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An innovative pre-flipper.

Contact (Junior) was produced by Pacific Amusement Mfg. Co (PAMCO) in 1934.

Pacific Amusement Mfg. Co (PAMCO) released 65 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1931. Pacific Amusement Mfg. Co (PAMCO) was based in United States.

Other machines made by Pacific Amusement Mfg. Co (PAMCO) during the time period Contact (Junior) was produced include: Masterpiece, Metropolitan, Contact (Senior), DeLuxe Bell, Palooka Sr., Ticker, Contact, Lite-A-Line, Galloping Ghost, and Major League


Name Contact (Junior)
Developer Pacific Amusement Mfg. Co (PAMCO) (United States)
Year 1934
Type Pinball
KLOV/MOG # 14026
Sub-Type Electro-Mechanical
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Instructions Contact (Junior) Instructions Image

Game Play

The player launched the ball with a plunger. The ball then came down striking pins along the way. The object was to get the ball into holes to score points. Two holes had lightning bolts next to them. Another was the 'Contact' hole. You wanted to get two of the balls into the lightning holes then a third into the 'Contact' hole. This would eject the first two balls and ring a bell, allowing for more points. You had to keep track of your own points as the machine didn't do this for you.

Contact (Junior) KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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This was the first pinball machine to use electricity and sound. It was created in 1934 by Harry Williams, who would go on to found Williams Electronics and create such games as Defender and Joust, among others.

It was because of the success of Contact that electricity became a standard feature in all future pinball games.

Cabinet Information

This game was released in four styles: Baby, Master, Junior, and Senior. The difference was in the size, ranging from 40 x 76 cm counter top style up to 76 x 152 cm stand alone style.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Contact (Junior) Census

There are 14,842 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,933 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Owned - There is one known instance of this machine owned by an active member Contact (Junior) collector. It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit).

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

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The power for this game was provided by a dry cell battery. The balls were ejected from their holes by a solenoid.

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Encyclopedia of Pinball, Volume 2 Bueschel (ISBN 1889933023) Page: 0; Color photo
  2. Encyclopedia of Pinball, Volume 2 Bueschel (ISBN 1889933023) Page: 12; Color photo
  3. Pinball One: Illustrated Historical Guide to Pinball Machines Volume 1 Bueschel (ISBN 0866670475) Page: 165; Black and white photo

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