Bingo Pinballs

Created on 7-17-2010 - Last Update 1-01-2016


I just love the United design work, and the playfields are one of the reasons why – In so many areas, United really “did their own thing” and here is a great example where they got a little creative, changed it up, and had some fun…



~ 1951 Rubber-Band Style – Leader & Zingo ~


~ Check out the angled-post-sets on both sides ~


(Leader Playfield)




~ 1952 Banked-Style – Stars & Circus ~



( Circus Playfield )




~ 1952-thru-1954 Hard-Rail-Style – Circus to Showboat ~



 ( Havana Playfield – Courtesy Phil Hooper )




~ 1955-thru-1957 Bally-Style – Manhattan to Triple Play ~


(1955 was a cross-over year with both the hard-rail and bally-style fields )



( Pixies Playfield – Courtesy Phil Hooper )




Then you toss in the bizarre-little roulette-wheel on the ABC, 345, and Bolero and you have quite a mix going!


The banked-jobs I just think are cool and would bring a whole new level of complexity to the games, giving the

name Skillpins a nice spin. The hard-rails look like they would help you drop a ball quickly to the lower holes

and also significantly change the game play. It’s cool to see that they kept the graduated-ball-shooter in place.

























































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