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This Page Last Updated 08-09-2010


I started finding and posting some patent history the other day and saw that Mr. Jeffery Lawton was interested, which is neat,

especially when he copied me on an email he sent to Gary Marshall, a name I hadn’t known`


Turns out Gary has known a few Bally employees and also knows a bit about their engineering efforts………..Very very Cool.


I traded a couple emails and phone calls with Gary and he mentioned that Don and Bernie “shared” design responsibilities for the Bingos”

which I find very interesting because Don Hooker definitely gets the lions-share of create for the games, but

of course he had to have help and “I bet” a rather large Team behind him`


~ Mr. Walter M. Burnside ~


~ Bernie ~


It has been common knowledge to everyone that Bernie invented the Reflex Unit and we now know that he also was the central design force behind

the Miss Universe game and also developed a few “concept games” that didn’t make the cut – I know there is more to learn (I can’t wait) but I wanted

to start recording the history I can:


~ Walter M. Burnside Patents ~







…the 3-Card Atlantic City came out in 1952`









(I have a copy of the Reflex patent if you want it)










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Bally Design Engineering History ~


























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