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Pinball Machines in Print (4 of 4)

History, Appreciation and Identification

Pinball 1 by Dick Bueschel.

Exhaustively researched early history of pinball from 1775 with b/w illustrations of machines up to 1978. Softback, 300 pages and separate price guide.

1988, Hoflin Publishing Ltd., USA, ISBN 0-86667-047-5.

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Special When Lit by Edward Trapunski.

Early account of the evolution of pinball with a look inside the studios and factories where artists, engineers, build today's trends and fantasies into fantastic machines. It tells how to fix and maintain your own home machine and gives pointers on playing. Softback, 156 pages, over 75 pictures, 29 in color.

1979, Dolphin, USA, ISBN 0385-12251-9.

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Tilt! The Pinball Book by Candice Ford Tolbert & Jim Alan Tolbert.

Many illustrations on the maintenance, history, care and construction of pinball machines. Over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback, 136 pages.

1978, Creative Arts Book Company, California, ISBN 0916870146.

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Service and Repair


Pinball Machine Maintenance - Manual For The Repair & Maintenance of Electro-mechanical Pinball Machines 1960-1977 by Henk de Jager.

Step by step repair and replacement of components, clear explanations, diagrams, tips and hints for Bally, Williams and Gottlieb, requiring little knowledge of electronics. 195 pages, ringbound.

ISBN 90.800738.3.0.

Pinball Trouble Shooting Guide by Russ Jensen.

A 50 page softback book on how to fix and trouble shoot electro- mechanical games. Sections cover basic circuits, switches, and how to read schematic diagrams. 1988.

 

Magazines


Pin Game Journal

Although the American PinGame Journal is primarily a pinball magazine, articles on other coin operated devices such as bingos, novelty games, pitch & bat games, and bowlers are sometimes included. Contributors rank among the hobby's leading authorities including Bruce Clark, Gary Flower, Bob Herbison, Russ Jensen, Jeffrey Lawton, Dave Marstonl, John Osborne, Chris Squyres, Clay Harrell and a host of others. Running since May 1991.

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Arcade and Flipper Pinball Review

Australian magazine published quarterly by Chris Soulidis, catering for Pinball and Arcade game collectors worldwide.

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Pinball Player

Monthly British magazine, running since 1977.

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Other Resources


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A Pinball Bibliography

Extensive list of pinball publications: newspaper, magazine articles, books, booklets, manuals and other material.


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