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Criss Cross ‘A’ Lite, 1935

Features: 4 balls per play, or 10 balls per play. Trap holes (10).
Manufacturer: Genco Manufacturing Company, of Chicago, Illinois, USA (1931-1958)
Date of Manufacture: February, 1935
Players: February, 1935 / 1
Year: 1935
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Design by: Harvey Heiss
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Machine Type: Electro-mechanical (EM) 
Notes: Genco revised the entirely mechanical Genco's 1934 'Criss Cross' by moving the mechanical score totalizer from the playfield to a lighted totalizer in the backbox. The aluminum casting on the lower playfield is smaller, increasing the distance between it and the outhole trough, and shows the manufacturer’s name where the totalizer used to be. A transformer was used for line power. According to the Encyclopedia of Pinball Vol 2, the first backglasses of this EM version only showed 'Criss Cross' above the lighted scoring. Genco modified the glass to add "A-Lite" to it, making the glass taller. This second backglass was never shown in advertising or flyers. The Billboard ad shows a game with the original backglass design, clearly emphasizing a backglass totalizer, yet its playfield inexplicably seems to also have the mechanical playfield totalizer.
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