As a collector of Electro-mechanical vintage pinball machines, or EMs as they are known, Classic Pinballs website was launched some years ago to help and share repair knowledge to fellow collectors and enthusiasts.
A growing interest in EM machines today sees them becoming more sought after amongst collectors who see them as an appreciating asset or people who just want a vintage machine in their home games room .
Ownership of a vintage EM is fun and pleasurable, particularly at Christmas & Easter times when all the family can gather to play it. Just imagine, your children can challenge their Grandparents to a game on a machine that they might well have when they were their age!
In the 1950’s and 60’s, Pinball manufacturers were building literally dozens of models to sell to both the US and overseas markets. Build quality, bearing in mind that these machines were intended for a short term life, was such that the quality of materials used would not be cost effective in todays marketplace hence is why many have survived.
Better still, the growth in interest in these vintage machines has seen a far better supply of parts nowadays, many of which are being reproduced using the original tooling too so there is no real obstacles in owning your very own machine or having your existing machine repaired.
We have been collecting these vintage machines for some 25 years now and am downsizing them a little. So if you want to own your very own vintage pinball machine, please get in touch for a current list of what is available. All these offered are in nice, original condition though all will be prepared to a minimum ‘overhaul’ type specification as standard but you of course have the option of having other upgrade work done if you wish, for example, new cabinet artwork, or a new back-glass, there are many possibilities, just ask.
Thanks for looking.