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Booz Barometer

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For a nickel the person tries to drag a sawed off screwdriver over a multi-bent rod and keep the screwdriver from touching the rod or the Bell rings and the tool sparks. The Booz Barometer inspired several very similar games over the next half century, including the Challenger game of the 1960's.

Booz Barometer was produced by Northwestern Corp. in 1950.

Northwestern Corp. released 79 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1911. Northwestern Corp. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Northwestern Corp. during the time period Booz Barometer was produced include: 49 Ball Gum, Dual Nut, Northwestern 49, U.S. Postage Stamp Vendor, Northwestern 40, Hot Nut Dual Nut, Hot Rod, Vendor, Jet, and Northwestern Tab Gum


Name Booz Barometer
Developer Northwestern Corp. (United States)
Year 1950
Type Arcade
KLOV/MOG # 1129
Sub-Type Counter game
Class Wide Release
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Booz Barometer KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.68 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.60

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.50
Fun (Solo) 2.00
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Booz Barometer Census

There are 14,826 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,880 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 8 known instances of this machine owned by Booz Barometer collectors who are active members. Of these, 8 of them are original dedicated machines.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. An American Premium Guide to Coin Operated Machines Ayliffe (ISBN 0896890244) Page: 224; Black and white photo
  2. American Premium Guide to Jukeboxes and Slot Machines : Identification and Value Guide Ayliffe (ISBN 0896890554) Page: 212; Black and white photo
  3. An American Premium Guide to Jukeboxes and Slot Machines Ayliffe (ISBN 0-89689-082-1) Page: 233; Black and white photo
  4. Arcade Treasures Kurtz (ISBN 088740619X) Page: 167; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Tabletop

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2013 1 510.00 510.00
2015 1 354.00 354.00
2016 1 732.00 732.00
All Years 3 510.00 532.00


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