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3 Jokers, 1970

Features: Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (5), Slingshots (2), Standup targets (4), Kick-out hole (1), Playfield spinner, Up-post between flippers.
Manufacturer: Williams Electronics, Incorporated (1967-1985) [Trade Name: Williams]
Date of Manufacture: November, 1970
Players: November, 1970 / 1
Year: 1970
Model Number: 392
Theme: Cards/Gambling
Design by: Norm Clark
Art by: Christian Marche
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Machine Type: Electro-mechanical (EM) 
Notes: The replay version of this game is Williams' 1970 'Straight Flush'. Pictured in this listing is a game having cabinet inserts from a Sample 'Straight Flush'. Specifically, the backbox is tagged '3 Jokers' as serial number 65382 while its insert is tagged as a Sample 'Straight Flush' with handwritten number 70 (or 76). The lower cabinet is tagged '3 Jokers' as serial number 65384 while its motor board is tagged as a Sample 'Straight Flush' with handwritten number 61. Although the backbox replay unit is operational and can award replays, the '3 Jokers' backglass correctly does not have a replay window on it, thus the game mode on the 'Straight Flush' backbox insert has been set to Add-a-Ball. The cabinet serial numbers on this game do not fall numerically close to the few other serial numbers we have for the production version but instead fall within the known number range of an earlier game 4 Aces from March 1970, suggesting the cabinet was created around that time. We can only theorize that Williams purposely placed Sample backbox inserts from Straight Flush into a '3 Jokers' game. This theory is supported by the fact that the Sample tags, while having different two-digit numbers between them, each have '3J-(4)' written on them, which might suggest this was the fourth '3 Jokers' sample game. Until we receive a better explanation for this data, we will mark these game images as Sample Game. The production game pictured in this listing also has a replay unit minus the replay wheel and this unit is likely disabled. We suspect others in this production run are equipped the same.
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