World's Fair Jigsaw

Rockola

World's Fair Jigsaw

Type: Pure Mechanical (PM)

Theme: Centennial Celebration

Specialty: Flipperless

Notable Features: 1 cent or 5 cent play. 10 balls for 5 cents is one pricing example. Playfield animation (puzzle pieces align themselves when balls fall into holes). Game advertised as 38 inches long, 19 inches wide, and 42 inches high.

Design by: David Rockola

Notes: Commemorated the Chicago World's Fair of 1933.

Two popular "fads" came together in 1933--Jigsaw Puzzles and the Chicago World's Fair. The Rockola Jigsaw pinball machine celebrated both.

The height of this game on its legs was advertised as a "new" 42 inches, which implies a change from any previous Rock-Ola pin game that had legs or came with an optional stand.

According to Dick Bueschel's book Pinball 1, the formal name of this game is the single word 'Jigsaw'. However, it was frequently advertised as 'World's Fair Jigsaw'. The manufacturer advertised it both ways, and also showed a hyphenated spelling of 'Jig-Saw' on the playfield.

Jigsaw was the highest product pinball machine ever (~70,000) and was a tremendous money-maker for it's operators. Now they are only found in private collections. Certain reproduction parts are made available from Buckwerx.com

Design team

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Game details

2159
1933
(Electro) Mechanical
70,000 produced
$3700 - $4300
Small body
None
1
0
0
0
#1295
Unknown

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Price history

Price estimate

This game has been listed a total number of 7 times on the Pinside Marketplace, most recently on 2024-02-11.


In the past 4 years, we've seen it listed 5 times. The median asking price (trimmed median) was $4,000


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Pinside rating

This game has received 6 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.722 out of 10.

7.722

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #148 in the Pinside EM Top 100.


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Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

27 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

17 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

2 public locations to play this machine.



Market value

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5,000
Machine - For Sale
Garden City, NY

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