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Looking for a little history and approx. value of this pool table. I know this company manufactured pinball machines and other table top games in the 1940's and 1950's but having a difficult time finding any information related to them manufacturing pool tables. This is a 6' table with a 3/4" slate top. Any history or info would be helpful.

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Wow! Just when you think you have seen it all something new/old comes around and changes my mind. That appears to be the exact same way the name Williams was always written on the pinball machines they ever made. I believe this to be one of their creations but I can't tell you when it was made. The company existed in one form or another from 1944 - 2000. I found an extensive list of what I think is supposed to be all of the games they ever made but there is no mention of a pool table. This company made some very popular video games in the 1980's such as Stargate, Defender, Joust, Sinistar, 2084 and Robotron. Sorry but I cannot tell you more about your pool table. This is all I can tell you about their company. I copied the additional information from this website www.arcade-museum.com

Corporate History:
Successor to:   Williams Mfg. Co.   1944-1958
Successor to:   Williams Electronic Manufacturing Co.   1958-1967
Succeded by:   Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (WMS)   1985-2000

Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985) released 209 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1959.

The 5 most common machines by Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985) owned by VAPS members are (in order):
Defender, Joust, Robotron: 2084, Stargate, and Sinistar.

The 5 machines by Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985) most often wanted by collectors are (in order):
Robotron: 2084, Joust, Sinistar, Defender, and Stargate.

