What's the strangest thing you've ever found in a pinball machine??

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What's the strangest thing you've ever found in a pinball machine??


By pingirl79

5 years ago



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    #151 1 year ago

    I once found fully working flippers inside a pinball I bought.. strangest thing, usually have to immediately rebuild them.

    #152 1 year ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    Most memorable ones for me so far have been
    3) Perverted money. Coins with sex acts on them. At first I thought them rare currency from Greece or somewhere but no just dirty coins.

    Pictures, or it didn't happen.

    #154 1 year ago
    Quoted from Bribo13:

    I brought home a Bally On Beam several weeks ago and all over the bottom board were a bunch ( 46 ) of silver dimes .
    I found this a bit odd not the money part but the Silver dimes .
    This is a 1969 machine and they stopped issuing silver dimes in 1964 . Were silver coins still in circulation and being used in the late 60's and early 1970's
    Is this an unusual occurrence or have others found similar things .
    Ty
    Sir Brian of Ortonville

    I picked up a Vendo 44 Coke machine from a Phillips 66 gas station that hadnt been open since 1960.
    The coin changer was full of silver dimes,buffalo nickles and the coin box had a lot of old quarters. The sodas sold for 10 cents a bottle but the coin mech took quarters. The newest coin was 1958.

    Animals had chewed off the line cord. I put a new cord, plugged it in and it was super cold in 10 mins. Thermostat worked perfectly.
    I guess that a 1/5 HP compressor is plenty for a tiny machine in the direct sunlight.

    #155 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinballinreno:

    I picked up a Vendo 44 Coke machine from a Phillips 66 gas station that hadnt been open since 1960.
    The coin changer was full of silver dimes,buffalo nickles and the coin box had a lot of old quarters. The sodas sold for 10 cents a bottle but the coin mech took quarters. The newest coin was 1958.
    Animals had chewed off the line cord. I put a new cord, plugged it in and it was super cold in 10 mins. Thermostat worked perfectly.
    I guess that a 1/5 HP compressor is plenty for a tiny machine in the direct sunlight.

    I want your Vendo!

    #156 1 year ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    I want your Vendo!

    ebay.com link » Coke Machine Vmc 44

    Looks pretty good for an original unrestored version.

    #157 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinballinreno:

    ebay.com link » Coke Machine Vmc 44
    Looks pretty good for an original unrestored version.

    IMHO it looks too good for a seller with (0) feedback - maybe that's why I miss out on all the bargains.

    #159 1 year ago

    Pipe Bomb? Hope it wasn't hooked up to the TILT Relay.

    #160 1 year ago

    Holy sh ....

    As if Gottlieb system 1s didn't have enough hardware problems.

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    #161 1 year ago

    Found a set of glasses in the back of the cabinet of my STLE. Can't be from the original owner because she was a 90 year old grandma. Might belong to someone at Stern

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    #162 1 year ago
    Quoted from Tres:

    Found a set of glasses in the back of the cabinet of my STLE. Can't be from the original owner because she was a 90 year old grandma. Might belong to someone at Stern

    Hold on to them you might need them later in life...

    #163 1 year ago

    Those look like mine

    #164 1 year ago

    I thought it was funny.

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    #165 1 year ago

    A friend found 2 traffic tickets and a nudist resort magazine.

    #166 1 year ago

    I found a large amount of money, but it was mine, and I dont know where its from our how it got there...

    #167 1 year ago

    .... but was it enough to buy another pin?

    #168 1 year ago

    Actually 3!!

    Hayride
    Space Mission
    and Blackwater!

    #169 1 year ago
    Quoted from Tres:

    Found a set of glasses in the back of the cabinet of my STLE. Can't be from the original owner because she was a 90 year old grandma. Might belong to someone at Stern

    ehhhh maybe her husbands

    #170 1 year ago

    1970's Stek Knife out of my $50 Flash

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    #171 1 year ago
    Quoted from Aladdin:

    1970's Stek Knife out of my $50 Flash

    Use to get those with a fill up at Shell Gas Stations!

    #172 1 year ago
    Quoted from Tres:

    Found a set of glasses in the back of the cabinet of my STLE. Can't be from the original owner because she was a 90 year old grandma. Might belong to someone at Stern

    A 90 year old grandma bought a STLE?!?

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    #173 1 year ago

    This.

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    #174 1 year ago

    6 real silver dimes & rat poo

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    #175 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    I found a bunch of Green Cash in a game today!
    Funny thing is it was my cash, and I forgot I stashed it in a game and didnt know it was missing!
    Old age, and Meds, there goes my memory!

    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    I found a large amount of money, but it was mine, and I dont know where its from our how it got there...

    Couple more months and another one of your machines will be due to pay out!

    #178 1 year ago

    I once picked up a Kiddie Horse Ride the had over $50.00 in quarters,
    but in another machine (Farfella) there was more, much more. Maybe too
    much to believe..

    #179 1 year ago

    I bought my AFM directly out of a mall arcade location. When I got it home I found an unopened goodie bag for a TZ. Along with the goodie bag for the AFM. Nice find.

    #180 1 year ago

    Opossum?

    #181 1 year ago

    What was it.

    Squirrel.

    LTG : )

    #182 1 year ago

    In the goodie bag of my CFTBL I found a sealed 5x7 envelope hand-labeled “Just boring old receipts. JT.”

    #183 1 year ago

    You win the prize.

    That photo was just the tip of the iceberg. I'll do a restoration thread soon.

    There's more:

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    #184 1 year ago
    Quoted from essmeier:

    You win the prize.
    That photo was just the tip of the iceberg. I'll do a restoration thread soon.
    There's more:

    I would of chucked that in the trash ... braver soul than me.

    #185 1 year ago
    Quoted from RetroToys:

    would of chucked that in the trash ... braver soul than me.

    I would have, too, if it were a Bally Circus or a Chicago Coin Dolphin.

    But it's a Gottlieb Big Top two player add a ball. It's a somewhat rare game with a rep as a good player. It was free, and I had no timetable for restoration.

    I thought it would be worth the effort. In the end, it was.

    It cleaned up nicely, as you'll see here. I'll try to get the restoration thread started this week. When I do, I'll put a link to it here.

    Charlie

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    #186 1 year ago
    Quoted from essmeier:

    But it's a Gottlieb Big Top two player add a ball.

    I'm in add-a-ball territory and still only had a chance
    at one of these, and I grabbed it.
    Good move !

    #187 1 year ago
    Quoted from essmeier:

    But it's a Gottlieb Big Top two player add a ball

    Great game. Cant wait to see your restore

    --Jeff

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