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Big-Bertha (Junior), 1934

Features: 10 balls for 5 cents. Kickers (2). A ball landing in the 'Free Shot Range Finder' hole fires both cannons. Landing in 'Advances Reserves' hole returns to the player all balls in outhole trough. The Junior version pin table was advertised as 41 inches long by 19 inches wide. It uses steel balls, has a solid-color coin door, two-toned cabinet, and the legs have light stripes. It has shooting cannons and ringing bells.
Manufacturer: Daval Mfg Company Incorporated, G.B., of Chicago, Illinois, USA (1934-1939)
Date of Manufacture: August, 1934
Players: August, 1934 / 1
Year: 1934
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Theme: Combat - Military - Historical - Wartime - Warfare - World War I
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Machine Type: Electro-mechanical (EM) 
Notes: This game was advertised by the manufacturer in the July 1934 Automatic World to be presented to the coin machine market on or about August 1st. The playfield uses a hyphen in the name 'Big-Bertha' while printed literature does not. There are subtle playfield differences between the Junior and Senior models. 'Big Bertha' was the name given to a certain large heavy-duty German-made howitzer used in World War I. It subsequently was used to describe any large German gun. This game was incorrectly identified as 'Big Brother' in the 1975 museum brochure Tilt!, Pinball Machines 1931-1958 and in The Coin Slot magazine (Fall 1987, page 65).
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