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Williams Rainbow had a feature where the ball went completely around the playfield before entering the playfield. If you shot the ball just right there was an entrance to the play field that, if you hit right, the ball would go through a gate and you would get a free game - you could get a free game just by releasing your ball even before the ball reached the entire playfield.

Rainbow was produced by Williams Mfg. Co., Chicago, IL (1944-1958) in 1948.

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 Rainbow was produced include: Flamingo, Ginger, Cyclone, Amber, Bonanza, El Paso, Dew-Wa-Ditty, Speed Way, Saratoga, and Gizmo


Name Rainbow
Developer Williams Mfg. Co., Chicago, IL (1944-1958) (United States)
Year 1948
Type Pinball
KLOV/MOG # 4936
Sub-Type Electro-Mechanical
# Maximum Players 1

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

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Rainbow Census

There are 14,898 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Very rare - There are no known instances of this game owned by one of our active members.

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

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Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Encyclopedia of Pinball, Volume 2 Bueschel (ISBN 1889933023) Page: 176; Black and white photo

Foto-Finder® (Billboard)

  1. November 6, 1948 - Page: 154

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