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1931 "Baffle Ball" Table-Top Baseball Pinball Game

Lot Number 308

Quantity: Bid Starts: 02/01/2019 12:00:00 
Bid Open: 300.00  Bid Ends: 02/13/2019 23:30:00 
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According to the Internet Pinball Database, Baffle Ball was a landmark entry in pinball history because it was "the first game to top the 50,000 mark in production and deliveries." The elegant, intricately designed tabletop machine was manufactured by two different Chicago companies over the course of 1931—first, D. Gottlieb & Co, and then Keeney & Sons. This nice surviving example measures 24x16x8 and boasts all-original EX condition with its plunger, coin slot, swivel gates and trap doors in working order. (The locking back panel is intact but loose.) Of the 10 balls once given for a 5-cent play, two balls currently remain. The "baffle" itself is a spot located at top center of the board and is referred to under "Rules and Scores": "If you get a ball on the baffle point, that doubles the score of the entire table providing you do not knock it off again." An ideal display/conversation piece for the sports-themed man cave or office.

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