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Postby WARLOCK » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:50 pm

The world is in flux.
Just like the weather.

We must adjust.
And we will do that.

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Postby OTTOgd » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:14 pm

R.A.B. wrote:I think Bally was so busy in the 50"s and 60"s putting out bingos that they were even too fast for the company that was printing their manuals.

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Wow. That must have been an exciting time for Bally. Well, a frustratingly positive trend, then, I'm guessing.

Heard good things but I have yet to play a bingo.

Thanks for the odd, but cool, share.

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Postby R.A.B. » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:06 am

OTTOgd wrote:
R.A.B. wrote:I think Bally was so busy in the 50"s and 60"s putting out bingos that they were even too fast for the company that was printing their manuals.


Wow. That must have been an exciting time for Bally. Well, a frustratingly positive trend, then, I'm guessing.

Heard good things but I have yet to play a bingo.

Thanks for the odd, but cool, share.


I was looking at some books and reading up on the history of Bally as a division of the Lion Manufacturing company last night, and man, what a time that must have been to be in the middle of all that, especially in the 1950's. I say that, but it is from the perspective of knowing what I know in this here and now, so keep that in mind. Probably being at Lion Manufacturing as a factory worker was one of the better assembly line jobs since they were unionized, or maybe it wasn't, I don't know. But I do know that drawing games for Bally was probably a very cool job if you were anywhere like minded as we are in this here and now. The gambling "penchant" of this manufacturer was different than David Gottlieb's very conservative pinball manufacturing company, and while United and Williams flirted with gambling type amusement machines, no one was bolder and stronger than Bally in that grey area feild. It became more obvious when Bill O'Donnel took over the reins and went full blore into slot machines and pretty well took over the slot market in Vegas with the first totally electro-mechanical slot machines with a hopper - Money Honey. Bally Manufacturing Corporation was allowed to go public after going through long investigations for mob connections by the "authorities". Bill O'Donnel eventually left his position at Bally to open a casino in Atlantic city, he made that choice. Obviously he could not also be president of the main supplier of slot machines at the time, didn't jive. Mr. O'Donnel's departure from Bally was in the early 80's according to my boss.

So today in 2019 I am at work. Mr. O'Reily has told me many things about Bill O'Donnel and Bally. Mainly that they had a very good business relationship for years. Alouette would buy conainers of Bally products and these purchases would be shipped directly here from Bally on Belmont avenue in Chicago and fianancing was provided by another Bally company at very reasonable terms. So containers of Old Chicagos and Bally products were coming through this building at regualr intervals in the late 70's.

I always loved working in this business, especially at the distributor level when it has stories that show how business was done before. No e-mails. Faxes with cover pages and phonecalls with emphasis on tonality.

I understood stuff at Laniel Automatic when the VP of sales was demanding of Rachel Davies of Williams in an affirmative tone from his office a better deal on the next load of pins because the last model (in his own words) "...was shit and didn't sell well at all." I remember thinking to myself as I walked to the coffee machine in the showroomand hearing this in the background that there was no other place for me to be if I wanted to have a job. I feel the same thing here on occasion, there is plenty of history and the opportunity to discover it.

There are 11pins that are ready to go in the old showroom here at Alouette. Than name Alouette also has a long story dating back to the 50's that I will eventually tell when the time comes, and they were likely a thorn in Laniel Automatic's side for decades, but for now here is the list of pins presently sitting here on Delmeade in the town of Mount-Royal.

WLL Pokerino
BLY Circus
GTB World Fair
BLY Power Play
BLY 6 Million Dollar Man
WLL Gulfstream
WLL Time Warp
BLY Night Rider
PRE/GTB Cactus Jack
WLL Disco Fever
BLY Supersonic

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Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

P.S. A man needs something to do besides contemplate how crazy everyone has become in a world of overly exaggerated self-importance upheld and maintained by the new dumb.

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Postby OTTOgd » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:15 pm

R.A.B. wrote:There are 11pins that are ready to go in the old showroom here at Alouette.

Oooh, dancing cacti! Yeeee-hah!

Have yet to play that game, darnit.


