PTC and Skee Ball Tables

Tuesday, December 18, 2001 5:14 PM
I just found out that PTC built skee ball machines.  Anyone know anything about that or have one?
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Daniel "PING" Haverlock
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Tuesday, December 18, 2001 5:53 PM
I assume they were called something else since "Skee Ball" is a trademark?

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Tuesday, December 18, 2001 6:08 PM
That is odd...have they made other games and such?
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Tuesday, December 18, 2001 9:50 PM
During my interview with Tom Rebbie of PTC at IAAPA, I learned that Skee Ball (along with Whurlitzer i believe) was actually part of PTC at one time. However, they eventually sold their part of Skee Ball and stuck with coaster building.

Matt

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Wednesday, December 19, 2001 5:44 AM
PTC's contributions to the entertainment industry were virtually unparalleled during the First Golden Age...much more than coasters/trains.  Tom Rebbie should get a TON of work these days just building/repairing/replacing trains on all these wooden coasters operating well below specs...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2001 3:07 PM
Skee Ball was origianlly built and marketed by Wurlitzer's coin op division. They sold the rights to Philadelphia Toboggan Co. The games were manufactured in the same plant as the coaster cars.A few years ago the business was sold to the people running the division about the same time that Tom Rebbie and co. took over PTC.
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