…Some Cool Ideas…
'Miss Universe' was a
Bingo pinball machine, produced by Bally, in America, in 1975.
for its age, vintage aesthetic condition, and because the electro-mechanical
components were no longer working, this 'Miss Universe' back-box score board
has since been repurposed, transformed into an illuminated functional coffee
table and magazine rack.
the electro-mechanical components were stripped out, removing the bulk of the
weight. These precious component parts, were offered
to local pinball restorers.
back-box scoreboard was then fitted with a wooden magazine rack, replacing
the area where the cabinet and playfield was removed, and fitted with wooden
legs using chunky nuts and bolts.
wooden components were handmade using Ash wood to match the backbox. The Ash was then oiled with 3 layers of Danish
oil for a natural, low lustre finish.
table was then fitted with a 3 Core Vintage Gold Silk Covered Flexible Cable,
attached to a tough plug, fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse, attached to a junction
box, and connected to long life, warm white, twinkling LED lamps; 18 of the
120 LED bulbs twinkle.
original glass top was then replaced with toughened safety glass.
H65cm x W75cm x L115cm
be advised that this piece is a repurposed pinball machine which no longer
functions to be played, but appreciates the aesthetics, history and memory of
the pinball machine.
* At the
time of being purchased for repurpose, the machine was 38 years old. This machine
has not been restored, it was purchased for the
appreciation of natural wear and tear that comes with age. Though such wear
and tear adds to the aesthetics of this vintage piece, it does not affect the
stability of its structure.
~ Spotted this the other day _
Nice Work _ Don’t know if it’s worth the $950 the seller was asking for,
but still pretty Cool ~
post the ad a little later, it’s in the wrong format for this computer I am
on right now – Sorry!
_ Nice use of an old Miami Beach _
Did a fine job of removing the
Magic Curtain and finding away to set all of the lines!