Ira Mency: Pinball Wizard, Trash Finds, It's Baltimore Hon, Anything Goes Bally Fun Spot 1960
|I could not believe the playfield graphics were in perfect shape!|
|I had to look twice when I saw this sitting with original ephemera on it.|
Trust and believe that was ONE of my original deciding factors when 13 years ago I decided to move in the city. I'm not ashamed to say I am a "certified and qualified" trash picker. I'm not ashamed to admit it. The money you have spent on decor,and furnishings I have saved by "picking". I think 70% of my house furnishings, and decor came from curbside. They say trash is treasure but it's true.
|According to THIS Pinball Database Website, the Barrel of Fun also released the non-replay version called "Fun Spot." Photo Courtesy IPBD|
|1960 Bally Pinball Fun Spot Playfield curbside Baltimore.|
|I wonder how these graphics were done as they are so lovely..|
I plan on taking some of the hardware off this playfield, removing the lighting and removing all the wiring from the back. That will make it only a shell of a playfield and light enough to hang on the wall. Ironically the graphics are of a 1950's carnival and hubby works as a concessionaire. So there you go, a good home for this piece of trash that would otherwise be hogging up the dump. It's Baltimore (pronounced Bal-mer) Hon, anything goes.
Past Trashy Treasures Finds:
|Stained Glass Window (two cracks, one missing piece)|
Update : 1/2/16 I decided to sell my 1920's home and move to the country. I wonder how many of these old trash finds I'll have room for? The rest will be sold in my shop RetroChalet.