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Midget Hi-Ball Pinball Game

pinball machine

In June 1932 Peo Manufacturing released Midget Hi-Ball, a smaller, counter top version of its January 1932 pin game Hi-Ball. The Rochester, New York-based manufacturer is best known for creating the 1930 countertop game Little Whirl-Wind. That game proved so popular that other larger manufacturers produced dozens of imitations and variations such as Whiz-Ball, Spiral Golf, and Whirl-O-Ball. Suffering from fierce competition and too many larger companies capitalizing on Peo’s ideas, Peo was out of the coin-operated amusements business by the end of the 1930s.

  • Manufacturer: Peo Manufacturing
  • Material: wood | glass | metal | paint
  • Origin: Rochester, NY
  • Object ID: 114.2940
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