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Postby R.A.B. » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:20 pm

I love the fact that there are only 20 people on line here right now. 9 morons (including myself are registered, and that is counting the goddamn fucking robots - wtf)

Anyways, I digress, maybe the hobby is dead, or maybe this is just the Quebec construction holiday which started today which in turn makes things appear very quiet here on this forum.

In fact, this whole freakin' French province will slow down in the next two weeks, making it the least nervous of all the 10 hopefully. Traffic will be less overbearing in Montreal as the general population gets out of the GMA in one crazy friday exodus.

Whatever it is that is making things quiet here, it remains a reflection of something real. Natural fact Jack. And maybe, just maybe the www is just a fad. :shock: Great tool, but a real shitty entertainment device.

Keep cool everyone and don't forget to post.

Also a word for better living as a human animal - instead of judging, just be curious. It displays a better side of our humanity while keeping you from being negative without an answer pertaining to the situation.

Hugs, god bless and all that non-sense as we keep hoping for a better world which seems to inevitably be going mad and hence is more than likely headed for a major adjustment, so hang on brothers and sisters, just hang on.

Rob
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Maxed out at 10 machines, no more no less. Toujours a 10 machines, pas moins pas plus.
Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

P.S. A man needs something to do besides contemplate how crazy everyone has become in a world of overly exaggerated self-importance upheld and maintained by the new dumb.

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Postby WARLOCK » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:43 pm

The perspective of curiosity over judgement...
Positive empathy rather than negative thought or words..
Language is powerful, and I (we) should choose our words carefully..
I will be doing just that in the future; with much more pondering, to keep it cool...

To become:

Free from..
And..
Free for..
What is next..

More soon. Cheers. Salut.

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Postby cait001 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:14 pm

I want to give a shout-out to all the techs out there. In the last year my job life has really ramped up and my time for coin-op and repairs has withered to nothing. And the workload shows no signs of diminishing for at least a year.
I am so grateful to the people out there willing to take on my projects and try and bring them back to life. And normally that'd be enough to say about the pinball techs, but right now I have dispersed obscure coin-op machines to get fixed to three different people who were willing to take on the challenge. We're not talking about a basic shop job here.
one person is working on redoing a purely mechanical 1934 World's Series
one person is working on a 1970s Japanese Arrangeball machine, taking on some of the earliest solid-state board tech in Japanese coin-op.
one person is working on a 1960s German gambling machine!

I won't name names, but give a shout if you want to. I have been good at the hunting and coordination to bring these international odd machines to Ottawa, but I am floored by the enthusiasm and support of the people in this hobby willing to take these coin-op machines in and try and get them running again so they might be shared at future OPGS shows.
PINS: GTB Super Soccer (lent), BLY Mousin' Around, WMS No Good Gofers, WMS Triple Strike (loan)
COUNTERTOP: 1933 Exhibit Supply Select-Em, 2004 Apollo 1 Arepachi (CRアレパチ アポロ1号), 2016 Thunder Dragon Z (CRサンダードラゴンZ), 1932 Gottlieb Cloverleaf, 1964 Wulff Rialto (out for repair), 2015 Ranma 1/2 (CRA羽根らんま1/2R), Sammy Miracle Hustler Arrangeball, Glory Ball Deluxe (out for repair), スマートボール (Smart Ball) (lent), 1934 PAMCO Contact Master, 1936 Bally Challenger (lent), 1934 Rock-Ola World's Series (out for restoration), 1934 Bally Signal Jr, 1950 Culp Bridge Ball, 1964 Daiwa Pachinko, 1972 CC Mini-Baseball (loan), 1975 Satomi Arrangeball, 1930 Fields Five Jacks, 1931 Pace Base Ball, 1931 Pace Whiz Ball, 1932 Bally Goofy, 1978 Haiwa Pachinko
WANTED: スマートボール (Smart Ball), payazzo/kronespill, Bell-Fruit Cascade, 1932 Ballyround, 1935 Cannon Fire, 1934 Fleet, 1935 Impact, 1935 Spot-Lite
backglasses wanted: Fairy, Fire Queen, Out Of Sight
marquees wanted: Cosmic Avenger, Varkon, Dark Planet, Strider, Astro Invader, R-Type (w/ship)
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