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

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

 

EDIT: Dur. It was 1960: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.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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