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What was the first pinball machine with powered bumpers?


By paulace

3 months ago



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#2 3 months ago

Williams Saratoga 1948

Saratoga' was the first machine to feature an active bumper of the type that used a metal ring to repel the ball, identified in the manufacturer's flyer as a thumper bumper. This style of active bumper would soon replace the ones using a compressed spring to repel the ball, found in other games at the time. The earliest spring compression bumpers were found on Stoner's 1938 'Super-Zeta' and Stoner's 1938 'Zipper'.

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