History

Here is a little bit about pinball (“me”) for those that were just born yesterday.

Although pinball has virtually died out since its demise in the 1990s, the legacy of the silver ball remains through a small but dedicated team of enthusiasts and collectors across
the world. With origins dating back to 15th Century France, pinball in its modern form was developed by British inventor Montague Redgrave manufacturing “bagatelle” tables in 1869.

 
In 1871, Redgrave added the iconic ball plunger, shrank the table to be more accommodating and added “pins” to the playfield. These innovations are acknowledged as the birth of pinball. Pinball became the focal point of entertainment in diners, arcades, pubs and clubs all over the world through the 1950’s to the 1990’s, most famously
the subject of the movie “Tommy”,

featuring a rendition of Pinball Wizard by The Who.

This one is a little old, but you can see somebody on the stage playing with my with granddad

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