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Black Jack, 1960

Features: Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (4), Slingshots (2), Standup targets (4), Kick-out holes (3), Gobble hole (1). Backbox has both bulb scoring and score reels. Player’s card score increases during play. Dealer’s score lites on backglass at end of game. Beating dealer’s score without going over 21 awards 1 replay. Replay wheel maximum: 47 Sound: bell, knocker Tilt penalty: game over. This game featured "Styling of the 60's" with a new cabinet design having anodized aluminum trim and tapered tubular chromium steel legs. A shelf with cigarette holder allowed for placement of drinks and increased the length by six inches. The plywood bottom was increased from 1/4-inch to 3/4 inch in thickness. Williams used this cabinet design on several games during 1960-1961.
Manufacturer: Williams Electronic Manufacturing Corporation (1958-1967) [Trade Name: Williams]
Date of Manufacture: November 22, 1960
Players: November 22, 1960 / 1
Year: 1960
Model Number: 242
Theme: Cards/Gambling
Design by: Harry Mabs
Art by: George Molentin
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Machine Type: Electro-mechanical (EM) 
Notes: Backglass and playfield are very similar to Williams' 1960 '21'. See Darts for Billboard articles about the introduction of this new-style cabinet to the pinball industry. We have removed Steve Kordek as the designer for this game. In the late 1990's or so, he composed a list of games that he had designed while at Williams and this game is not one of them. The manufacturer's original playfield drawing (not shown here) is stamped ORIGINAL, dated 4/1/60 and is signed by (Harry) Mabs (drawn by him, and much more sketch-like than his normal games, which were pretty accurately detailed). The manufacturer's Tool Room copy of this drawing (also not shown here) is stamped MASTER, drawn 7/12/60, completed 7/22/60. Williams documentation shows a production date of 11-22-1960 for this game while their Billboard announcement (shown here) indicates they shipped the game in the first week of November.
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