Collectibles-General (Antiques)/bally model 922


Hi Roger, I just purchased a bally 25 cent 3 reel model was working fine, then we loaded it up in my van and moved it to its new home..the tilt light is on and she wont work..its a 1-3 coin, pays on center line machine..the tag on the handle side says9/4/74   922-f  5lp-876..when I transported this I took out the hopper and reel assemblies and laid it down on its back..i did this before and didn't have any problems..i cant find a tilt mechanism or a reset for it..

Hi Jim,

This is odd.......... I would not worry about the tilt light as these E/M's (if it is an E/M electro/mechanical) usually reset them-selfs on the next play. So, what happens when you try to put a coin in it? Is it accepted, does it get returned, or nothing? I am assuming that this is an e/m slot meaning and it does not have any circuit boards in it... right? or does it? After reading the year you say it is, it is possible that this is an E series 922 and if so, it will have circuit boards in it. In that case, on the coin hopper you will see a circuit board, and at the top of that are two red buttons. One button is a reset button, and you want to push that one to reset it. On "E" machines, you want to always write down the error code it shows you on the winner paid meeter, before opening the door. Once the door is opened, the error code will go away and be replaced with a 50 code, which is a door opened code. So the only way you will know what went wrong with it is to get the error code written down before opening the door as then you will get a 50 code which will stay there until the next play. Please wright back with any additional information like if it has circuit boards or not.

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I am an expert on old coin operated machines, slot machines, trade stimulator's, jukeboxes, old arcade machines, etc. I have been identifying these for people who respond to my web site listed below, for a few years now. In almost all cases I am able to tell them about their old coin operated machines, the year, the value, and other general information about their machines. I do not know much about soda vending machines, coin banks, or scales, but I will try to help you with these if I can. Please email photo's to: My web site is at:


I bought my first slot machine, a .50 Cent Mills Black Cherry in 1969 and have been hooked from that time, I still have that Slot machine! Before that I found a open barrel full of old scraped jukebox wall boxes behind a restaurant, I wanted them all but never took a one of them. Anything that took a coin drove me nuts!

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