 193? tax was paid to the city of Beaumont, Texas on this 1935 Jennings Sportsman, a payout gambling game. If I'm reading the image correctly, the decal has a white space to the right of the "193" where, presumably, the issuer would write in the correct year. It didn't seem to happen in this case, or maybe the hand-writing has just faded over 80+ years.

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    #487 5 months ago
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    #488 5 months ago

    Straight from the heartland of Logansport, Indiana: an operator business card stapled to the lower apron of a 1949 Gottlieb College Daze.

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    #489 5 months ago
    Quoted from BlackCatBone:

    Straight from the heartland of Logansport, Indiana: an operator business card stapled to the lower apron of a 1949 Gottlieb College Daze.
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    Wow. Wayne's first design!

    #490 5 months ago
    Quoted from BlackCatBone:

    Straight from the heartland of Logansport, Indiana: an operator business card stapled to the lower apron of a 1949 Gottlieb College Daze.
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    Gotta love 4 digit phone numbers. There were still 3 digit numbers in small towns when I was born....

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    #492 5 months ago

    Ever notice that no matter how everyone else is doing, there's one bunch that always comes out on top? This sticker is from a 1933 Gottlieb Brokers Tip.

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    #493 5 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

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    They’re a parts distributor. Still in business. Same number.

    #494 5 months ago
    Quoted from ryanbrooks:

    They’re a parts distributor. Still in business. Same number.

    Yep, I bought tens of thousands of dollars worth of parts from them when I worked for a route operator in the '80's. Way cheaper than Wico for generic parts.

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    #495 4 months ago

    Operator's tag from the rear door of a 1973 Williams OXO. The game has traveled a bit since new, as it is being auctioned in St. Louis. I lived about 8 blocks north of T.V.C. in the late 1980s, but I don't remember seeing them on Milwaukee Ave. A quick google suggests that T.V.C. is no longer with us. I swear I've seen this tag before, maybe earlier in this thread.

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    #496 4 months ago

    This is my current one that I put on everything I service or sell.

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    #497 4 months ago
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    #498 4 months ago
    Quoted from Bortino:

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    What game is that tag on?

    #499 4 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    What game is that tag on?

    A Flip-A-Card that led a hard life. One leg corner blown out. Metal on the sides of the cabinet covering gouges and everything painted baby s**t brown. The beer seal didn't. Back glass and playfield are decent. The last owner just wanted it gone. His daughter played it when she was growing up. This is my first EM. Trying to upgrade it to a player's game.

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    #500 4 months ago
    Quoted from Bortino:

    A Flip-A-Card that led a hard life. One leg corner blown out. Metal on the sides of the cabinet covering gouges and everything painted baby s**t brown. The beer seal didn't. Back glass and playfield are decent. The last owner just wanted it gone. His daughter played it when she was growing up. This is my first EM. Trying to upgrade it to a player's game.[quoted image][quoted image]

    It's a game worthy of restoration.
    If the playfield and backglass are both good, that's an excellent start. Good luck!

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