Lot 25

1968 Wood Pinball Machine Playing Field "Domino"

Estimate: $200 - $300

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$25 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
Featured in this lot is this pinball machine playing field from D. Gottlieb & Company's 1968 pinball machine titled, "Domino", created by Ed Krynski and manufactured by D. Gottlieb & Company. David Gottlieb, a Chicago-born businessman and inventor, established D. Gottlieb & Co. in 1927. During the pinball machine and other arcade game heyday of the 1940s and 1950s, the company was one of the industry's top producers. Pinball machines made by D. Gottlieb & Co. were renowned for being innovative, high-quality, and frequently embellished with vibrant, intricate artwork and designs. D. Gottlieb & Co. produced pinball machines in addition to other arcade games like mechanical baseball, shooting, and fortune tellers. The business was a pioneer in the development of the electro-mechanical pinball machine, which combined mechanical and electronic elements to replace earlier, purely mechanical designs. Until the 1970s, when the popularity of video games and other forms of electronic entertainment started to surpass that of pinball and other arcade games, D. Gottlieb & Co. remained a significant player in the arcade gaming industry. The company was eventually sold to Columbia Pictures in 1977, and after that, the Premier Technology Group bought its assets. Until the late 1990s, this company produced pinball machines under the Gottlieb brand. This is just the playing field of the pinball machine. IT shows a wood construction with metal and plastic game components such as the bumpers, targets and more. The decals show colors of red, blue, teal, black, yellow, beige and white and show colored circles and a domino game towards the bottom. The very bottom of the piece reads, "D. Gottlieb & Co." in blue lettering. The piece shows wear from its vintage age and use over the years with fading paint and missing parts to the playing field. the back shows exposed mechanical parts and wiring. The piece would make nice wall art. The piece measures 6 1/2" L x 20 1/4" W x 42 1/4" H.