Imminent downsizing house move means I need to part with my. 1974 Williams Skylab pinball machine. This is a super rare machine - only 3,651 of these where ever produced in the USA in the first place - how many made it to Britain and how many of those survive is anyone's guess, but I'd imagine it's only one or two (it may only be just this one for all I know) - most of these will have gone to that great amusement arcade in the sky. This is a rare survivor especially in, in the areas that matter, being in such good original condition.The playfield finish is in great original condition - it takes close inspection to see any wear and is about as good as you could reasonably hope to find in a machine of this vintage. The plastics are all original and correct as are the bumper caps. All the plastics are in excellent and original condition. All the rubbers have been fairly recently replaced and are still nice and white. All the bulbs have been fairly recently replaced and all are working. The playfield is clean with all metal parts nice and shiny. The cabinet paintwork is original and, like the playfield, in about as good condition as you could hope to find in a machine of this vintage. It has remarkably survived without significant damage or any overpainting over the years. The backglass amazingly has no flaking. The chimes are present and correct and sounding great. The legs and coin door are correct and original and like the rest in remarkably presentable condition.
The apron and lock down bar are similarly correct and original, and are in very good condition. It has a lovely old electromechanical smell to its insides that I'm genuinely going to miss - although that may just be me! The metal cover to the back of the backbox is present. It amazingly comes complete with original documentation (see pic10) including. Stain to one corner which doesn't affect legibility.Reply card to send off for 1974 parts catalog free NB: this offer probably isn't still open! 2 original'instructions' cards with different play options. It's in full working order apart from a couple of points - these are the kind of thing that I suspect the new owner will probably be able to put right in very quick order.
One of the flippers has become slower to return to its rest position than it should be - so would benefit from attention. The 50-point scoring relay has developed a tendency to stick on and keep scoring - I've temporarily disabled the relay (with a bit of card) because this can get annoying - it's probably only a misadjusted or dirty switch at fault - if I find time to investigate and fix it myself I'll update the listing accordingly or, as I say, the new owner will probably find this an easy fix.
One of the original bumper caps has a small piece chipped from it - I have even kept the small piece, so there's a possibility of repairing that too. Has somewhat faded from its original red. It's priced to sell, and the price reflects the rarity of the machine and takes into account its minor faults, so no silly offers, please. It's collection only, please, on this one - I'm located in Byfield, which is a village between Banbury, Oxfordshire and Daventry, Northamptonshire. Cash on collection preferred on this one too, please.
The machine can be disassembled into body and head for transit and I can help you with the loading. With a machine of this age, what I can't do is offer any guarantees, but you can, of course, play the machine and see it working before taking it away. Any questions - please ask and I'll try my best to answer them. The item "Williams SKYLAB arcade pinball 1974 super rare machine space themed EM" is in sale since Sunday, April 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Video Games & Consoles\Coin-Operated Gaming\Pinball Machines".
The seller is "chandylionsden" and is located in Byfield, Northants. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.