Name   Manufacturer   Year   Type   Genre   Images
1942   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1984   Videogame   Scrolling Shooter   
3 Jokers   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
4 Aces   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Aces & Kings   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Action Baseball   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1971   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Aeroboto   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1984   Videogame   Scrolling Shooter   
Algar   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1980   Pinball / Solid State      
Alien Poker   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1980   Pinball / Solid State      
Alley Cats Shuffle Alley   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1985   Arcade / Bowler      
Ambush   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Arcade      
Aqua Gun   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1969   Arcade / Rifle      
Argosy   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1977   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Avalanche   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1985   Pinball / Solid State      
Aztec   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1976   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Aztec   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1976   Pinball / Solid State      
Bad Cats   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1989   Pinball / Solid State      
Ball Park   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1968   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Barracora   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1981   Pinball / Solid State      
Big Ben   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1975   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Big Deal   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1977   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Big Star   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1972   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Black Gold   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1975   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Black Knight   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1980   Pinball / Solid State      
Black Knight Limited Edition   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1981   Pinball / Solid State      
Blackout   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1980   Pinball / Solid State      
Blast Off   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1967   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Blaster   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1983   Videogame   Shooter   
Blue Chip   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1976   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Bonanza   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Arcade / Rifle      
Bubbles   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1982   Videogame   Platform   
Cabaret   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1968   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Comet   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1985   Pinball / Solid State      
Contact   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1978   Pinball / Solid State      
Cosmic Gunfight   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1982   Pinball / Solid State      
Cue-T   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1968   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Cyclone (1981)   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1981   Pinball / Solid State      
Cyclops   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1980   Pinball / Solid State      
Daffie   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1968   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Darling   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Darts   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Arcade      
Dealers Choice   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1974   Pinball / Mechanical      
Defender   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1982   Pinball / Solid State      
Defender   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1981   Videogame   Shooter   
Delete   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1983   Unknown      
Devastator   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1984   Videogame   Space   
Ding Dong   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1968   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Dipsy Doodle   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Disco Fever   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1978   Pinball / Solid State      
Doodle Bug   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1971   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Doozie   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1968   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
El Grande   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Arcade / Ball bowler      
EXPO   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1969   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Fan-tas-tic   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1972   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Fast Ball   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1969   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Firepower   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1980   Pinball / Solid State      
Firepower II   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1983   Pinball / Solid State      
Flash   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1978   Pinball / Solid State      
Flash   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1979   Pinball / Solid State      
Flotilla   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Arcade      
Fun-Fest   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Gay 90's   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Goalie   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1971   Arcade / Electro-Mechanical   Other   
Gold Rush   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1971   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Golden Bells   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1959   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Gorgar   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1979   Pinball / Solid State      
Granada   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1972   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Grand Lizard   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1986   Pinball / Solid State      
Grand Prix   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1976   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Gridiron   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1984   Pinball / Solid State      
Gridiron   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1969   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Guardian   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1983   Pinball / Solid State      
Gulfstream   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Hayburners II   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1968   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
High Ace   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1974   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
High Speed   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1986   Pinball / Solid State      
High Steel   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1985   Pinball / Solid State      
Hit And Run   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Arcade / Pitch and bat      
Hit and Run BaseBall   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Honey   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1972   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Hot Tip   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1977   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Hot Tip   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1977   Pinball / Solid State      
Hyperball   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1981   Pinball / Solid State      
Inferno   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1984   Videogame   Scrolling Fighter   
Jackpot   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1971   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Jai Alai   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1978   Pinball      
Jive Time   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Joust   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1982   Videogame   Platform   
Joust Pinball   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1983   Pinball / Solid State      
Jubilee   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Jungle Drums   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1971   Arcade / Electro-Mechanical   Unknown   
Jungle Lord   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1981   Pinball / Solid State      
Kickoff   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1967   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
King Tut   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1979   Arcade / Puck bowler      
Klondike   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1971   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Lady Luck   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1968   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Laser Ball   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1979   Pinball / Solid State      
Laser Cue   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1984   Pinball / Solid State      
Liberty Bell   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1977   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Light Speed   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1984   Pinball / Solid State      
Line Drive   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1972   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Little Chief   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1975   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Love Bug   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1971   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Lucky Ace   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1974   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Lucky Seven   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1978   Pinball / Solid State      
Lucky Seven   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1977   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Lunar Shot   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1967   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Make Trax   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1981   Videogame   Labyrinth/Maze   
Match Race   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Mini Bowl   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Arcade      
Mini-Golf   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)      Arcade   Golf   
Miss-O   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1969   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
MotoRace USA   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1983   Videogame   Racing   
Mystic Marathon   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1984   Videogame   Platform   
Olympic Hockey   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1972   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
OXO   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Paddle-Ball   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Videogame   Ball and Paddle   
Paddock   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1969   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Pat Hand   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1975   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Pennant Fever   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1984   Arcade / Pitch and bat      
Pennant Fever   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1984   Pinball / Solid State      
Penny Pitch   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Arcade      
Phantom Gun   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1969   Arcade / Rifle      
Pharaoh   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1981   Pinball / Solid State      
Phoenix Pinball   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1978   Pinball / Solid State      
Pit Stop   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1968   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Planets   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1971   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Pokerino   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1978   Pinball / Solid State      
Post Time   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1969   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Pro Tennis   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Videogame      
Rancho   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1977   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Rat Race   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1983   Pinball / Solid State      
Rat Race II   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1985   Pinball / Solid State      
Reflex   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1982   Pinball / Solid State      
Ringer   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Arcade      
Road Champion   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1977   Pinball      
Robotron: 2084   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1982   Videogame   Shooter   
Rock 'N Roll   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Rock 'N Roll   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1979   Pinball / Solid State      
Roller Aces   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1983   Videogame   Racing   
Roto   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1969   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Satin Doll   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1975   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Scoreboard   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1967   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Scorpion   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1980   Pinball / Solid State   Unknown   
Set Up   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1969   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Seven Up   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1969   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Seville   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1976   Arcade / Puck bowler      
Sinistar   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1982   Videogame   Space   
Skee Skill   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Skylab   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1974   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Smart Set   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1969   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Smarty   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1968   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Sniper   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Arcade / Rifle      
Solar Fire   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1981   Pinball / Solid State      
Solids 'N Stripes   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Pinball / Mechanical      
Solids N Stripes   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1971   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Sorcerer   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1985   Pinball / Solid State      
Space Mission   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1976   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Space Odyssey   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1976   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Space Pilot   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1968   Arcade      
Space Shuttle   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1984   Pinball / Solid State      
Spacelab   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1974   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Spanish Eyes   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1972   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Speed Ball: Contest at Neonworld   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1985   Videogame      
Spellbinder   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1982   Pinball / Solid State      
Splat!   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1982   Videogame   Platform   
Spooks   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1968   Arcade / Rifle      
Star Action   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1974   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Star Fighter   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1983   Pinball / Solid State      
Star Light   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1984   Pinball / Solid State      
Star Pool   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1974   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Star Rider   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1983   Videogame   Racing   
Stardust   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1971   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Stargate   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1981   Videogame   Space   
Stellar Wars   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1979   Pinball / Solid State      
Still Crazy   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1985   Pinball / Solid State      
Stockade   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1972   Arcade / Rifle      
Straight Flush   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Strato-Flite   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1974   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Strike Zone   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1984   Arcade / Bowler      
Strike Zone   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1970   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Student Prince   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1968   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Summer Time   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Super Star   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1972   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Super-Flite   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1974   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Suspense (1969)   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1969   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Swinger   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1972   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Thunderball   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1982   Pinball / Solid State      
Time Fantasy   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1983   Pinball / Solid State      
Time Warp   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1979   Pinball / Solid State      
Toledo   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1975   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Topaz   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1978   Arcade / Puck bowler      
Tramway   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1974   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Travel Time   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Tri Zone   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1979   Pinball / Solid State      
Triple Action   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1974   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Triple Strike   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1975   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Tropic Fun   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Turkey Shoot   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1984   Videogame   Shooter   
Upper Deck   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1973   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Valencia   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1975   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Varkon   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1982   Pinball / Solid State      
Warlok   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1982   Pinball / Solid State      
Wild Card   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1977   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Williams Lanes   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1979   Pinball / Solid State      
Winner   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1972   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
World Cup   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1978   Pinball / Solid State      
Yukon   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1971   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Yukon (Italian version)   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1971   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
Zodiac   Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985)   1971   Pinball / Electro-Mechanical      
The preceeding is a list of machines known to have been made by Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985).
Click on any machine name to bring up the encyclopedia page for that machine.
Click on the 'Year' or 'Type' column headers to sort the table accordingly.

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