Grabbed this 1965 wedgehead three weeks ago....and playing great today.
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Really don't have the space for this Gottlieb wedgehead, but will be a nice restoration project for the Spring months ahead. I'm sure once I am finish putting my magic touches on the game, I find a place for it.
Quoted from Otaku:
I'm in love with my new baby, Jive Time is finally here! Worth the wait saving up for the shipping bill!
What a beautiful machine. I'm diving deeper into my early 70's Williams single player addiction and loving it.
Groovy game man....Will it be working for Saturday Night?
I went to high school from 1969 to 1973 and only remember playing Gottlieb wedgeheads on route during that time period. The only chance i got to play a Williams pin was when i was down the shore at Seaside Hts. NJ boardwalk. I actually played Jive Time or was it the other Williams pin with the spinner wheel unit on the playfield at the Central arcade.
Anyway, I had low played Super Star in my collection about 15 years ago and loved the open playfield design and super fast ball flow which made for a really good player. I can't wait to see your early 1970's as it continues to grow. Post Time is another good player along with Straight Flush and Gulf Stream. You can't go wrong with anyone of those titles. You Rock Steve...glad you love the EM's.
Quoted from Otaku:
Went down to take some pictures this morning before breakfast. I moved Super Star over from an old row into this section to start off this new row, and it looked awful all the way on the right for some reason. I have always had it on the left of a row, I guess that's why. So I moved it over and brought Jive Time down, and, perfection...
Super Star's white head rim is incorrect but they did a nice job so I'm going to leave it alone, at least for now. Super Star was at one point reimported from Denmark/Sweden, and now this Jive Time, which started it's life out in Wisconsin and I had it shipped to New Jersey from California. These machines have been places, but sure don't show any wear! I love them.
Up next in my search is either Doodle Bug/Love Bug (I really love the slight art variant enough to consider Love Bug (the AAB), really sweet), Straight Flush, Gulfstream, or Post Time. The Williams single-player "similar look" 1969-1973 collection continues.
I got a lot of games in on my new-old Jive Time. What a fantastic game! I didn't buy this just for the "similar look", I bought it because of the title and the gameplay features rather than at that point just trying to collect the bunch stated above. Really really glad I did, it was so worth it! Playfield is perfect besides the typical Jive Time flipper wear, wasn't expecting that! Blew away my expectations in that department. For once, the pictures didn't lie!
Here's one that was for sale at 2005 Allentown show. Could it be the same game? I guess you were about 7 years old when i took this picture.
Quoted from songofsixpence:
A bit of a project, but pretty nice
Just plug it in and ready to go! J/K
The cabinet looks real nice too...judging from the dried out rubbers on the game its most likely been sitting dormant for 25 plus years.
That game is going to come out great.Real nice find.
Quoted from mark532011:
Spotted a pin on an estate sale. The place was a hoarders nightmare. The guys running the sale said it took them 2 days just to clear a path to the room.
I talked them down to a price I was happy with.
The pin is an argosy EM and looks to be in great shape. My guess is something broke and he started piling things on it 20-30 years ago and it's been sitting there ever since. The back glass is perfect and the PDF doesn't even show any ball trails.
That game looks like a low played beauty. Nice find. Please send some more pictures to us EM guys.
Quoted from cosmokramer:
thats a great EM...my buddy has a pretty nice one...
I had another King Pin (nice condition) about 20 years ago, but got squeezed out of my line up and sold it to a friend who still has it. After having 150 games go through my collection in the last 30 years and lately not buying anymore because all 4 game rooms in the house are filled up...I couldn't pass this one up. For sure it will come out nice once I go through it.
More pictures to come at Show us your Em's posting.
I made a mistake and sold my beautiful condition Count Down 15 years ago..but the person i sold it back then called me when he was moving and asked if i want to buy i back....and i did. It's back in my collection for good now. Much too good of a drop target player to ever let go again. Thanks for sharing the extra pictures.
Here's mine....I love open playfield design. It reminds me of my High Hand but much more power.
I actually didn't bring this machine home, but a friend that was at the Allentown show brought it home for me. Took me a while to post so its a bit later than today.
