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Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby Pindude152 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:42 pm

One thing I love finding in an old bally is the Quality Inspected Factory Checker Sticker. For some time till the early 70's the QA inspectors had personalized stickers. I always thought it was a nice touch.

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On the other front, Williams QA stickers suggest their games were made on the island in The Prisoner.

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Feel free to share pictures of your old bally QA Stickers :-)
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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby ballyhoo » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:57 pm

The best inspector I heard of... :mrgreen:
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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby Chnillapoil » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:59 pm

Geeez I'd like to see a picture of this famous Santiago....
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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby Pindude152 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:55 pm

Found in a Bally Expressway...

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-The Maltese Falcon

"Every ball for me's another game.For you this always looks the same [...]
I know for you this doesn't look a lot. For me this is the only thing I got"
-Yello - Pinball Cha Cha

"He who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life"
-Homer Simpson

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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby Sparky » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:20 pm

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Why yes... yes it is. No blue pill needed.
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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby Menace » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:22 pm

Best one was in my Whirlwind. "Inspected by L.CHRISTMAS" Unfortunately I never took a pic of it before it left my collection.

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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby Fifty » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:26 am

Menace wrote:Best one was in my Whirlwind. "Inspected by L.CHRISTMAS" Unfortunately I never took a pic of it before it left my collection.

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I had an L. CHRISTMAS in my F-14. I never really gave it any thought until your post.

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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby Sparky » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:54 am

Seriously... with all the posts on this on all the forums, with many people having worked in pinball companies, you would figure someone would have posted an image or info on who the hell J.Santiago is/was. LOL The guy is probably one of the most famous people in pinball, and probably doesn't even know it. LOL

I bet you if he came forward, there would be a TON of pin-heads asking him to sign their machines. LOL

And the funny thing is that this guy was probably some poor schlub working the assembly lines for 30+ years at minimum wage. LOL
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Postby MaskedVillianPinball » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:37 am

I kinda wish these stickers had pictures of the inspector like the ones i get on the cases of peppers at my restaurant. Would be rather spectacular i think.
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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby Pindude152 » Sun May 14, 2017 11:01 am

Thank you Mr. Wagner!
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Quality inspected by Mr. Wagner
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-The Maltese Falcon

"Every ball for me's another game.For you this always looks the same [...]
I know for you this doesn't look a lot. For me this is the only thing I got"
-Yello - Pinball Cha Cha

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-Homer Simpson

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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby cait001 » Sun May 14, 2017 10:38 pm

from my very first pinball machine, Royal Flush http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0zI-4_zVuRg/U ... G_1496.JPG
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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby Pindude152 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:29 am

Thank You Mr. Ivon

Mr Yvon QA label.jpg
"It's heavy. What is it? ... The, uh, stuff dreams are made of"
-The Maltese Falcon

"Every ball for me's another game.For you this always looks the same [...]
I know for you this doesn't look a lot. For me this is the only thing I got"
-Yello - Pinball Cha Cha

"He who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life"
-Homer Simpson

Wanted: Bally 20 hole Bingo machine: Orient, London, Safari, Super 7, Bonus 7 or Hawaii. Bally Capersville
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http://pindude152.blogspot.ca/
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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby Pindude152 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:01 pm

As found in Bally Skyrocket. Thank you Mr. Wiberg.

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"It's heavy. What is it? ... The, uh, stuff dreams are made of"
-The Maltese Falcon

"Every ball for me's another game.For you this always looks the same [...]
I know for you this doesn't look a lot. For me this is the only thing I got"
-Yello - Pinball Cha Cha

"He who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life"
-Homer Simpson

Wanted: Bally 20 hole Bingo machine: Orient, London, Safari, Super 7, Bonus 7 or Hawaii. Bally Capersville
Quality EM repairs & refurbishing

http://pindude152.blogspot.ca/
http://www.pinballowners.com/pindude152



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