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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.

BLY QA 3.jpg

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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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"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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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...

bally QA Expressway.jpg
Thank You Mr. Rutka
"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 Fireball, Bally Mad World


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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

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

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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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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

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
"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 Fireball, Bally Mad World


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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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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 Fireball, Bally Mad World


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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 Fireball, Bally Mad World


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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby Pindude152 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:13 pm

Thank You Mr. Thompson
Quality inspecting a Bally Mariner with a head full of acid.
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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 Fireball, Bally Mad World


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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby tombiosis » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:45 pm

Sparky wrote: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

Nevermind signing it...Inspect her again dude! let's see what hacks have occured in the 35-40 years! :D
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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby Pindude152 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:35 pm

tombiosis wrote:Nevermind signing it...Inspect her again dude! let's see what hacks have occured in the 35-40 years! :D


Hacks you say? After 46 years, that Mariner is a hack nightmare of biblical proportion :FP:
I will take pictures of the worst hacks once the game is set up.

I just started this thread as a digital record of the QA checkers from the Bally bygone era.
To give a special thought to those guys that checked and tested games day in day out on the factory floor.
"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 Fireball, Bally Mad World


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Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Postby WARLOCK » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:14 am

tombiosis wrote:
Sparky wrote: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

Nevermind signing it...Inspect her again dude! let's see what hacks have occured in the 35-40 years! :D


This post from Sparky is in August 2016...old thread...humour from ages past...
Most of us "old-ish-timers" know whom J. Santiago is/was as well as we know whom Sparky is.

Bring on the hacks from this pin...



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