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Friendship 7 was produced by Williams Electronic Mfg. Co. (1958-1967) in 1962.

Williams Electronic Mfg. Co. (1958-1967) released 119 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1958. Williams Electronic Mfg. Co. (1958-1967) was based in United States.

Other machines made by Williams Electronic Mfg. Co. (1958-1967) during the time period Friendship 7 was produced include: Kismet, Batting Champ, Bobo, Highways, Hollywood, Extra Inning, Trade Winds, 3 Coins, 4 Roses, and King Pin


Name Friendship 7
Developer Williams Electronic Mfg. Co. (1958-1967) (United States)
Year 1962
Type Pinball
KLOV/MOG # 2483
Sub-Type Mechanical
Class Wide Release
Genre Unknown
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Friendship 7 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.85 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.20

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.00
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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Memory: "My dad Derrell G. Norman was the inventor of the freeballer. He went to work for Jack Sprott Sr. at Central Music in Temple Tx back in the 50's and 60s. It was there he invented the free ball pinball machine and he converted a free game machine to his free baller. In Texas, free games were illegal because it seemed like gambling to the politicians. 6 months later the Williams company came out with Derrell's free baller. It was called the Friendship 7. If you remember that one you are showing your age. Bally Company immediately followed with their own free ball version. The free ball concept is still in use by every manufacturer. Throughout his career working on electronic games and jukeboxes he made many improvements to amplifiers, dollar bill acceptors, turntable mechanisms both mechanical and electronic. He would always tell the manufacturer about his improvements. They would many times send someone personally to see him. He never asked for anything from them and I remember one instance where he turned down a check from Rockola. It was his love to work and repair the best he could. That was enough for him."

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Friendship 7 Census

There are 14,825 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 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 3 known instances of this machine owned by Friendship 7 collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Friendship 7 machine for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Friendship 7.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Arcade Treasures Kurtz (ISBN 088740619X) Page: 68; Color photo
  2. Encyclopedia of Pinball, Volume 2 Bueschel (ISBN 1889933023) Page: 237; Black and white photo
  3. Pinball An Illustrated History Colmer (ISBN 0451799666) Page: 9; Black and white photo Price guide: No
  4. The 1993 Pinball Price Guide Bieza (ISBN ) Page: 50; Black and white photo
  5. Pinball Compendium : 1930s - 1960s Shalhoub (ISBN 0764315277) Page: 143; Color photo

Foto-Finder® (Billboard)

  1. July 28, 1962 - Page: 49

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