1954 Chicago Coin Super Home Run 6-Player Pitch & Bat Baseball Arcade Machine with 3 Bleacher Levels. Here is a GREAT baseball machine!It is a SIX-PLAYER Chicago Coin Super Home Run baseball pitch and bat machine from the 50's with light bulb animation in the backglass that makes the baserunners look like they are running the bases when hits are made! Runners remain on base (lit) if you get an out, but as soon as your next hit is made, they start to run, along with the batter towards first base! You press one of the two outside buttons on the front control panel to pitch the ball and then swing the center bat lever on that same panel to swing the bat. Your batter's outcome depends on what hole, or level of the rear bleachers, the ball falls into on the playfield. Hit the ball up one of the three ramps and over the outfield wall into the bleachers and get a home run!
But it doesn't stop there! The bleachers are comprised of THREE levels! The higher you hit the ball into the stands, the more runs you are awarded! This multi-level bleacher feature makes this machine, along with a few others from this era, stand out among all of the different baseball machines that were made.
In addition, by means of an adjustable plug in the mechanics, you can set the machine to allow one, two, or THREE innings per game! It has all of the coveted baseball features of machines from this era, plus one unique feature not offered on many other baseball machines, the cabinet styling. The bottom cabinet sides are tapered up from front to back, accommodating the three bleacher levels in the back. This REALLY gives this cabinet a nice look. This machine features fantastic and realistic baseball action including the pitcher who throws the ball, the batter who swings the bat and hits it, and the lightbulb animated baserunners who run the bases!
If you have a baseball collection, or just want a COOL animated arcade machine from the 1950's in your gameroom, this may be the perfect candidate. Mechanically, this machine is unshopped, other than having all of the bad bulbs replaced, and will need to be gone through cleaning and adjusting contacts prior to being able to play a game.
As it stands, the machine powers up but that is as far as it is getting on its own. This machine has been sitting idle in my storage for a LONG time. It needs someone to pay some attention to it and show it some love!
You will need to go through the mechanics of the machine in order to be able to play a game. The machine appears to be mechanically complete.There are two spots where the insulation has been worn away from the wires leaving them bare, Im guessing from critters at some time in the past. The GREAT news is that I have EXACT sections of wiring harnesses for these two areas that I got from a donor machine so they will just need to be spliced into the existing harness and you will be good to go. I would estimate that about 5-10 wires are affected in each of the two spots, but again, the replacements are EXACT to a Super Home Run machine so they will be very easy replacements, with wires that are the exact color. Everything else seems to be in place with no noticeable issues so it will be able to be brought back to full working order. All that will be needed are your time and patience, both of which I lack, to go through the machine.
Hence, it is now available for someone else to take it to the next level and enjoy it. This seems to be a great candidate to spend some time on the mechanics to get it fully working. When youre finished, youll have a nice addition to your gameroom and collection. The original backglass is in pretty nice shape with some imperfections to mention. Below each of the player scores, there are large light bulbs that have heated the paint and chipped it away.A previous owner has placed tape on the back side of the glass to cover these areas so they are much less apparent when looking at the glass. Otherwise, there are some very small nicks and chips, mainly along the far outer edges that are also less visible. There is also a little bit of crazing in the paint near the top below the Coins lettering. Besides these somewhat minor imperfections, this is a pretty nice looking glass!
All of the colors are very nice and bright and there is no sign of any fading. The graphics are nearly perfect and definitely keep with the theme of the machine.
There is a large baseball graphic at the top behind the name and a baseball diamond at the bottom where the light bulb animated baserunners and batter are shown. It also shows all of the game specific scoring features and values as well as each player's score. I dont think youll be disappointed with this backglass, it looks pretty nice. If you want perfection, though, this backglass has been reproduced so you can have a new perfect one, if you want.
In the meantime, this glass will certainly suffice. The playfield is in fair shape, but does have some noticeable imperfections. The surface is painted wood, prior to the inclusion of formica, so it is showing some wear and missing paint on the wood.The worst is in a band to the right of the pitcher that runs up the playfield. The good news is that most of the missing paint is in the background colors with minimal graphics affected, but there are some missing letters in the lettering below the ramps. The instruction panel below it is in real nice shape which would have been a bigger pain to replace.
With some strategic touch ups this playfield can be made to look even better. The baseball related graphics are almost all in nice shape including the diamond near the bottom and the labels for the scoring holes. Although obviously far from perfect, this playfield is nearly 65 years old so Ill cut it some slack! It is complete with the two metal light bulb covers on the bottom wooden apron as well as the two side cone-shaped light bulb covers along the sides of the playfield. The lighting that comes from these fixtures REALLY defines the playfield and bleacher areas with a nice effect!
The three metal ramps are in place. Each is showing some surface rust but they could be buffed out or sanded and repainted to look like new. The three-tiered bleachers are in nice shape with original graphic panels/plastic protectors on each level, really the highlight of this playfield.
The metal surfaces of the bleaches, too, show surface rust in place. Above the bleachers and below the top playfield glass is a plexiglass panel that protects the glass plate playfield glass from getting hit by the balls as they are launched up the ramps. This plexi panel is painted in the back to cover the mechanicals behind the bleachers.
