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Pinball Machine, World Beauties

Identifier:
2011.42.13
Description:
Standard size, arcade-style, stand-up pinball machine. The case is decorated with a geometric pattern in yellow, blue, and orange. The game is called "World Beauties", and features a beauty pageant theme.;This pinball machine is an excellent addition to the Museum's game collection. It is a classic piece that clearly demonstrates what a might have existed in a mid-century gaming arcade, bowling alley, or bar. Games like pinball are an important part of social history in twentieth-century America, and it is only fitting that the Museum have an example of one in its collections.;Modern pinball games developed during the Great Depression, as people with little disposable income sought cheap forms of entertainment.
Date:
circa 1959
Materials:
Metal, Glass, Plastic, Rubber
Current Location Status:
In Storage;On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Katherine And Robert Kimball
Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinball_machine
Exhibits/Programs
Game On (2012)

TOYS! (2018 – 2019)
The Grand Rapids Public Museum will present an interactive, multi-generational exhibition of toys and games sure to rekindle childhood memories and spark the creation of new ones.  This GRPM original exhibit will feature toys and games from the museum’s collections in meticulously crafted displays representing childhood in different eras.

TOYS! (2018 – 2019)
The Grand Rapids Public Museum will present an interactive, multi-generational exhibition of toys and games sure to rekindle childhood memories and spark the creation of new ones.  This GRPM original exhibit will feature toys and games from the museum’s collections in meticulously crafted displays representing childhood in different eras.
Makers/Donors
D Appleton And Company

Neyens, Wayne

Katherine and Robert Kimball

Melvin, Andrea