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Williams FCC Sticker Date Style

By jsa

2 years ago

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#1 2 years ago

Here's a completely nitpicky/OCD question for the restorer folks out there (I'm looking at you, high_end_pins and bryan_kelly). I have a BoP that was manufactured in 1991. The manufacture date on the original sticker was faded completely away, as you can see here:

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In trying to restore to the original, I've recreated the FCC sticker for the rear of the cabinet. I noticed that high_end_pins uses a date coding on his rear FCC stickers, whereas when I checked the rest of the machine where the stamp was intact, I see Williams used stamps that separated the month, day and year. Which did the original machines use for this sticker? Here are my two examples:

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I haven't been able to find a photo of an original that is intact enough to determine this. Anyway, I'd love feedback on this.

#3 2 years ago
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

For your machine, based on era, title, and domestic/export status:
Year, day, month.
5 or 6 digit number.
Note: BLY/WMS used multiple FCC decal designs from 1980-1999.
I included another less common decal used during the same period.
Check you fonts if you want to be extremely accurate.

Thanks xtheblackknightx for the quick response. Based on what you're telling me, it sounds like I would be 91253 or 912503. I can probably fix the fonts...I can tell by the Q they are slightly off. Any idea what font/typeface might be close?

#4 2 years ago

Also, Pinball Rebel's site shows yet another font at this image:


I can't quite see in my photo which of the two I'm using.

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

In your case, 5 digit, they used six digit for OCT, NOV, DEC.
If they ever used an additional "0" on the month on this type of FCC decal, I have not seen one.
When they made the games they used a "metal digit roller" style rubber stamp.

All fantastic information, thank you!

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