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Bermuda, 1947

Features: 5 balls for 5 cents. Flippers (2), Passive bumpers (11), Kick-out holes (2).
Manufacturer: Chicago Coin Machine Manufacturing Company (1932-1977)
Date of Manufacture: November 16, 1947
Players: November 16, 1947 / 1
Year: 1947
Production: 2,500 units   (confirmed)
Model Number: 109
Theme: World Places
Design by: Jerry Koci
Art by: Roy Parker
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Machine Type: Electro-mechanical (EM) 
Notes: 'Bermuda' is the first flipper machine made by Chicago Coin. According to the Encyclopedia of Pinball Vol 1, designer Jerry Koci believed that Chicago Coin had invented the EM flipper before Gottlieb. While working on a baseball game in the summer of 1947, he had asked that a bat be put on a pinball machine. Chicago Coin didn't go for the idea and this decision allowed Gottlieb to be the first. Koci pursued for a patent on his EM flipper. Patent #2,520,283 [PIVOTAL BALL RETURN MEANS FOR PIN GAMES] filed January 30, 1948. Granted August 29, 1950 to Jerry Koci, Inventor. See also Chicago Coin's 1948 'Bermuda Roll Down'.
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