Arcade 1: Illustrated Historical Guide To Arcade Machines.

Arcade history book

Author: Richard M. Bueschel
Year: 1993
Pages:316 pages, softcover
ISBN:978-0866670517
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This book is similar to the Encyclopedia of Pinball by the same author, but about arcade machines. It starts with the very first developments of 100 years ago. It goes into detail about the persons and companies involved, with drawings of patent requests and much more. There are hundreds of vintage black and white photographs. The book continues until machines of the 80ies, but the focus and most of the detail is about the much older machines.

Arcade history book

Arcade history book

Arcade history book

The book is available online at archive.org.