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william big ben 1954 instruction card


By baldtwit

52 days ago



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#1 52 days ago

I'm making a repro apron and instruction card for a game at the pacfic pinball museum. Below is my best guess at what the instructions say from an ipdb picture.

Anyone have the game and confirm the instructions ... or something completely different that they think is original?
williams apron - 1954 (resized).png

#2 52 days ago

Have you accessed Peter Koch website-Big Ben appears there http://www.pinballrebel.com/pinball/cards/

#3 52 days ago

I think this is looking much like a Gottlieb card.

I was looking at other games at the ipdb and saw something funny....
Look at this image: https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=1500&picno=44168&zoom=1
And this image: https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=1679&picno=28173&zoom=1

It looks like a copy of the big blue card.
Damage is in the same spots....

I think we need to find an owner with the real card on his game.

wayner, Those are the wroung cards.
This game is older.

#4 50 days ago
Quoted from wayner:

Have you accessed Peter Koch website-Big Ben appears there http://www.pinballrebel.com/pinball/cards/

wrong big ben. Those cards are for the 1975 game.

I'll send the finished inkscape svg file and png's to Ink for the 1954 game when I'm done. The apron itself was used on a few machines, and there's similar aprons for other games of that era with the game-specific instructions stapled over the center area (e.g. wonderland, which I'm also doing).

#5 50 days ago
Quoted from baldtwit:

wrong big ben. Those cards are for the 1975 game.
I'll send the finished inkscape svg file and png's to Ink for the 1954 game when I'm done. The apron itself was used on a few machines, and there's similar aprons for other games of that era with the game-specific instructions stapled over the center area (e.g. wonderland, which I'm also doing).

Make it a pdf with the exact size when printing.
That way everyone can read/use the file.
Put in your credits in the file.

Peter

#6 48 days ago
Quoted from Inkochnito:

Make it a pdf with the exact size when printing.

pdf is ok. Recommend you also make available the source svg file and scans/pics so that:

- if people want to change background color to make aged paper look, it's easy without finding the right color card stock
- if they have a same era game, making the cards for another machine is a lot faster
- add/change replay values
- if someone just supplies a scan/pic, someone else can make the svg file

it'd be great to have a place for font downloads too.

inkscape svg files contain some things that are svg 2.0 and other stuff that is unique to inkscape. The files may not render well in browsers or other programs, but since inkscape is open source, free, and supported on many operating systems, it's a good tool for collaboration.

final suggestion is have a "wanted" place on the site. The pacific pinball museum has 1000+ games in their warehouse and I can occasionally look and see if original cards are on them. I prefer scanning the cards so the best reproductions are possible.

#7 48 days ago

Make it a zip file and include everything you want.

Making a wanted list would be very, very, very much work.
There are so many games that needs additional cards or info.

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