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Re: Lights of London pinball

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:57 pm
by pennymachines
wembleylion wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:49 am
There is also a Belisha beacon each side of the traffic signal so this would date it to around 1934 when the first ones were installed in Britain.
Ah yes. At first I thought you were referring to something in the (American) photo I posted. Again first tried in London, then rolled out nationally the following year so, yes, 1934 sounds plausible.


Re: Lights of London pinball

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:42 am
by gameswat
The Lights of London theme certainly would not have been sold that way in the US, so I thought possibly a US machine with new local casting added? But I couldn't place the trim or anything I'd seen like it. Was just conversing with a specialist early pin collector in the US about something else so asked him, he thinks UK made as all the front hardware is unlike anything US made and he also has never seen the game.

Re: Lights of London pinball

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:55 pm
by moonriver
That would have made a nice little restoration project for you Gameswat!

Re: Lights of London pinball

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:48 pm
by gameswat
Certainly a rare and interesting game, appears you have player control over the fingers to change scoring hole shots using the large knob on the front, plus being early E/M. But with such a large backlog of projects I've almost stopped buying machines, unless something really unusual and this wouldn't have been wacky enough. Hardly anything turns up in Aust these days of any description!

Re: Lights of London pinball

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:34 pm
by paul
Slightly off topic, a picture of B.M.CO 1930s allwins, BELISHA BEACON & TRAFFIC LIGHTS.

Re: Lights of London pinball

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:51 am
by arrgee
Two lovely looking machines Paul, Charles Featherstone certainly had an inventive mind and a great eye for design