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1930s Rebound pinball identified

Postby ddstoys » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:07 pm

Hi there,
I've recently purchased a very old coin operated pinball machine and I'm unable to did any info on it.

On the outside it has no visible marking, but the apron has holes which may have held instructions or name plates maybe?

The machine has holes for scoring, as per usual, but some holes have a score and a question mark and these holes have a wire and weight system so if you get both question mark holes your balls are returned to you.

It also has a wire ramp in the center of the playfield which originally had a kicker activated by solenoid which fires the ball through a look and down the wire ramp. There is also a solenoid operated kicker down the very bottom.

If anyone has any info or ideas how to best find info on this game I'm all ears.

Not sure if I can upload photos from my phone. If not, I'll try tomorrow from my PC.
Thanks, Daniel
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Re: 1930 era pinball machine help needed

Postby gameswat » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:05 pm

Hi Dan, machine is called "Rebound" by Exhibit Supply circa Dec 1934. See this link for another example http://www.pinrepair.com/prewar/rebound.htm

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Re: 1930 era pinball machine help needed

Postby ddstoys » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:14 pm

AWSOME - thanks for the reply. I was literally scrolling that pre war page as the email notification came through.

I'm very excited about it. This machine is in very good original condition. The only thing I've done so far is wiped the glass and adjusted the coin mech to get it working.

The game has two coils but without knowing the correct voltage (I'm guessing 110v) I'm not going to risk putting on a plug.
Does anyone know a good place for this kind of paperwork? I've already emailed PBR, so fingers crossed.

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Re: 1930 era pinball machine help needed

Postby gameswat » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:42 pm

Hey Dan, start low - it should be battery operated on 12 volts for those kicker coils most probably. Unless someone added a later transformer to knock down from 110/240 to 12 volts? Globes are usually 6 volts and will work OK with a simple lantern battery. But the coils will need more Amps. I usually buy rechargeable high amp batteries used for home alarms. I have one oddball game that runs on three separate battery supplies, one x 6 volts = 6 volts. Two x 6 volts in series = 12 volts and one x 6 volt lantern for the lights.

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Re: 1930s Rebound pinball identified

Postby ddstoys » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:12 pm

Thanks again for the reply.

I spent the afternoon playing around and you were spot on 12v is perfect. They must have had an external battery connected maybe!!

I got the lower kicker working and the bell but the middle kicker is missing the armature. Would anyone have one of these floating around??
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Re: 1930s Rebound pinball identified

Postby badpenny » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:36 pm

I guess that would be a coil you're missing rather than an armature.

Does it look as if the one you got working for the lower kicker would fit where the missing one should be? If so show us a photo of it.

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Re: 1930s Rebound pinball identified

Postby gameswat » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:31 pm

This photo appears to be the surviving armature and he another the same BP?

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Re: 1930s Rebound pinball identified

Postby badpenny » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:38 pm

Sorry me old fruitgum it's probably me, but the above means bugger all to me. I understand all 13 words individually if not together.

To me an armature is the spinny bit of an electric motor.
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DC motor Armature
The photo posted by ddstoys looks to me to be a lever as you'd expect to see used as a kicker. It would be activated by an electro magnet acting on one end of it.
ddstoys said I got the lower kicker working and the bell but the middle kicker is missing the armature would anyone have one of these floating around?? So guessing that this lower kicker was also worked by an electromagnet coil I was wondering if the setup would have been the same?

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Re: 1930s Rebound pinball identified

Postby gameswat » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:48 pm

This photo appears to be the surviving armature and he "NEEDS" another the same BP?
Sorry, busy day.
This is a small moving arm, hence armature. He should probably have said lever.

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Re: 1930s Rebound pinball identified

Postby ddstoys » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:22 pm

Yes, sorry, my mistake. The photo shows the part I need. The coil is all still intact - just missing the shown piece.


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