……….I am kind of a Pack Rat……….
Pinball machine, 1956 Bally Bingo Broadway, 25 holes (rare), working cond w/sm problem: gives away too many free games.
$650. 410-538-7946 (after 4pm).
March 26, 2001 - VOL. 30, NO. 27
The Gazette On-lime
JOHNS hopkins uV
You are bidding on a Bally Coil, for Bingo Pinball Style Machines 25 Hole games. This coil is for
the trip bank reset coil. This was in early bingo's like Ballerina, Big Show etc.
E 184-94 Coil Never used with Brass sleeve, New Condition.
You are bidding on a Bally Coil, for Bingo Pinball Style Machines 25 Hole games. This coil is for
the trip bank reset coil. This was in early bingo's like Golden Gate and Silver Sails etc.
E 184-174 Coil Never used with Brass sleeve, New Condition.
This is a coin box from a Bally Bingo Pinball. If I remember right
it is from a Bikini. It should fit most bally bingos of this era.
Measurements in inches are: 9 1/8 wide, 11 deep, 3 7/8 high in rear,
5 high in front. Shipping weight is 5 pounds and will be mailed from
zip code 70815 by priority mail so check the rates before bidding.
Payment by money order or check. Checks must clear before I can ship
(Approx. 10 days) Don't use the ebay checkout. I will contact you
after the auction ends. Email me with any questions at
Hello again, Danny!
I can't believe you'd even be interested in the musings of an old broad like me!!!
Runyon Sales Co., 221 Freylingheusen Avenue, Newark, N.J. Bigelow 3-8777
I was feeling nostalgic and keyworded "Runyon Sales" and found Rex's
musings. When I saw "Runyon" and "Newark, N.J." I felt I had to make
contact. My dad passed away more than 20 years ago and so, I'm sure,
have the others (Abe Green, Barnet Sugarman, etc.). He was with Runyon
back in the 40's, 50's and part of the early 60's. I don't know if
Runyon exists anymore. When I was little, my dad used to take me there
and I played with all the jukeboxes and pinball machines to my heart's
content. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.
Danny - Verbatim folks, sorry – Linda is anything but an old broad, she’s definitely one of the “Pin Girls”
Puerto Rico Amusement Arcades
Known locally as a "salon de juego", they can't be easily missed
with the noise they create. Open from early morning to late at
night, they are all located within each of the three shopping centres
here. For Ping-Pong you'll need to go to the back of the Centro
Commercial as this is the only public table I know of. Otherwise,
all the others are pretty much standard with slot-machines for
gambling away your spending money, various arcade and video games,
rides for the smaller children, pool tables, "test your strength"
games and look out for the Spanish bingo/pinball machines!
The law was clear. You couldn't have a pinball machine with a hole in
the playfield. The Bingo machines had 25 holes on the playfield and
you would line them up with corresponding numbers on the backglass.
Mayor Daley effectively outlawed all machines with a hole in the
playfield. There were so many of them and it was feared that they
could be turned into gambling machines
The autobiography of a man living in the 2nd half of the 20th century by Roger B. White Jr., started Dec 96
Late 67 or early 68?
I got into the city of Biloxi a few times, and down to New Orleans for
Mardi Gras while I was training at Keesler Both were eye-openers.
Biloxi was my first experience with the Deep South, and I found it
fascinatingly different from Ohio and the Cleveland area, or any other
of the many places I'd visited by then in the North and West. The
geography and the vegetation were different, and the social styles of
the people were different. I ran into pinball machines in Biloxi,
honest-to-god pinball machines. They had no flippers on them; you
played them to win real money; and they were much like playing Bingo
-- there was a square of holes and you won by getting long lines of
balls in the holes.
Most Likely From Mr. Raymond Watts:
WICO / Coin-operated Parts & Supplies Catalog. Great for identifying parts. Also interesting to see
what things cost 50 years ago. Parts included in this manual include: jukebox replacement plastics
and parts, pinball, suffle alley, and miscellaneous.
Also has a Bingo pinball parts list, It lists 17 different bingo pins with part numbers and part
description. Nice quick reference if you collect older Bally bingo pinball machines. Games such as
Surf Club, Gayette, Big time, Hi Fi, Palm Springs etc. A dozen or so pages of this book is for bingo
machines. Has some illustrations as well.
CONDITION: Very good for being about 50 years old. Inside pages are very clean. There is a small
tear on the cover. There is no date on this catalog but there is a coupon attached to one of the
pages which states it expires Nov 30 1955 so it must be earlier than that date. More than likely
it is a 1955 catalog. Thanks for looking and Good Luck!!
Bingo speelkast Magic Ball. Werkt met 0,50 €. Grote display. Prima in orde.
Ray MOLONEY (né en 19??)
Moins connu qu'Harry WILLIAMS, le fondateur de BALLY est également un pionnier de cette industrie.
