Sunday, December 3, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Bally Venice Bingo Pictures

Here's a bunch of Bally Venice Bingo pictures all in the same place. Venice is a pretty rare game and there are very few pictures of the internals online. All the pictures are from my own Venice. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Wanted: Bingo Mechanic

It's the mid 50's. You have a coin-op business and you need a tech for your bingo machines.

What do you do?

You post a small ad in Billboard Magazine for a Bingo Mechanic. 

Below are a few screenshots of "Wanted Bingo Mechanic" ad's taken from vintage Billboard Magazines.

No drifters. Give Reference. Must be sober.

Pure Gold!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

My Next Project

I've been asked by a few fellow pinball collectors what's my next project now that OXO is done.

It's not like I lack options...

Bally Challenger
Bally Beach Time
Bally 2 in 1
Bally Stock Market
Gottlieb Score Card
Sea Breeze

To name only a few

The "B side" of the basement is a mess!

My next project is enjoying what I have in my gameroom. Taking the time to stop and enjoy what I've accomplished so far. I've been repairing games non stop since September 2012. I've had a game (a long series of games) in my repair bay for the last 5 years. Some of it is a bit of a blur. All this dedication to amusement machine repair; was I running from something? Perhaps. I need a bit of a break. A bit of a breather.

I will prioritize helping other collectors with their projects. Pinball is supposed to be a social activity.

I try to spend some of my free time in my basement game room, playing games, drinking beer and listening to music.

I have 5 CD changer I hooked up to my obsolete stereo. I put it in spiral mode.
As I write these words, the 5 CD's are

Beatles Abbey Road
Radiohead Airbag / How Am I driving
Kraftwerk Man-Machine
The Smiths Meat Is Murder
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures

With the music blaring, all my games ON, lights flashing, chimes ringing and the right blood alcohol level: the moment is sweet. What's not to like.

Basement Game Room