Jig-Saw (Rockola 1933)
This is an unrestored Jig-Saw, Rockola 1933) pinball. It has some unusual features.
The patent is 1949488..
- The coinslide is blanked off and the wood is painted the same color as the rest of the cabinet.
- The color is not the same as the other original games.
- The game has the bonus hole and label blanked off and painted green.
- There is a hole in the back of the cabinet, in line with the reset mechanism.
In discussions with Richard Bueschel, before he died, he suggested this game might have been one of the originals at the World Fair introduction. He had a picture of the Rockola stand which shows an attendant surrounded by Rockola games. The games were on free play and the attendant was resetting the games from the back. The blanking of the coin slide, the different color, and the hole in the back suggest this game might have been at the fair.
It is not clear why the game was percentaged with the removal of some pins, and the blanking of the top hole. Perhaps this was done to speed the play.
The game has not been cleaned. It has the shooter parts and a new set of puzzle piece springs in the bottom of the cabinet. A new set of reproduction ash legs are included. The legs have not been finished but do include the hole and levelers. The leg plates and bolts are also missing. While not shown in the pictures, there is a playfield glass but it does not appear to be tempered.