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Confucius Say,

Features: Bumpers (9), Kicker (1). Rotatable playfield under a stationary glass (so your drink doesn't get rotated away from you, etc.) The playfield was one of several that were interchangeable in the cabinet. The original power source was No. 6 dry cell batteries.
Manufacturer: Rotor Table Games Co, Incorporated, of New York, New York, USA (1935-1936)
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Machine Type: Electro-mechanical (EM) 
Notes: Manufacture year is unknown, between 1935 and 1937. This game has bumpers, and if it was made before December 1936, it may precede Bally's 1936 'Bumper'. If it was made in 1937, then the manufacturer lasted into 1937, rather than 1936 as previously believed. A company (likely a jobber) advertised reconditioned Rotor Table games for sale in The Billboard, May-2-1942, page 83, and included a picture of Confucius Says, indicating that many Rotor Tables have been on location for five years continuously. This could suggest a manufacturing date of 1937 for any of them. Patent No. 2,100,280 (Rotary Game Table) was filed April 16, 1935 and was granted November 23, 1937. It covered only the rotor table concept, and not any playfield components. The first pinball machine designed with scoring bumpers is Pacent Novelty's 1936 'Bolo'.
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