~ c1960’s Large Wooden Table Top ‘Shoot-a-Ball’ Fairground Pinball Game ~
A large mid 20th century, ‘Shoot-A-Ball’ table top pinball game.
A wonderful gaming artefact from the 1960’s with a great psychedelic paint job.
To play the game, a spring mechanism rockets two balls (not included) around the game, eventually landing in numbered slots, the numbers correspond with the ‘Winning Numbers’ pictured on the lower half of the game.
The game is made of wood, hand painted with a Perspex top.
~ Dimensions ~
The item measures 45cm (17 ¾ inches) by 108cm (42 ½ inches) with a depth of 6cm (2 ⅓ inches).
It weighs 4.92 Kg.
~ Condition ~
There is a metal bar which stops the balls travelling further than they should which is released by a string pull in the upper left hand corner of the game. The mechanism is old and tired so only works one way, it need to be moved by hand back into place.
There is a little wear to the paintwork in parts round the frame as you might expect. Probably the most notable wear being to the word ‘PULL’ which now reads ‘FULL’. The colourful psychedelic centre however is in very good order.
The perspex cover is quite likely not original.
There is the odd repair (a new screw here and there to secure the frame) and the odd screw hole where it has been mounted in various places over the years and a few small damages to the wood but overall it is in a sound condition.
As mentioned balls are not included.