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What is this 29" wide lockdown bar?

By toddsvec

3 years ago


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    #1 3 years ago

    I've got a few of these and can't ID. 29" wide, and does not fit Gottlieb Circus, Bally Paragon, Stern Orbitor, Atari Airborne. One was on eBay but they did not state what game it was for. Games like Black Hole are shorter. It's got pegs 2" from the ends, and hooks at 6"-7" from the ends, no split in the middle and no markings.

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    #2 3 years ago

    Maybe classic Williams, such as for Stellar Wars, Scorpion, Algar, etc?

    #3 3 years ago

    Can you get a side on picture of the pegs?

    The widebody williams I've seen have sharp corners from the way the sheet metal was bent in construction, but they may have had multiple styles

    #4 3 years ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Maybe classic Williams, such as for Stellar Wars, Scorpion, Algar, etc?

    I should have listed that too, no, it does not fit Williams games such as Stellar Wars

    #5 3 years ago

    Yeah, show the pegs/fins better.

    #6 3 years ago

    Maybe Genie? Gottlieb system 1?

    #7 3 years ago

    Pretty sure Genie used Shark Fins just like any other Gottlieb late model EM or System 1 - 3.

    I was pretty sure that Atari used pegs. Here is an old thread that shows photos. It has pegs, but no fins (yours looks like the fins are for alignment only). The last post says the one pictured did not fit so there must be two styles for Atari (besides Hercules!).

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/wtb-atari-lockdown-bar-for-superman

    #8 3 years ago

    Few pics of the strange "fins", more like hooks

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    #9 3 years ago

    Anyone have a Genie or Roller Disco they could check?

    #10 3 years ago

    My guess is that it's not for a pinball machine. 70's Pitch and bat or some other simulation type game.

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    #11 3 years ago

    Anyone own a widebody machine made by "Hankin" of Australia?

    #13 3 years ago

    Williams head to head game.

    #14 3 years ago

    That is an ATARI lockdown bar

    #15 3 years ago

    Superman

    #16 3 years ago

    I agree, looks like the lockdown bar for a Superman I once owned.

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    #17 3 years ago

    Interesting that the last Superman I had did not have this style of lockdown bar that I recall anyway.

    #18 3 years ago
    Quoted from toddsvec:

    Interesting that the last Superman I had did not have this style of lockdown bar that I recall anyway

    I have seen two different styles for Atari lockdown bars. Superman seems to have both versions during it's build at the factory. I don't know what serial number the change happened though.
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