Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Bally 5 cent slot


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I have read some of your post and appreciate your information.

I have been given a Bally 5 cent slot and know nothing about it.
I cannot find any serial numbers, only a number stamped into the metal on the inside lower right corner of the door....   C-654-1C.
I saw a post from another person with this same number. I think you said that it was a model # 742 or 742-A from 1964 - 1967,  yet my machine looks quite different from his.

This is a 3 reel, with 5 pay lines. It also has what appears to be a progressive payout and also a Super Jackpot payout as well.

Can you help me identify this machine? What should I know about it? How exactly does it pay out the Super Jackpot, and the 777 jackpot since it is listed in dollars and cents??

I would like to be able to get a manual on it so I know how to use it and maintenance and/or repair it if need be.

Thank you,
Please see the photos that I have emailed to you as well.

Hi Richard,

This machine looks very similar to the Bally 922 which was first made in 1972.

Normally there would be a metal plaque below the pull handle that has the model number
listed. I know that there were 3 different models that paid a Super Jackpot.

When you hit a pay line, the machine will pay out a set amount, usually 1,000 coins ($50 for a $0.05 machine)
and then the attendant would come buy and pay you the balance. On this machine you have a Jackpot and
a Super Jackpot. To hit either you need to line the 7's up on the 5th pay line. If you look at the photo the
5th pay line currently shows Orange-Bar-Bell so lower left to upper right on the reels and you have to be
playing 5 nickels.

You will notice that there are 2 red arrows to the left of the Jackpot amounts. The arrows will alternate
so if you line up all 3 7's correctly, the amount you won is indicated by what ever red arrow is lit up.

The things you need to know are all in the manual. The manual that is best for this machine is the one
that is titled  Bally Electro/Mechanical Manual Number 2400, that manual will cover most of the Bally Electromechanical
machines and can be found at

This will explain all of the adjustments and lubrication points necessary to keep your machine running properly.

Great looking machine!

Thank You
Rodger Knutson

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