Bingo Pinballs

Created on 04-21-2014

_ Coin Meters _

From: Keith Nickalo <knickelson67@>
To: Danny Leach <bingopinballs


Sent: Sat, August 14, 2010 4:31:22 PM
Subject: coin meters

Hi Danny.

I read on one of your pages that you were gonna write something up on the coin meters.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you came up with.

I looked through my junk to see if I had anything good to give you. All I got is one machine that had four meters.  I noticed they weren't the same as what Phil had posted about a machine with four meters.  I put it on my website but now I can do attachments again so I thought I'd send it to you.

Phil has a picture of a bingo with four coin meters.  He says they are for:

Number of plays
Number of replays
Key meter
Coin out

This one has four meters too but they are labeled as:

Total replays
total plays

These are arranged a little different too with two of them on the ball trough and two of them on the side wall.  I myself kind of think these meters are used to help prevent cheating using an "inside" person.  If there were no total replay meter, the bartender could just hand fifty bucks over to his buddy and tell the owner and/or operator that somebody hit big last night.  With
the replay meter in effect they'll end up getting busted.

Obviously the key meter is to keep the bartender from walking over there and putting up a bunch of games for somebody they like.

I read somewhere somebody had one that had six meters.  I wonder what they were for?

OK talk to you later.