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Atlantic Pinball & Pinsetter

Atlantic Pinball & Pinsetter New England's source for Restored Vintage Pinball Machines, pinball repair, and pinball sales. We also specialize in Candlepin Pinsetters.

We specialize in the repair and sale of Vintage Pinball machines, we also repair Candlepin Bowling Pinsetters.

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Installing new pins is a rare, special event - and one of my personal favorites.New pins cost a ton of money, and are de...
10/10/2019

Installing new pins is a rare, special event - and one of my personal favorites.

New pins cost a ton of money, and are designed to last at least 12 years. A pin costs around $35, and 25 pins go into a machine. That's almost $900 per machine!

Installing new pins into improperly maintained machines will result in them looking old very quickly - so I never recommended buying new pins until the machines will handle them properly - and of course, our job is to maintain them properly. :)

We've taken MassGeneral Hospital for Children OLD SKOOL!After recording over 200,000 plays in just the last few years, t...
12/13/2018

We've taken MassGeneral Hospital for Children OLD SKOOL!

After recording over 200,000 plays in just the last few years, the Wizard of Oz (WOZ) pinball machine placed there by Project Pinball Charity needs some extra love and attention. We've been voluntarily maintaining the game regularly since it was placed on location, but it's time for us to take WOZ to the shop and do the in depth work that we just can't do on location.

With the cooperation of the staff at MGH, and Project Pinball, we have placed our Williams Firepower on location at MGH, while we give the WOZ a thorough overhaul. This will keep the kids flipping reliably in the interim, and show some of them how we played pinball back in the day!

06/14/2018

If you've ever wondered what it was like out back in a bowling center, this will give you an idea.

I flipped up the catwalk so you could see the pins below.

We work on pinball machines, and "pin and ball" machines (pinsetters) too!Candlepin Bowling is "bowling" in New England ...
06/14/2018

We work on pinball machines, and "pin and ball" machines (pinsetters) too!

Candlepin Bowling is "bowling" in New England and Eastern Canada. It is the toughest variation of bowling in North America, with a world record score of 245 for a single game (out of a possible 300).

Staying Alive
03/04/2018
Staying Alive

Staying Alive

The resurgence of pinball has allowed one lapsed fan to return to the classic arcade games of his youth—and the sense of euphoria they once inspired.

10/21/2017

Resurrected our third "Terminator 2" today. Still some minor tweaks before it goes home, but it looks great!

We used "The Force" and fixed this guy today!I love the Pinball2000 concept.  Too bad more games weren't made...
08/02/2017

We used "The Force" and fixed this guy today!

I love the Pinball2000 concept. Too bad more games weren't made...

Goodbye, "World Series"!  It was great having you around, but now you'll have a new home, and a new family.This is one o...
07/26/2017

Goodbye, "World Series"! It was great having you around, but now you'll have a new home, and a new family.

This is one of my favorite parts of this job!

One of the cool parts of fixing a pinball machine, is "testing" the pinball machine!  The Pinball fanatic in me loves pl...
07/07/2017
Testing: Williams "Flash" Pinball machine

One of the cool parts of fixing a pinball machine, is "testing" the pinball machine! The Pinball fanatic in me loves playing all of these different games, but I especially love playing them when everything is working right!

Flash is almost there... :)

7/5/17 - This pinball machine is being tested pending the completion of its overhaul. This is not a game for sale, this is going back to the customer after t...

We spent a long, hard day volunteering at Mass General Hospital today, overhauling their Wizard Of Oz pinball machine.  ...
07/03/2017

We spent a long, hard day volunteering at Mass General Hospital today, overhauling their Wizard Of Oz pinball machine. While we do regular maintenance on the game, and do service calls if it breaks, every year, we tear down the game and give it an overhaul, to keep it playing for years to come!

Project Pinball Charity, Jersey Jack Pinball

This Surf Champ hasn't worked in 25 years.Today, it celebrates its rebirth, as it has just cycled through its first comp...
06/30/2017

This Surf Champ hasn't worked in 25 years.

Today, it celebrates its rebirth, as it has just cycled through its first complete game!

Almost 2 years ago, Project Pinball Charity installed a Jersey Jack Pinball Wizard of Oz at the Massachusetts General Ho...
05/18/2017

Almost 2 years ago, Project Pinball Charity installed a Jersey Jack Pinball Wizard of Oz at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Since it's been on location, kids and families have played almost 25,000 games on it. It is the centerpiece of the play room, and it offers everyone a chance to have some serious fun, while battling an illness or recovering from am injury.

Atlantic Pinball and Pinsetter is proud to volunteer it's services to maintain the game, and help bring a little joy to young people and their families when they're going through rough times.

A new tube board going into Alley 9, propped in front of OBC's new sign!
03/22/2017

A new tube board going into Alley 9, propped in front of OBC's new sign!

They all made it home, safe and sound!
02/06/2017

They all made it home, safe and sound!

Three full games loaded up and ready to go!
02/05/2017

Three full games loaded up and ready to go!

