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#1 zzip OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:49 PM

I know very little about Pinball Machine collecting.   But I remember my neighbors had an old pinball machine in their basement we used to like to play when we were kids.

 

All I remember is it was probably from the 60s (50s or early 70s is possible too)  it already felt kinda dated when we played it in the late 70s/early 80s.

 

It had a beach theme.  Had pictures of a bunch of teens? on a beach,  I think there might have been surfing or a dune buggy.  maybe a life guard.   Art style reminded me a little of the Archies, but I don't think it was the Archies.

 

you had to push a lever or something to get the next ball to come up, it wasn't automatic like any other pinball machine I encountered.   But that might have been typical of the era (and it may help date it)

 

Don't know what else to say about it?

 

Any ideas on what it might be?



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Posted Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:59 PM

Any ideas on what it might be?


A really old pinball machine.

Go to pinside.com and search on Gottlieb machines from the 50s and 60s. See if this link works.



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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:57 PM

A really old pinball machine.

Go to pinside.com and search on Gottlieb machines from the 50s and 60s. See if this link works.

 

I didn't see the specific machine in there, but the art style in those is similar.     Just curious, what made you think it was a Gottlieb machine?



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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:23 PM

 

I didn't see the specific machine in there, but the art style in those is similar.     Just curious, what made you think it was a Gottlieb machine?

 

I figured start there and then search for a Williams machine.



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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:59 AM

The only thing that comes to mind is Bally's Laguna Beach:
Overall_view.jpg

 

Not sure when it was released.  My guess would be the late 50s.

EDIT:  Dur.  It was 1960:  https://www.ipdb.org...ne.cgi?gid=1408


Edited by Spoon, Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:00 AM.


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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:20 AM

The only thing that comes to mind is Bally's Laguna Beach:
Overall_view.jpg

 

Not sure when it was released.  My guess would be the late 50s.

EDIT:  Dur.  It was 1960:  https://www.ipdb.org...ne.cgi?gid=1408

 

Art style is similar,  but the one I'm looking for didn't have a Bingo-card looking thing.     I'm pretty sure it kept a numerical score via an analog rolling mechanism (not sure the name for them)






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