'Miss Universe' was a Bingo pinball machine, produced by Bally, in America, in 1975.
Selected for its age, aesthetic condition, and because the electro-mechanical components were no longer working, this 'Miss Universe' back-box scoreboard has since been repurposed, transformed into an illuminated functional coffee table, with a magazine rack.
First the electro-mechanical components were stripped out, removing the bulk of the weight. These precious component parts, were offered to local pinball restorers.
The back-box scoreboard was then fitted with a wooden magazine rack, replacing the area where the cabinet and playfield was removed, and fitted with wooden legs using chunky nuts and bolts.
All the wooden components are handmade using Ash wood to match the backbox. The Ash has been oiled with 3 layers of Danish oil for a natural, low lustre finish.
The table has been fitted with a 3 Core Vintage Gold Silk Covered Flexible Cable, attached to a tough plug, fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse, attached to a junction box, and connected to long life, warm white, twinkling LED lamps; 18 of the 120 LED bulbs twinkle.
The original glass top has been replaced with toughened safety glass.
Dimensions: H65cm x W75cm x L115cm
* Please be advised that this piece is a repurposed pinball machine which no longer functions to be played, but appreciates the aesthetics, history and memory of the pinball machine.
* At the time of being purchased for repurpose, the machine was 38 years old. This machine has not been restored, it was purchased for the appreciation of natural wear and tear that comes with age. Though such wear and tear adds to the aesthetics of this vintage piece, it does not effect the stability of its structure.
* Should you wish to arrange collection of your item, then your delivery charge will be refunded.
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Also note - as these sculptures operate on UK voltage (220-240 V 50 Hz) you will need a voltage converter to use them overseas.