Yuma Arizona (1950)

I picked up this charming 1950 woodrail near Seattle. It’s called Yuma Arizona and it’s made by United Manufacturing Company.

The machine is in pretty good condition overall. The backglass is near perfect.

Scoring on this machine is indicated by lights on the backglass. There are no score reels.

One of the cool things about this machine which makes it unique is the flippers – apparently called “Control Kickers” in Yuma, Arizona. They consist of two metal posts with a rubber between them. When they are activated, they pivot from the center post and form a ‘V” shape. This is opposite of what standard flippers do.

 

I have the wood coin door for it (not pictured) with the original coin mech. The coin return is the best part. It’s a groove in the wood with a metal bit to catch the coin. It’s pretty cool.

It is missing one of the flipper buttons. Hopefully I can track one down at Johns Jukes or Pinball Resource. It’s an odd little metal button. Worst case, I have to custom make one.