Humpty Dumpty [Model 1]

The Pinball by Gottlieb & Co.

Not emulated in MAME

DESCRIPTION

[COIN-OP] Pinball

Humpty Dumpty © 1947 Gottlieb.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Humpty Dumpty [Model 1] the  Pinball
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Model Number : 1

TRIVIA

Released in October 1947, 'Humpty Dumpty' is the first pinball machine manufactured with flippers. Harry Mabs, a Gottlieb employee, invented the flipper. David Gottlieb wanted to name this game 'Flipper' but a legal check found a patented countertop game that had a manual bat, 1932's "Flipper [Smith Mfg. Co.]".

6,500 units were produced.

STAFF

Design by : Harry Mabs
Art by : Roy Parker

PORTS

Computers:


PC [Microsoft Windows] [CD-ROM] (1998) "Microsoft Pinball Arcade"

SOURCES
Machine's picture.
100 ans de Machines à Sous - Jean Lemaitre - Éditions Alternatives - 1997 - Page 76
Automatic Pleasures - The History of the Coin Machine - Nic Costa - 1988 - Page 134

Page last modified on July 04, 2012