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    Default Pachinko machines with the Apollo rocket on the game board

    I bought one at a flea market for $50 yesterday. I know zip about Pachinko but I love the artwork and am trying to determine the manufacturer and the time period that it was produced. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Pachinko machines with the Apollo rocket on the game board



    photos may help, there is a 2mb size limit, so you may need to make pics smaller before uploading

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    Default Re: Pachinko machines with the Apollo rocket on the game board

    IMG_7216.jpg

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    Default Re: Pachinko machines with the Apollo rocket on the game board

    Neat!
    The manufacturer name should be somewhere on the bottom front (red). The year the machine was in service (either the year of or a year after manufacture) is on the stickers on the lower right corner of the playfield (green):
    BAB2DEDE-980C-4CD9-BE76-9E18DE734E0B.jpeg
    Just remember that the year will most likely be during the Showa period, so add 1925 to the larger two digit number you see on the certification date sticker. As an example, here’s one from one of my machines:
    9BDFE44F-DE88-4935-BDA4-48DF2C1D37CE.jpeg
    The year is Showa 49, so add 1925 and you get 1974.

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    Thank you !
    There is writing on the bottom left of the machine. It says EX-100 and to the left of that, underneath the 'coat of arms' graphic, are 7 characters that I'm unfamiliar with.
    Could be just fun gibberish, for all I know.
    When I saw those alien/martian/space people and the Apollo rocket, I knew I had to have this!

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    When things don't go right the 1st time , Step back ,Take a break and come back renewed. RGS

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    Default Re: Pachinko machines with the Apollo rocket on the game board

    Quote Originally Posted by valier60 View Post
    ...underneath the 'coat of arms' graphic, are 7 characters that I'm unfamiliar with.
    Can you get a clear picture of the CoA & the 7 characters?
    If I were more familiar with less common machines I'd be able to identify it on sight, but I'm a n00b.

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    Welcome to Pachitalk
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    Default Re: Pachinko machines with the Apollo rocket on the game board

    IMG_7233.jpg Hey, Mr. Lazo! Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Pachinko machines with the Apollo rocket on the game board

    Yarrp. That's a National (ナショナル - "Nashonaru").
    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...-100-287697151
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Early-EX-10...p2047675.l2557

    Unfortunately, I know bugger-all about them, other than they're not as common as Nishijins or Sankyos.
    If you can get a legible close-up of the stickers on the lower-right corner of the playfield, I can get you a probable year of manufacture. That might give you enough info to find out more, if your Google-fu is strong.








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    Default Re: Pachinko machines with the Apollo rocket on the game board

    "Google-fu" LOL!

    IMG_7235.jpg

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    Default Re: Pachinko machines with the Apollo rocket on the game board

    Would you agree that the Showa is 51 and that this is a 1976 machine?

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    Default Re: Pachinko machines with the Apollo rocket on the game board

    You got it.
    The certification is for Showa 51 (down at the bottom), so 1976.

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    Default Re: Pachinko machines with the Apollo rocket on the game board

    Here's what I could find on the forum, so far:
    http://www.pachitalk.com/forums/show...light=National

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