Pinball, an illustrated history

Pinball, an illustrated history book

Author: Michael Colmer
Year: 1976
Pages:120 pages, softcover
ISBN:76-20382
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This is an interesting book made in 1976. It talks a bit about the history of pinball from the 1930ies until the 1970ies. It discusses the politics of how pinball became illegal, the wartime effects, and many companies (Gottlieb, Williams, Bally, ..) involved.
4 flippers are described in detail: Fireball, Wizard, Magic City and Majorettes.
The most interesting part of this book are all the nice photographs, both of pinball machines (mostly of the 1970ies) but also several behind the scenes photos.

The binding of this book is very fragile. Open the book too much whilst reading and pages will become loose :(

A french hardcover version of this book, Les Flippers also exists.

Pinball, an illustrated history book

Pinball, an illustrated history book

Pinball, an illustrated history book