pinball coin doors

Wide pinball-style door on a Williams Robotron.

Wide pinball-style door on a Williams Robotron.

“Pinball” coin doors are the doors that typically appear on pinball machines.  Their size is determined by the typical shape of a pinball machine.  They have to be wide enough to accommodate three coin slots and feed into a flat coin box.

Pinball doors were frequent on video games (all Williams, all Midway, early Atari).  In the early days of video, they were the only doors available, but after a few years many video games went to an over/under double-door.

Bally and Gottlieb doors were, naturally, pinball doors.

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