Museum of the Game ®

International Arcade Museum® — Killer List of Videogames®

Peppy the Clown

MARQUEE PICTURE NEEDED FOR Peppy the Clown - Click for details on how to contribute.


The game is a creation of art all of its own. It looks like a regular arcade game but, it has some class to it. Instead of a screen inside that might show an action fighting game, there is a cute clown in a red, blue, and yellow clown costume that is made to be a marionette (puppet on strings). The top says "Peppy the Clown and the Three Ring Circus" It runs on dime. When the money is in place, circus music and an organ come on. There are four buttons on the front. You can make the marionette dance. You control both of his hands and feet. He moves his mouth and sings on his own. It would be a great hit at any local or party store. This game is run on an 8-track. Later on, another company made a game with the same puppet but it was called "Bimbo the Clown and the Three Ring Circus" Bimbo was supposed to be Peppy's twin brother. This is, in my opinion, the best arcade game ever!

Peppy the Clown was produced by Williams Mfg. Co., Chicago, IL (1944-1958) in 1950.

Williams Mfg. Co., Chicago, IL (1944-1958) released 191 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1944. Williams Mfg. Co., Chicago, IL (1944-1958) was based in United States.

Other machines made by Williams Mfg. Co., Chicago, IL (1944-1958) during the time period Peppy the Clown was produced include: Boston, Dallas, De-Icer, Tucson, Star Series, Nifty, Sweetheart, Dreamy, Lucky Inning, and Georgia


Name Peppy the Clown
Developer Williams Mfg. Co., Chicago, IL (1944-1958) (United States)
Year 1950 - 1956
Type Arcade
KLOV/MOG # 4545
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Peppy the Clown KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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.

Log in to rate this game!

More pictures

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Peppy the Clown Census

There are 14,906 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,155 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 5 known instances of this machine owned by Peppy the Clown collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 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. American Premium Guide to Jukeboxes and Slot Machines : Identification and Value Guide Ayliffe (ISBN 0896890554) Page: 230; Black and white photo
  2. An American Premium Guide to Jukeboxes and Slot Machines Ayliffe (ISBN 0-89689-082-1) Page: 256; Black and white photo
  3. Arcade Treasures Kurtz (ISBN 088740619X) Page: 51; Color photo

Foto-Finder® (Billboard)

  1. December 1, 1956 - Page: 82

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

eBay Listings

Click to search eBay for Peppy the Clown Arcade machines and related items.

Click to search eBay for Williams Mfg. Co., Chicago, IL (1944-1958) for machines and parts.

When you click on links below to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Such revenue helps to fund this site's operations. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.


  1. Log in to contribute content to this page
  2. Please consider donating to the International Arcade Museum Library