1933 Rock-ola World Series Pinball - SOLD

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This is a 1933 Rock-ola World Series. I purchased parts from Hal O'Rouke (www.halor.com*). The first day I had it, I tried to adjust the bases so they will spin. I lightly tried to move the pivot point and broke the casting as shown below.

This game works. It needs some TLC. This is what I have into this pinball. I corrected the problem. For $50 or so, you can buy a replacement casting and replace the entire base but I am not a carpenter/craftsman so do not want to work on it. But if you did not it would still work nicely.

This is a beautiful machine and a great work of ingenuity. The game plays great with the glass off a a little help. The bases are a little lower than the playfield so the balls sometimes get caught. Otherwise it works great. This is great for a baseball fan or collector.

The pictures have been taken with the glass off to get a better picture.

* Sadly, Hal O'Rouke passed away March 10, 2010. The web site is still available (as of this page's publication) but may not be forever.

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The above picture shows the pivot point on the right hanging in the air since the part I broke is not where it should be.

 

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The above picture shows a close up of the area where I broke the casting. This is where the small spring for the part to the left of the hole trigger should go. Later you will see where I added a spring to account for this missing anchor point.

 

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Another close up of the part I broke.

 

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For some reason this game has screws on the side. The top part up front looks like a replacement. Someone drilled into the side rather than down the top as shown below. Also note that the coin acceptor is hyper-extended. I need to find a replacement. This mechanism works without a coin. I drilled holes in the top of the wood so it works as it is supposed to.

 

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Close up of the interesting mechanism in this game. Two balls can go into the strike area. If a third ball goes into the strike area, it falls into the out hole. The number of outs increase in the counter on the left. The metal plate opens like a trap door and the other balls fall. Three balls can go into the ball area. If a fourth ball goes into the ball area it will roll down the hit area. As it rolls over the switch, the trap door will open and the other balls fall. This is an ingenious design.

 

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A picture of the dirty playfield.

 

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Here is where I start to fix what I broke. I cut a 2 inch square piece of wood about 1 1/8" inch. I drilled 4 holes. Later you will see where I took the top left screw out. I also turned it a few times and then turned the block over trying to find the best fit.

 

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The above picture shows a sleeve for a pinball switch. It is too small for the pivot point. I wrapped electrical tape to get it to the correct size. I then used a Dremel tool to get it to be the correct size.

 

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The above picture shows a spring attached to the top screw. This holds the mechanism to the right of the ball trigger. The above picture actually has 2 springs attached together behind the ratchet. The spring is between the bottom of the bases and the mechanism that clears out the balls. Otherwise, it would push the mechanism that clears out the balls up and the bases would not turn.

 

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The above picture shows that the bases at 3rd base is below the playfield. This causes the balls to get stuck and not roll into the Run tray. I tried to use a magnet with a sweeper arm attached to clear the balls. Sometimes it would work, sometimes not. Usually it would stick to a ball.

 

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The above picture shows the spring going to the top. The spring going to the bottom. This spring causes the bases to turn. I needed to extend it to allow the bases to move better but it is not consistent. This picture shows the block of wood has been turned over.

 

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The above picture adds the tunnel assembly back.

 

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I cleaned the playfield above but as you can see, I still need to get between the pins. Note the two new stickers.

 

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Note the replacement sticker on the picture above above the door.

 

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Close up of the top of the playfield.

 

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Close up of the middle part of the playfield.

 

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Close up of the lower part of the playfield.

 

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I purchased the back board from Hal. Although the colors do not match, I do not want to change the original paint.

 

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