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Re: 1930s Rebound pinball identified

Postby badpenny » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:42 am

No wonder I'm on my 6th long term relationship, I can't even communicate with other slotties, what bloody chance have I of ever being on the same wavelength as a woman? :-o

Looking at what I now understand to be the missing bit, it shouldn't be too difficult to make one. You know the dimensions and it only needs to be steel in order to be affected by the coil. Perhaps a bit of old Meccano?

BP

edited to say .... This is one of the best laughs I've had this week..... I have an image of 133 forum members having read this thread and all thinking "Well I understand.....????"

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Re: 1930s Rebound pinball identified

Postby ddstoys » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:27 am

Long time between posts. Finally have this game sorted out. Big thanks to Treefrog for an original 1d slide mech and a mate for pressing me up another kicker arm.

Does anyone know what kind of balls these would have originally had? This has some marbles which have more flat spots than round spots.

I’ve found a US supplier for replacement marbles but unsure if that’s what they should be. I couldn’t imagine the kickers having enough strength to kick around a steel ball.


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Re: 1930s Rebound pinball identified

Postby treefrog » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:29 am

Very nice resto, looks a thousand dollars. !!THUMBSX2!! And nice to see the slide back in use. :cool:

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Re: 1930s Rebound pinball identified

Postby pennymachines » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:49 pm

Cool machine - nice restoration - well done! !!THUMBSX2!!
Can you post a link to the marble supplier you mentioned?

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Re: 1930s Rebound pinball identified

Postby gameswat » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:18 pm

Looks good DD, the early electric games are usually simple but still fun. Yes marbles will be right, they don't get many hard knocks if the plunger rubber is in place, only when players fire multiple balls very quickly and they collide togther.

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Re: 1930s Rebound pinball identified

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Re: 1930s Rebound pinball identified

Postby cait001 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:39 pm

Just chiming in that I also order from Moon Marble. Have a huge variety more on the way, 1", 7/8", 9/16", and some 5/8".
Awesome selection, and a great way to customize your old pin games.

Remember that even if a marble will fit, sometimes it is not designed for that size.
for example, we got one table working and had 1" balls in it, which were fine atop the playfield, but could sometimes jam under the playfield. So we went to 7/8".

Ddstoys, what country are you in? I find shipping marbles is super pricey outside of the USA. I am in Canada and drive just south of the border to grab my order.

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Re: 1930s Rebound pinball identified

Postby ddstoys » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:14 pm

I’m in Australia so no cheap way - $38 shipping for a pound of balls.

The lady was nice enough to just send me what I needed - 12 balls 10+2 which dried the shipping to $16.

And you're spot on about the sizing. Size and weight both play a part in these games. If these balls do fit I’ll have to adjust a few of the mechs that work on the ball's weight.


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