I also collect this type of mechanical animation pinball games. The games listed below are more unique forms of mechanical animation. The difference is a small ball is “pitched” to a single large “bat” (flipper), like a pitcher throws a baseball to a batter. Points are scored for target hits (single, double, triple, homerun). Mechanical animation games in this document include horse racing games with mechanical horses that race, and manikin games (where a small “mini man” mannequin does some mechanical animation).Small mechanical men run the bases as balls are hit on the playfield.
For every hit, a small metal or cardboard player appears in the baseball diamond, and circles the bases. Most baseball pitch and bat games without a running man animation unit really aren’t collectible. Until 1960, novelty games only gave additional score points for achieving a game goal. Instead, if a player achieved a game goal, they were awarded an extra inning of play. The style of the cabinet used on many games during the late 1930s and 1940s was a woodgrain “console” cabinet.
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This was less expensive than the hardwood veneer, as stencil patterns were used to paint directly over the non-veneered plywood sides. This 1950s “woodrail” era ended in late 1960/1961 when most games changed to stainless steel metal side rails and no oak trim around the scoreglass. Starting in the late 1950’s, many pitch and bat games started to have multiple pitches. A curve or knuckle ball was used on some games too (a magnet under the playfield achieved the curve). This game awarded extra innings (extra play time) for high scores (a “novelty” game), instead of winning a game (a “replay” game). There were some other ideas tried in the 1960’s that weren’t very popular. There was also a baseball diamond of lights on the playfield. When the ball finished its horseshoe, the playfield light runner stopped. When restoring these games, often the cardboard men in the infield are damaged. These can be printed with a color printer, and then glued onto the face of the damaged players. Each pop bumper on the playfield advances it’s respective boat.
Winner, which again used a playfield mounted horse race unit. There are other cool mechanical animation games that use “manikins” (or “mannequin” if you prefer). The “little man” actually bowls a steel 1 1/4″ pinball down a lane, which hits small bowling pins. Bromley added some features to the game like electronic scoring and sound, and also hazzards like ramps and a spinning wind mill. These games aren’t covered in this document, as they are documented elsewhere. These games are similar to (and often classified as) pinball games. Other sports games like coin operated bowling, basketball, boxing and golf games are also covered here. The running man unit, most often used in coin operated baseball games, is a mechanical animation device which moves small two dimensional running base men from base to base. The running man’s movement corresponds to the playfield scoring. The running man animation is what helped make these games popular. But the additional points didn’t net you anything (other than a higher score!). The conservative anti-gambling side could no long complain, as the player wasn’t winning a free game. These games are still known as novelty games (opposed to a replay game).
They were often the same game, but one was a replay and one was a novelty model. These looked largely like jukeboxes, with veneer maple or oak encompassing the cabinet. With the 1950s, game cabinets changed largely from a veneered wood cabinet to a painted cabinet. Natual solid oak wood was still used though for the trim around the edges of the cabinet’s scoreglass, lockdown glass molding, and generally anywhere there was glass enclosures. Williams usually produced two baseballs each year; a replay version and a novelty version with different titles. Instead there were several horseshoe shaped target areas that the ball could roll around. As a ball rolled around the horseshoe, the lights progressed (like a runner) on the diamond. This game is a bowling game, but is the size of a pinball machine!
There are plenty of other non-baseball pitch and bat and pinball games that are great. These games had mechanical animated horses racing through the backglass (or playfield). The game ended when any horse got to the finish line, or when all five pinballs drained.
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This pinball had the horse running unit in playfield instead of the backbox, and was the only horse race pinball that allowed the player to pick their horse (instead of the game doing it for them). This was probably the best of the horse race pinball games, as it used score reel scoring, and had a pop bumper playfield turntable that rotated during game play!
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Pretty much any penny arcade game up to the video game era (pre-1977). This document only pertains to games that used mechanical and electro-mechanical devises to created their game play. This was done to present a more complete penny arcade game picture here.Coin operated fortune tellers have always been popular at penny arcades. These have an advanced (for the time) animatronic gypsy or grandma figure that moves, deal cards, breathes, and gives out a paper fortune which the patron takes with them. The early animatronics seem quite realistic (especially given the era in which they were made). These early fortune tellers had phonograph players inside and would spreak your fortune, but had no animatronics. These use wipers and electrical contacts to aim the gun and sense target hits from the game mounted gun. This makes the shallow gun cabinet feel much bigger, like the targets are farther away.
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These were sound boxes with a minimal amount of short sound bites (usually three distinct sounds). Most of gun games also had a big 120 volt coil connected to the gun to provide some recoil when the gun was fired. A good concept of the 1970s is twin gun games, where there are actually two rifles on a single game. These are really fun, but the cabinet size if often bigger, making it difficult to get one of these into your basement!
This style of gun game is generally considered to not be very desirable. With time the targets become less sensitive to light, and don’t score well. The player steers a toy car, and has a lever for forward and reverse. The classic day of the digger was in the 1930s, as there were over 35 companies building and selling diggers/cranes. Carnival companies during the 1930s did not always have reliable electric service so the ‘hand crank’ models were prefered. Carnival diggers during that era used cash currency and silver coin in the playfield as prizes. Finally, cranes and diggers that don’t award prizes are also lumped into this category. Also the 8-track system allows more than one sound (channel) to be played at a time. The games with 8-track sound are really cool because the sound is quite good!
One for the background sounds, and three others which only turn on when specific targets in the game are hit (check out the “witch” sound track, which is hilarious). Hits scored by proper coordination between guns and plane, 300 shots, 24″ x 24″ x 6 feet. Arcade video games started to come out about 1976, and none of these are covered here. Though fortune tellers go against my “playing fun factor” (you really don’t play a fortune teller!), there is something very unique about these machines that captures the imagination of everyone. Today’s new fortune tellers often have both animatronics and a sound track. The targets are in the bottom of the cabinet (at the player’s feet). Now the inside targets were painted with florescent paint, giving them an erie glow under the black light. By the 1968, many gun (and other arcade games) had electronic sound. This provides a very realistic effect to the gun, but unfortunately this coil is often burnt. This provided great simultaneous competition between two players. This is because ambient light in the room confused the scoring, making the game very fussy about scoring hits, and players felt gypped. Also parts are readily since they are basically the same as pinball parts. The motorized score reels and use of early solidstate circuits for motor and game control can be a challange to repair. Midway’s later use of light activation also relied more on solidstate circuits. Many use a round translucent artwork drum with a light inside. The object is to steer onto the different targets, ramps, etc. These are pretty unique games, nothing like the video driving games of today. This sequential flickering live action created a motion picture. Mutoscope machines using the same style card reels as the earlier machines (but not the pre-1910 style clam shell version), with sheet metal sides and an open frame stand.
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Also, the carnival operator favored the smaller, lighter, ‘counter top’ models because they could be easily transported. For the lack of a better name, this is basically all games that don’t fit into the above categories. The era of arcade games right before video games took over (pre-1977) are often the most fun. So there could be an endless background sound with interactive foreground sound.
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How wide is the main unit, not including the countertop (which looks wider)?
It is too low for most sinks so sits with a large gap between the basin and the unit – with looks stupid. I did have a slight issue with one of the wooden panels having some damage on it but this was rectified quickly and replaced.There are pre drilled holes to show where to fix the shelf in place. Could a counter top basin be mounted on this cabinet?
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