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AN ELECTRO-MECHANICAL MATA HARI PINBALL MACHINE
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AN ELECTRO-MECHANICAL MATA HARI PINBALL MACHINE

MADE BY BALLY, 1977

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AN ELECTRO-MECHANICAL MATA HARI PINBALL MACHINE
MADE BY BALLY, 1977
Designed by Jim Patla; artwork by Dave Christensen.
The reproduction back glass depicting the exotic dancer and spy, Mata Hari, handing a map to a gentleman with the words "The secret map, Baron". Serial number 1105/170. In full working order. A copy of the original manual and schematics included with the lot.
52 in. (132 cm.) in length; 53 5/8 in. (136 cm.) in length including plunger; 22 in. (56 cm.) wide at front of game; 30 5/8 in. (78 cm.) wide at rear of game and back glass; 71 7/8 in. (182.6 cm.) high from floor to top of back box (with 2 in. (5 cm.) variation with leg levellers; 37 5/8 in. (95.5 cm.) high from floor to top of cabinet at front
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All sold and unsold lots marked with a filled square in the catalogue that are not cleared from Christie’s by 5:00 pm on the day of the sale, and all sold and unsold lots not cleared from Christie’s by 5:00 pm on the fifth Friday following the sale, will be removed to the warehouse of ‘Cadogan Tate’. Please note that there will be no charge to purchasers who collect their lots within two weeks of this sale.

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One of the rarest Electro-mechanical games ever made, the Mata Hari pinball machine is one of only 170 made before it was converted into a solid state game. Only 5 or 6 examples are believed to exist in Europe.

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