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Lot # 861 (of 1411)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1934 "World Series" Pinball Machine

Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $1,508.00

Produced by Rockola in 1934, this early baseball pinball game invites the user to test his skill for only a nickel. The interior game panel is titled "World Series" and features colorful graphics of ballplayers in action. The insertion of a nickel provides the user with a fresh supply of balls until three outs are made. There are no flippers and the movement of the ball is dependent upon its natural momentum as it weaves its way down the inclined surface through a maze of pins. The game "action" is determined by the final location of the ball, which will eventually rest in any number of chutes marked hit, strike, ball, out, etc. A hit sends the ball onto a rotating "diamond" that keeps track of the base runners and records the runs made. Included with the game is the original advertising broadside. The cardboard flyer (13 x 6 inches) has been framed in a manner that allows it to be attached to the top of the game by means of screws. The game, which includes its original legs, is in working order and displays only general wear commensurate with its age and use. Excellent condition overall. The flyer is in Very Good condition, with a small tear in the center as well a few surface abrasions. Wood, metal and glass construction. Approximately 36(L) x 16(W) x 56(H) inches. This is an exceptional example of one of the early classics of baseball coin-operated machines. Please note: due to the extremely large dimensions of the display, the shipping charges for this piece (depending on where it is sent and method of shipping) may be substantial. Also, the game will be shipped disassembled, with the legs removed for easier transport. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $1,508.00

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