Pinball Machines in Print (1 of 4)
History, Appreciation and Identification
|All About Pinball by Bobbye Natkin.
A detailed history of Pinball, its legal background, comprehensive instructions and diagrams on the skills, techniques and strategies of Pinball. Massive 246 listings of Pinball terminology. Softback, 120 pages with 70 photos mostly b/w.
1977, ISBN 0-448-14033-0.
|Bally's Bingo Pinball Machines by Jeffrey Lawton.
The first book to describe the history, evolution and excitement of this branch of the pinball species, showcasing a fantastic collection of machines from the '50s and '60s, with original promotional brochures and advertisements. Hardback, 144 pages, over 290 colour photos.
1999, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA, ISBN 0-7643-0874-2.
|The Complete Pinball Book – Collecting the Game and its History (with values) by Marco Rossignoli.
Second edition with price guide. The biggest and best single volume on the subject to date, it covers the whole topic from the ‘30’s to the ‘90’s in minute detail, with a listing of over 3000 games and over 900 colour photographs, including technical close-ups, flyers and rare pictures. Hardback, 320 pages, colour.
2002, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA, ISBN 0-7643-1586-2.
|Encyclopedia of Pinball Volume 1 (with price guide) by Richard M Bueschel.
In depth early history 1930-1933, with full colour reproductions of rare and valuable sales literature, flyers, patents and vintage photographs. Catalogue of 2000 pre-war pinballs and bagatelles, plus photos, history and playing features of 100 most collectible pinballs 1897-1979. Hardback, 253 pages, colour & b/w.
1996, Silverball Amusements, USA, ISBN 1-889933-01-5.
|Encyclopedia of Pinball Volume 2 (with price guide) by Richard M Bueschel.
In depth early history 1934-1936, with full colour reproductions of rare and valuable sales literature, flyers, patents and vintage photographs. Catalogue of 1100 pre-war pinballs and bagatelles, plus photos, history and playing features of 100 most collectible pinballs 1889 to the present. Hardback, 255 pages, colour & b/w.
1997, Silverball Amusements, USA, ISBN 1-889933-02-3.
|Mr Pinball (2004 Edition) by Diana Pettit.
Pinball List & Price Guide. Flipper, Baseball, Bingo. Bursting at the seams with pinball information you won't find anywhere else, this invaluable resource is a kind of pinball collector's prayer book. Manufacturer profiles, production runs, market values, restoration tips, the most comprehensive game list published and much more. Also covers bingo baseball, bowlers and rifle galleries. Ringbound softback, 180 pages, b/w.
2003, Mr Pinball, Salt Lake City