I have looked all over the internet and can find nothing about an antique wooden pinball/whiffleball/bagatelle type machine. It is made by the Royal Ball Co of Youngstown. Ohio. Not Royal Maufacturing of Balt. Maryland. It is a nicle machine. I have seen there are a lot of companies in the 30's from Youngstown but no reference to this company. Help
Was this machine made for commercial use? I’m wondering if it was manufactured for novelty play or home use, which is why you’re having difficulty finding out some information on it. Is there or was there ever a coin chute or coin mechanism on the machine? Fell free to email me a picture firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a Gottlieb Lancers pinball game with 90% back glass art gone. I emailed pbresource, as I understand they have patent rights and asked about getting one printed they reply they have none and referred me to your site to have one printed. I am looking for a translite print of this. I have restored the art on my pc to scale with photoshop and want to know if you can print it and how much.
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I have a chance to buy a bally 1937 fairgrounds pinball please give me some idea what i should pay for it. thanks your always help full GB
Hi GB, that’s a nice machine, and being a payout game, which is essentially a gambling machine, based on horse racing, it’s certainly worth acquiring if you can do so at a fair price. If the game is complete and in working order, cosmetically nice, decent backglass, I would say that about $500 would be a fair price to pay. You may get it a little cheaper though ($400), because the demand for games from the 1930s (pre-war) is limited, as the collector base for these is small. If the game is restored, it can bring a much higher amount. Last year I had a 1936 Bally Bonus, in excellent original shape, and it sold for $700. Hope this helps.