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Big-Bertha (Senior), 1934

Features: 10 balls for 5 cents. The Senior version pin table was advertised as 46 inches long by 22 inches wide. It uses large glass marbles, has a marbled coin door, marbled side panels, and the legs have dark 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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