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Chicago Coin

Founded date January 01,1931

Chicago Coin was a pinball machine manufacturer founded in 1931. The company was sold to the Stern family in 1977 and thus became Stern Electronics, Inc.

Chicago Coin

Company Name Chicago Coin
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City Chicago
State Illinois
Country United States of America
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Date founded Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1931
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Early Years

Chicago Coin was founded in 1931 by Lou Koren, Sam Gensburg and Sam Wolberg making them one of the earliest manufactures of pinballmachines. Some of their main competitors were Gottlieb, Williams Electronicsand Bally Technologies. In the mid to late 1930's the company saw success with machines such as Beam-Lite, Majors(novelty and free play versions), Turf Queen, Rapid Transit and Home Run(1937) which sold 5703, 4554, 3470, 3266 and 3093 units respectively. However, in the post-flipperless era (mid to late 1940s) the company struggled with the image that they were an inferior company to its competitors due to not being as innovative and having inferior quality.

Selling to the Stern Family

In the early to mid 1970s the company tried to shake its bad image by trying to be more innovative by releasing things such as video pinball machines (i.e Super Flipper), skeeball tables and arcade game consoles (i.e TV Football) among other things. However, the company continued to struggle and eventually was sold to the Stern family in 1977 becoming

Stern Electronics

. Stampede and Rawide were two of the last games to be released by the company.

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Action

Action

A pinball machine made in 1969 by Chicago Coin.

Astronaut

Astronaut

A pinball machine made by Chicago Coin.

Bronco

Bronco

A pinball machine made by Chicago Coin.

Champion

Champion

A pinball machine made in 1949 by Chicago Coin.

Catalina

Catalina

A pinball machine made in 1948 by Chicago Coin.

Casino

Casino

A pinball machine made in 1972 by Chicago Coin.

Capri

Capri

A pinball machine made in 1956 by Chicago Coin.

Big Casino

Big Casino

A payout pinball machine made in 1936 by Chicago Coin.

Cadet

Cadet

A payout pinball machine made in 1938 by Chicago Coin.

Bump-A-Lite

Bump-A-Lite

A payout pinball machine made in 1937 by Chicago Coin.

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Action

Action

A pinball machine made in 1969 by Chicago Coin.

Astronaut

Astronaut

A pinball machine made by Chicago Coin.

Bronco

Bronco

A pinball machine made by Chicago Coin.

Champion

Champion

A pinball machine made in 1949 by Chicago Coin.

Catalina

Catalina

A pinball machine made in 1948 by Chicago Coin.

Casino

Casino

A pinball machine made in 1972 by Chicago Coin.

Capri

Capri

A pinball machine made in 1956 by Chicago Coin.

Big Casino

Big Casino

A payout pinball machine made in 1936 by Chicago Coin.

Cadet

Cadet

A payout pinball machine made in 1938 by Chicago Coin.

Bump-A-Lite

Bump-A-Lite

A payout pinball machine made in 1937 by Chicago Coin.

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