Plain City boy is a pinball wizard
12/29/2016
Plain City boy is a pinball wizard

Plain City boy is a pinball wizard

A Plain City pinball player has won a world title.He's just eleven years old.Gregory Kennedy, a fifth grade student at Canaan Middle School, won first place in one of three junior division competitions at the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association (

Someone had asked me once, if you could make a game like Medieval Madness as an EM pinball machine (no computer, just ci...
11/06/2016

Someone had asked me once, if you could make a game like Medieval Madness as an EM pinball machine (no computer, just circuits and relays). I remember saying yes, you probably could, but the game would need its own room for all of the hardware to make everything run.

This might give you an idea of how big the room might need to be... :)

5MB IBM hard drive, 1956.

So this came into the shop...  :)
11/02/2016

So this came into the shop... :)

Yup, for National Coffee Day, we run on Dunkin!
09/30/2016

Yup, for National Coffee Day, we run on Dunkin!

Timeline photos
09/24/2016

Timeline photos

Welcome Scott and Liz Moore from Atlantic Pinball. They recently moved their shop to the third floor of the Sandpaper Factory in Rockland. Atlantic Pinball sells new and refurbished pinball machines and pin setting equipment. So, if your thinking about putting a bowling alley in your basement give them a call.

You can check out their website at... www.atlanticpinball.com or follow them on Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/Atlanticpinball

It's MOVING DAY today!Moving pinball machines isn't necessarily fun, but reliving some of the memories of certain games ...
09/24/2016

It's MOVING DAY today!

Moving pinball machines isn't necessarily fun, but reliving some of the memories of certain games are great!

For instance, this 1947 Williams Cyclone, which came back to life as a father/son project with Cam Moore, and a day at Pop Bumpers Pinball when Tom Dunford's son got the high score on it!

Good times indeed! :D

Sorry, forgot to update on Thursday...but NOW it's happy!
08/15/2016

Sorry, forgot to update on Thursday...but NOW it's happy!

Someone once said, "A clean machine, is a happy machine."If that's true, I figure this one is "so-so" right now!  :)
08/11/2016

Someone once said, "A clean machine, is a happy machine."

If that's true, I figure this one is "so-so" right now! :)

This beauty is going home today! :)
07/25/2016

This beauty is going home today! :)

Remember those old Pitch and Bat pinball machines?  Well, this beauty is heading home!
07/20/2016

Remember those old Pitch and Bat pinball machines? Well, this beauty is heading home!

When was the last time YOU did "The Running Man"?I'm doing it right now, but my version requires less dancing!  :)
07/13/2016

When was the last time YOU did "The Running Man"?

I'm doing it right now, but my version requires less dancing! :)

Only six more score reels, and some relays, and the head for Fireball is done!
07/07/2016

Only six more score reels, and some relays, and the head for Fireball is done!

Happy First Day of Summer!
06/20/2016

Happy First Day of Summer!

Today, I removed all of the "guts" from Fireball's head, and this is what I found!This backglass rocks!
06/20/2016

Today, I removed all of the "guts" from Fireball's head, and this is what I found!

This backglass rocks!

A Bally Fireball, in for an overhaul!The 1972 Fireball is considered to be many pinball collector's "Holy Grail" pinball...
06/12/2016

A Bally Fireball, in for an overhaul!

The 1972 Fireball is considered to be many pinball collector's "Holy Grail" pinball machine. This one will play like new shortly!

Timeline photos
05/30/2016

Timeline photos

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83 E Water St.
Rockland, MA
02370

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Atlantic Pinball repairs and restores vintage pinball machines. When games are made available for sale, sales include delivery, installation, and a one-year warranty. You can see our games in person, by appointment only.

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Ever come across a game called heat wave? From late 60's?
Huge special thanks goes out to Tracermedia for doing some incredible work on our website! Thanks to all their awesome work we now have links to each of our sponsors on our sponsors page of our website! Check it out!

http://projectpinball.org/sponsors/

Comet Pinball, IFPA - International Flipper Pinball Association, Little Shop of GAMES. Marco Specialties, NOVUS Plastic Polishes. PinballSTAR Amusements. Stern Pinball, Titan Pinball, Tracermedia, Twisted Quarter, 904 Pinball Zine, Atlantic Pinball & Pinsetter, Big John's Billiards, Flippers Variety & Arcade, Fun With Bonus, Holy Frijoles, Jersey Jack Pinball, Jim's Wheelhouse, Norman Love Confections, Pinball Hall of Fame - Las Vegas, PinGraffix, Pinside, Replay Amusement Museum, Rock Fantasy, TNT Amusements Inc., One Well Brewing, Mezel Mods

If you want to be a part of our sponsor list and be featured on our website contact us at [email protected]!

Thank you to all of our sponsors!!
Scott and Liz, thank you for choosing the Sandpaper Factory in Rockland for the new location of Atlantic Pinball. We're excited to have you in the building ...as long as you aren't throwing bowling balls around up there.
Pintastic this year?
This could be you some day:
Two games currently for sale: Gottlieb Top Score, and Gottlieb Card Whiz. For more info and pics, go to: www.AtlanticPinball.com
I love pinball, haven't done it in a long time. I used to be able to keep that silver ball on the board for quite a long time, racking up some pretty decent points! :D
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