Quoted from MikeO:
Looks like an exceptional example, Vic. You have to be happy to have one back in the fold.
Mike you have a great eye when it comes to viewing games. Be on the lookout after the holiday weekend, when i will be posting many more pictures this 1961 Gottlieb low played beauty. Thrilled to have it in my line up.
Quoted from DennisDodel:
57 years in Nebraska and Minnesota weather. What condition will it be in? Most likely the backglass is shot. What else might have happened to the game during that time? Playfield splits? Rusty metal parts? Certainly gummed up, hard motor grease. Dried out leather clutches? What else? There does not appear to have been any water damage to the box. No rodent or insect damage present.
Hoping to end speculation over a few things that have come up over the years regarding new bingos.
Things that I have been told by old operators that have been disputed by some bingo enthusiasts over the years.
1. Bingo paperwork was not included with the games and had to be ordered through the distributor or directly from the factory. Most of us think the paperwork came with the game. I agree with this.
2. Reinforced bingo legs came from the factory that way. Some bingo guys dispute this. I'm 99% sure they came reinforced.
3. Bally shipped their bingos with 'Dead' rubber on the four red playfield posts. Some dispute this and think that dead rubber was added by "greedy" operators. I'm saying that this game will have factory dead rubber installed. (Probably ALL of the rubber is dead by now, but original Bally dead rubber is a grey color and should be easy to identify.)
Anyone have any other questions about this era of game?
I will probably take the game to the fall York show and open the box there. There is a bingo row set up there every year where Nick Baldridge brings his Multi-Bingo and others bring bingos to play. There is also a chance that I will open it at the next Houston show where Shawn Farwell is hoping to unveil his acrylic see-through Golden Gate bingo.
Thanks for playing along.
Not sure what we will find but it will be fun opening the box for all to see.
This is fantastic news! The NIB Silver Sails couldn't have went to a better guy or home. Well deserved for all you do for the hobby and collectors around the globe.
I can't wait to here about all the information Bally Bingo collectors will learn from this grand unveiling at which would be nice if it takes place in York PA on Bingo Row. Please make sure that there will be plenty of videos taking place at this spectacular unveiling event when ever or where ever it might occur.
Dennis can you tell us any other information about the game....?
A) How many owners through the years or if it was ever offered for sale in the past?
B) How well was it taken care for and in what kind storage was it in like garage, basement, warehouse, amusement company..etc?
C) How many hands did it pass since you got it?
D) Has there been any other NIB bingos in the past that have sold or kept in the box from 1950's or 1960's?
I heard of some 1970's Bally Tahiti bingos in the past up for sale and maybe a couple of other bingos,but not sure and can't think of the other NIB titles that perhaps might have also been offered for sale?
Anyway you look at this Silver Sails find it is incredible. I am hoping that the game is in remarkable condition for it being in a cardboard box for 57 years. This might depend on where and how the game was in storage for all them years. Well the good thing is....we will find out.
3. I'm thinking there won't be any "grey colored" dead rubbers on the four red post.
4. What serial number "Reflex Unit Gear" installed from factory?
5. What brand keys come with factory game and key numbers?
6. Type of balls? Brand name and or magnetic?
7. What a full complete instructions and score card package consist of?
8. Would there be any spare parts? Maybe extra reflex gears for operators to switch out for payouts?
9. Any types of factory oils for motors or lubes for stepping units?
This game is going to clean up real nice. Glad my oldest boy loves to take a road trip.
Quoted from MikeO:
Looks pretty nice, Vic. Any chance it will stay around?
Not sure yet.....it’s so clean and has low plays too. Can't see any top arch wear either. I might have to make room for this, if possible. I’m going to shop it out and work my magic on the game and play it some first.
Started out at 4pm after work. Fought through the NJ traffic madness and returned home at 9:30pm. Here’s what the end result was...there was also a chicklet gum machine and vintage guitar not pictured.
Quoted from jaytrem:
My first em! Can never have too many coaster based pins. Thanks to zacaj for an easy transaction and for hauling it from Rochester to the Albany area![quoted image]
I played Rollercoaster on route way back when and always liked it. Glad to hear you scooped it up.
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