Après avoir été cow-boy dans l'ouest Américain, imprimeur à Chicago à la fin des années 20, son esprit d'entreprise
l'amène à s'interesser à l'industrie des jeux. Il convainc ses 2 associés de la Lion Manufacturing Company de créer
une filiale chargée de concevoir et fabriquer des billard à épingles à partir d'un plateau de bagatelle recouvert d'une
glace et équipé d'un percuteur à ressort pour lancer de petites billes de verre. Ses associés se laissent convaincre
et c'est ainsi que nait... BALLY avec le "Ballyhoo".
Ray MOLONEY demeure Président de BALLY, jusqu'a sa mort en 1957.
Fue en 1931 cuando Dave Gottlieb creó la "Gottlieb Baffle Ball", considerada la máquina que dio
con el lanzamiento de la industria, a la que siguió, en 1932, la "Bally Ballyhoo", de Ray Moloney,
que marcó el nacimiento de la popular marca.
The first pinball machine manufactured by Gottlieb (1931) was named
'Bingo' - and it sold for $16.50 !
Bally Dixieland Bingo Pinball. Works great! Dixieland is the King of all
6 Card bingo Pinballs, These machines are still the best money makers
for Operators and very few are available to the public. 6 Cards with
special features including, Diagonal pay, Double pay, Double Double
Pay, Magic and Super Lines. Double or Nothing, The Dixieland is the
Last and Best 6 card bingo Bally Bingo ever Made.... Backglass a 9
playfield is smooth but has spiderweb lines around holes( See Picture)
, But does NOT affect play. Priced to sell!!! Shipping arrangements
are the Buyers Responsibility or you can pick it up. Payment must be
made within 5 Days. We reserve the right to Cancel bids by persons with
poor feedback ratings....
- Lido -
There were only 1700 of these produced. The cabinet has been painted to exact factory design.
"THE PINBALL STORE" is one of the best in the restoration business. It has all the features of it's
predecessors (Can-Can, Bikini, and Roller Derby) plus futurity (where you can store all the OK points that
have been accumulated to use on one BIG GAME). "LIDO" and Can-Can are the ONLY bingos produced that
you can get the red & yellow super sections at the same time.
Ik verkoop een bingo "Cypress Gardens" model is ongeveer 30 jaar oud. Is ook te zien aan het
serienummer (C 3622). De kast werkt nog, maar heeft dringend behoefte aan een opknapbeurt. Enkel
het mechanisme om de speelballen omhoog te brengen is defect (werkt soms wel, soms niet.) verder dienen de rubbers vervngen
Some pinball machines, such as Bally's "bingos", would have a grid on the backglass scoring area. Free games could be won if the player was skillful enough to get three balls in a row. However, doing this was pretty much completely random, and the real use for such machines was as a gambling device (such as many places now use video poker).
Pinball - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
- Repeated somewhere else on my pages, but interesting anyway -
- According to the folks who like to keep track of such things, December is supposed to be the birth month of
the game of bingo. We can't confirm that, but we do know that the ear-liest form of the popular game of chance
was played more than 200 years ago. The word bingo is an alteration of bing, an interjection suggestive
of a ringing sound. Back in the 1920s, when it first began appearing in print, bingo announced any unexpected event or
instantaneous result. After folks with a winning line or card in bingo-type games began calling out "bingo"
to announce a winning position, the game became known by that name. This is not to say that bingo had no name
before the 1920s. In fact, the game had many names. Lotto, which comes from the Italian word for "lottery," was first
used for it in seventeen-seventy-eight. Keno, the name for the original American form of the game,
first appeared in eighteen-fourteen. That name comes from the French quine, meaning "set of five winning
numbers in a lottery," plus the -o from lotto. Other American names for bingo include beano and tango.
During the Great Depression, a variant called screeno was played at neighborhood movie theatres. On what was
known as Bank Night, patrons would receive free bingo cards with their admission tickets and try for prizes and cash.
20 x 36 x ½ inch PINBALL playing board weighs about 9 pounds. Board has some paint flaking and is marked Circus with images of Clowns, Elephants, and Trapeze Flyers.
UNITED MFG CO. CHICAGO. ILL and Past. NOS. RE 20698 & 2,192,596.CIRCUS BINGO PINBALL Manufactured Aug 1952
fact, Ray calls one type of game he calls "the poker machine" of
the '40s, '50s, and '60s. Can you guess what it was? It was the infamous
Bingo machine. In the '60s Chicago's future Mayor Daley had vowed to
eliminate the machines and kept his word when they were off the street within
six months of his election.
I hope this finds you well, Danny ----- Original Message ----- From: Bob Klepner To: Rickic2 Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2003 2:21 AM Subject: Bingo's
Hi Rick. If someone hasn't already written, Games Inc made upright console gambling flasher type machines including Hunter which I used to own and also a double version of this game the name of which escapes me for the moment. The stepper units in Hunter were the same as the type in Hi Line See http://rwatts.cdyn.com/Machines/Hunter.html to see a Hunter. Regards Bob Klepner
Harry Williams helped start United just before the US got into WW II, left United in 1942 to start his own company, Williams Manufacturing Company, in 1944. United would continue to produce pins into the 50's, then they switched to jukeboxes, shuffle bowlers, bingo pinballs, etc. United produced jukeboxes from 1957-1961. They continued to produce shuffle bowlers through the 1970's.
…………..All For Now…………