Arcade time capsules (weird stuff found in cabs)

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Arcade time capsules (weird stuff found in cabs)

Postby Sparky » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:44 am

Hey all,

I thought I would post this as it seems to happen every so often. I unfortunately parted out an old pinball cabinet from 1965 (game too rough, missing parts... good to save others) and when I removed the left siderail, this Little plastic card slipped out.



So now I know that the pin was in the Mirabel area in 1974.... very cool.

I know... stupid thing. But I just love getting a glimpse of a machine's history. Now to find out if St-Janvier had a pool hall or something. ;)
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Re: Arcade time capsules (weird stuff found in cabs)

Postby Dave W. » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:31 am

On a few occasions, I have found the business reply card on older games still under the cash box.
The one pictured here is from a 1992 machine.
One day I'll complete the card and mail it to Williams

Aside from that, I have found some pretty cool tokens from different arcades

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Re: Arcade time capsules (weird stuff found in cabs)

Postby pharoah007 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:02 pm

I work for the quarters I find in the games I shop...I'm up about 6 bucks :)
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Re: Arcade time capsules (weird stuff found in cabs)

Postby DrSmooth » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:17 am

Had a page from a newspaper shoved into one of the 3 coin slots of my Dr.Who. It was from 1992. It was Italian. My coin slot has a 500 Lire sign on it.
The paper was all in Italian of course and I believe it was mostly about a youth soccer team. Gives a great idea on the voyage it took.
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