Vintage 1933 Rockola World's Series Baseball Pinball Game Arcade Pre-war Coin Op For SaleVERY RARE ONLY 500 TO 700 OF THESE LEFT IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!THIS IS A 1933 OR 1934 MODEL ROCKOLA WORLD'S SERIES BASEBALL ARCADE GAME. IT HAS PATENT DATES OF 1933 ON THE COIN MECH. THE BALL FEED WORKS PRETTY WELL AND THE STRIKER FOR THE BALLS WORKS GOOD TOO. THE ROTATING TURN TABLE DOES NOT SPIN AND THE OUT COUNTER DOES NOT TURN. THIS MACHINE HAS NOT BEEN USED IN OVER 40 YEARS. I WAS TOLD THIS BY THE PERSON WHO GAVE IT TO ME. I'M SURE WITH A LITTLE HANDY WORK.. GREASING... TWEAKING..AND MAY BE A NEW SPRING OR TWO AND THIS BABY WILL BE UP AND RUNNING AGAIN! I HAVE NOT TAKEN IT APART OR TRIED TO MESS WITH IT IN ANY WAY. I JUST DON'T HAVE THE TIME. ONLY HAS ABOUT 4 OR 5 OF THE STEEL BALLS WITH IT. I'M SURE THEIR EASY TO REPLACE (CAME WITH 15 OF THEM ORIGINALLY). GRAPHICS ARE GREAT!! I BELIEVE THE LEGS AND PAINT ARE ORIGINAL. I TOOK A PICT. OF THE INTERNALS AND THEY LOOK REALLY NICE TO ME BUT I'M NO EXPERT. This game was considered to be one of the most ingenious non-electric games made, with the revolving turntable and associated mechanics. The simple Art Deco design of the case and legs really make this a beautiful piece. It was awarded a patent (No.1842863) in 1933, as well as a design patent (No. 90927). Much information can be found be googling the patent numbers.THE GLASS WILL BE CAREFULLY REMOVED AND SHIPPED OUT IN IT'S OWN BOX WITH IT'S OWN SHIPPING LABEL TO AVOID DAMAGE. I FOUND THIS INFORMATION ONLINE:
WORLD'S SERIES Manufacturer: Rock-ola Manufacturing Corporation, of Chicago, Illinois, USA Type: Pure Mechanical (PM) Theme: Sports - Baseball Specialty: Flipperless Notable Features: 1 cent or 5 cent play, 15 balls, 3 outs per game. Design by: David Rockola Produced: Approx 50,000, the highest production pinball machine ever World's Series was a very popular baseball pinball machine. It was very productive for operators, and Rockola Corporation. The game played a half inning of American baseball--and was used for gambling. Balls, outs, base hits and home runs are all part of the game. An estimated 500-700 still exist, all in the hands of private collectors and museums. Prices have been rising nice games sell for between $1,500 and $3,000 (fully restored).I PREFER LOCAL PICKUP BUT I WILL SHIP FOR $145.00 ANYWHERE IN THE CONTINENTAL US. KEEP IN MIND THE TOP GLASS WILL GO OUT SEPARATE TO AVOID DAMAGE. PACKAGES WILL BE INSURED FOR TOTAL SALE VALUE AND SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION WILL BE APPLIED TO EACH. SOLD AS IS NEEDS SOME WORK
On Jun-30-13 at 08:28:32 PDT, seller added the following information:I WILL DELIVERY THIS ITEM MYSELF ANYWHERE WITHIN 100 MILES OF JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA FOR $75 PLUS THE PURCHASE PRICE. BUT IT HAS TO BE ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY THAT I BRING IT TO YOU. PAYPAL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE I DELIVERY IT.
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