A 1957 Bally Sun Valley wood rail bingo machine in absolutely superb cosmetic and electro mechanical condition. Only around five hundred examples of this game were ever produced and very few survive. This has to be one of the best examples remaining. This very rare and desirable vintage bingo pinball machine was recently the subject of a three month total restoration. The electro mechanicals were completely overhauled, any parts required were replaced and all the lampholders were repaired or replaced. New lamps were fitted as required including all twenty five screen lamps. The game was totally stripped and the cabinet repaired structurally. Detail preperation was completed and the entire cabinet and back box were repainted using the original method of stencils and Cellulose paint. The woodwork was cleaned and polished, but was not refinished. Many new old stock parts were used to cosmetically restore the game, including the front rail A-B-C-D-E-F buttons and the ball shooter rod assembly. All the cabinet bolts were replaced with new stainless steel items. The wooden legs were refinished and fitted with new levellers and bolts. The playfield was stripped, cleaned and polished. All the metal springs, screws etc. were tumbler polished. The plastic posts and other parts were ultrasonically cleaned and then hand polished. It was then rebuilt with an all new rubber ring set and new instruction cards on the apron. A brand new tempered play field glass was also fitted. The eight pinballs in the game are brand new. The game was built as a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Bally company and still has the original label, which is in excellent condition, on the top apron. The game now looks fantastic and is playing perfectly. It is a rare opprtunity to buy a very rare Bally bingo game in unbelievable condition.
In 1957, when this superb Bally bingo first went in to operation, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time, three years before forming the Beatles! The Soviet Union launch the very first satellite, Sputnik 1, and the Boeing 707 jet airliner flies for the first time.