Battery Operated Vintage Mini Pinball

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slotsoffun
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Battery Operated Vintage Mini Pinball

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Came across this recently, a small early pinball type machine. Plays on 1d. Has battery for score needle to move either +/- depending if a ball rolls over a red or green channel. Slightly bigger than a laptop computer, about 6" deep. Anyone know anything about these or has anyone seen one before as I cannot locate any info. Thanks
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ddstoys
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Re: Battery Operated Vintage Mini Pinball

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That’s an interesting machine I’ve never seen one exactly like that, but lots of '30s pins had batteries. Hopefully someone has more info for you?
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I used to have one many years ago, but don't think I have a picture unfortunately. It may have been your game. Because the balls are quite small and light, I recall the little rollover contacts had to be set just right so they registered a score without impeding the balls.

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slotsoffun
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Re: Battery Operated Vintage Mini Pinball

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Pennymachines, you are absolutely right regarding the weight of balls and accuracy of setting the contacts... what a pain in the backside they're proving to be. However, a great little table top game, and fun to play.
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