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Good evening. Came across this and was wondering what it is worth? No legs, cabinet refinished, no key but unlocked. Been in the market for a prewar flipper less for some time and don't want to get ripped off. Thank you

Hi Marvin
    What an interesting machine! So far I haven't been able to find much about this machine and I am still looking. I have a lot of pinball reference books but I don't have them all so Maybe I just don't have the right one, but I am still looking. So far I can tell you that this game "BALLYROUND" was made in 04/1932. I do know that there is some information on BALLYROUND and maybe a photo in a magazine called "Pinball Collectors Quarterly" This information is listed as being in the 1982 Fall issue and it is on page 12. I don't know what all is there as I don't have this issue and have never seen it, so this is something that would have to be tracked down just to see what information is in this old issue.

    There is a ton of information on this machine including old sales flyer's and instructions, photo's of the machine, with legs, inside machine, outside, under, and etc., etc., and much-much more, that I know you will really like to know about, see, and read. Go to this link for all this information:

As for value, well Marvin that is really going to be a hard one. Value in the value guides are based on a study of average selling prices. On these very old games that are not seen very often and traded even less often. There is no way of tracking selling values as they just are not seen or traded often enough to track them. This doesn't mean that they have any added value, it just means that there is no way to form an average selling value to give a fair and good guide value. So, you might be on you own here, and in this case the guys that work with this type of problems would tell you this: The value of this antique machine is what the buyer is willing to pay for the machine and what the seller is willing to sell the machine for. Don't you just hate that? I know I do, but Marvin, this is true in this case, and I don't know what else to tell you unless you know someone who has sold one and/or seen one sell to give you at lest some idea on what this one machine has sold for, which would still not tell you if the value was right are not.

So sorry, this is what there is, but it is honest information.

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Rodger Knutson  

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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!

C.O.C.A. and other slot and coin operated machine groups, associations, groups, and clubs.

Many, the Coinslot magazine, always juken, Coin Slot Journal, Slot Box Collector, and others that I don’t remember at this time.

Graduated from Ballard High School in 1969, went to Edison Technical Collage for a couple of years taking welding and metal fabrication, tig, mig, heliarc, also arc and gas welding and fabrication. Then Apprenticed under a slot machine technician who worked in the slot machine industry Reno Nevada, and set up bar poker progressive machines in the casino's, and repaired machine and did the repairs on slot machine circuit boards there. He also was involved in the 2 hand dealer's market and bought and sold machines at the casinos auctions for the secondary market, which includes selling used machine overseas. I learned a ton from this man; he always had the correct answers and took the time to teach me the business. My interest and knowledge in other and older coin operated machine is for the most part, self-taught. It's been my passion from back in 1968 and before, my thirst for knowledge about these machines has kept me more interested over the years, and keeps me searching for more information even today. I have meet and talked to book authors on these machines, attended hundreds of coin operated shows and auctions, and I stay with that to this very day.

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