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1952 Genco 400 vertical pinball

Postby ddstoys » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:02 am

Hello again,
I have the chance to buy a 1952 Genco 400 vertical pinball. What sort of value would you put on one of these?

Also how rare are they? In Australia they would be rare - how about the rest of the world?

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Re: Price check on a 1952 Genco 400 vertical pinball??

Postby pennymachines » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:11 pm

I don't think I ever saw one, so I guess they're pretty rare in the UK too. Rare doesn't necessarily mean 'worth a lot of cash' though. I see one sold for $105 in 2005: Genco's "400" Vintage Upright 5 Cent Pinball Machine With Girly Figures - Works.

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Re: Price check on a 1952 Genco 400 vertical pinball

Postby ddstoys » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:00 am

Thanks for the reply.

I purchased the machine anyway. Paid way too much, but I'm still super excited. Got it home, spent about half an hour and had it running 100%.

Here are a couple of photos:.
genco400top.jpg
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Re: Price check on a 1952 Genco 400 vertical pinball

Postby badpenny » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:32 pm

Well done, not seen the likes of it before - it's very attractive.

I have to admit I'd have spent far too much of your money for it as well. :cool:

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Re: Price check on a 1952 Genco 400 vertical pinball

Postby pennymachines » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:22 pm

Well done - unusual item, looks pretty tidy and great that you got it working so easily. Now you need to upload a video so we can see the game play.

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Re: Price check on a 1952 Genco 400 vertical pinball

Postby jimmy55 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:24 pm

Lovely machine dd, great graphics. I'd love to know if they still were running the old mains rectifier that my pre war Genco has or how things changed in the 1950s. Did you take any internal shots? !THUMBS!

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Re: Price check on a 1952 Genco 400 vertical pinball

Postby ddstoys » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:12 am

No internal photos, I need to improve the lighting first. After Xmas, I'll see what I can do.
There is a thing with heaps of disks bolted over the transformer.
I took a quick video the other day - I'll see if I can upload it to youtube.


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Re: Price check on a 1952 Genco 400 vertical pinball

Postby badpenny » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:33 am

Soopah Doopah young man.
Have you any control over the field?

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Re: Price check on a 1952 Genco 400 vertical pinball

Postby ddstoys » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:00 am

The only control comes from the button on the lower left which mechanically moves the flipper (very slightly).
After your six balls you have the option of buying one to six extra balls, either using built up credits or holding the button and inserting an extra coin.

If anyone's interested, I'll make a video of the internals and how parts work.
I just hope no one gets the jackpot of 400 as its reset counts down one at a time and almost a second each digit. lol

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Re: Price check on a 1952 Genco 400 vertical pinball

Postby badpenny » Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:30 pm

A video of the workings would be of great interest, but no hurry - anytime before 6pm is fine.


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