Gameplay features mirror those of real baseball including the animated pitcher and batter. The GREAT feature that this machine allows is that S-I-X players can compete in the same game! Most machines from this era allowed one, at most, two, players to compete.This one allows SIX players to challenge each other! And remember, you can set the machine to allow either one, two or three innings per game. For a home-use machine, this is a GREAT feature! Once you pitch and bat the ball, the outcome of your batted ball depends on which target hole or level of the bleachers your ball falls into. You can get a single, double, triple, or home run if you hit one of the three ramps and send the ball over the fence into the three levels of bleachers! And depending on how high over the fence you hit the ball, you can get bonus runs. But you can also get outs if you miss the "hit" targets! Three outs and your game, or inning, is over. Unique features are scoring holes immediately behind each of the three ramps that allow you more chances to get a result from your batted ball. But while one result is a home run if your batted ball goes in the center hole, the other two holes charge double outs!
The strategy is the same as in real baseball with the light bulb animated runners in the backglass moving to the correct base for every hit. The backglass keeps track of the score for each of the SIX players that compete in a single game, as well as the number of outs that you have. The machine also offers a 3 Way Match and Free Play Feature whereby you can win replays for matching your last score digit number to a random number that lights on the backglass at the end of the game, or by matching your score digit along with a lighted star on the backglass, or with two lighted stars!
This is a FUN game to play, especially when competing against others in a multi-player game. The cabinet paint appears to be original. In the past, the tapered portions of the side cabinet had split and fallen apart from the rest of the cabinet.
They have since been glued and nailed back together and are now sturdy. They look nice but when you look closely you can see some nail heads and the splits in the side wood. The cabinet and backbox corners have also been nailed to secure the joints There are some splinters of missing wood at the joints but nothing bad.
The cabinet is now secure. The original design and colors are on all sides! At this point, there are some noticeable nicks, chips, and scratches throughout. The clear wood surfaces around the pitch and bat controls, at the front cabinet corners, along the sides of the bottom cabinet, around the backglass/backbox, and legs are all in fairly nice shape, missing most of the clear finish and could all use a good cleaning.
The legs are missing their levelers and have a couple stray wood splits in spots but are still sturdy and easily and securely support the machine. The wood surfaces REALLY give this cabinet a nice look when added to the painted portions. With the original design and colors still in place, this machine offers a great opportunity to be taken back to original with new paint. In the end, it can be made to look like new.The original pitch/bat control bezel is on the control panel in front (it has a split in the metal on the right side but is barely noticeable when looking at it) with the two pitch buttons and bat lever in the center. Most times this original bat lever has broken away and is missing, replaced with a single button. The fact that this original lever is still in place is a huge benefit! Even both of the original bakelite handles are intact! The original wooden coin door is on the front panel with its original dime and quarter coin entry slides. There is a lock/key for the coin door as well as for the rear backbox door. The lock/key is also in place for the playfield side access that allows it to tilt upward from the left side to gain access to the underside of the playfield and bottom cabinet. The playfield glass is missing but is easy to replace from any glass shop. Assembled, this machine stands 6'-1.25" tall in the back, 6'-0.5 deep, and is 2'-0.25" wide. For transport, the legs can be removed, as well as the backbox.
When disassembled, the backbox is 3'-10.5" tall, 2'-0.25" wide, and 9.25 deep. The bottom cabinet/playfield is then 6'-0.5 deep, 1'-11.25 wide, and 2'-0.5 tall in the back.My preference is to work with a company that provides door to door service which handles all of the wrapping, loading, and hauling. If you are a baseball fan like me, this will make a great addition to your gameroom because it has all of the classic baseball features: a pitcher who pitches, a batter who swings his bat, and light bulb animated baserunners in the backglass that even run the bases! It also features THREE bleacher levels for your home run balls! But maybe best of all, it allows SIX PLAYERS to compete against each other in a single game! History has shown that these early baseball machines continue to be one of the most collectible machines from this era.
And with good reason, because they are great to play and fantastic to look at! Even just powered up and sitting idle, the lighting and "look" of this machine is SURE to draw people to it! The original cabinet design on this machine features woodrail moldings around the backglass frame and playfield sides, resulting in a machine that offers GREAT "lines, " just like collector cars are described. If your ultimate goal is to have a fully restored machine that looks and plays like new, without having to pay for that cost upfront, this machine is an excellent candidate for you. As hard as these machines are getting to find anymore, this one makes a great candidate for any gameroom and/or collection.It definitely has the ability to become the STAR attraction in your gameroom. I can guarantee that this machine won't see much down-time once you go through the mechanics because you will be playing it continuously! Please remember, this machine has been sitting in storage for YEARS so you will need to completely go through it cleaning and adjusting contacts prior to playing a game. All mechanical means are in place, though, to bring this one back to life! Not only does it offer great looks, but it also offers GREAT and REALISTIC baseball play! This is a nice opportunity to add one of the classic arcade machines from the 1950's to your gameroom and collection! And it bears repeating: SIX PLAYERS and up to THREE INNINGS per game! It doesnt get any better for a baseball machine than those two adjectives! The item "1954 Chicago Coin Super Home Run 6-Plyr P&B Baseball Machine with3 BLEACHER LEVELS" is in sale since Sunday, September 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Arcade, Jukeboxes & Pinball\Arcade Gaming\Non-Video Arcade Machines". The seller is "59redvette" and is located in Woodstock, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.