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Chicago Coin Bumper Pool Table Wanted

Chicago Coin Bumper Pool Table Wanted

I've recently been struck by an obsessive bout of nostalgia, and I can't get my family's old bumper pool table out of my head.

I've discovered through researching what our old table was: A 1950 to 1960s Chicago Coin Champion Bumper Pool table.

I loved the size of it (one of the few "big person games" I could play as a small kid), the sound of the balls rolling down the tracks and clinking together in the tray! I would love to bring one of these back into the family for the next generation of kiddos!

Any leads? Does anyone have one they'd like to sell? Or have you seen one for sale recently somewhere?

I don't mind doing renovations, so it doesn't have to be perfect.

Thanks, everyone!


Chicago Coin Bumper Pool Table Wanted

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  1. laurakpuser1479604123 on 11/19/2016 8:08:44 PM

    Hi Laura,

    Not sure you are still looking but I found a Chicago Coin Bumper pool table on Craigslist in Denver it appears to be in good shape and fully working including coin mechanism.

    Give it a look just go to sale items and type in Chicago coin, the asking price in todays ad was $450.00

    Today's date is 11/19/2016


    Champion Pool by Chicago Coin from the 1950's or early 1960's. Accepts 2 dimes per game. Plug in to get bumpers to light up. Can be played without plugging in. Coin op works great.

    $450 or best offer.






  2. laurakplaurakp on 11/20/2016 8:14:36 PM

    Thanks so much!

    It looks like exactly what I'm looking for! Funny thing is, I was just in Denver last week. (MN is where I live.)

    I wonder how much it would cost to ship something so big?

    My husband would probably have a cow.

    But this looks IDEAL!

    Thanks for keeping your eye out. I'll post back if I'm able to make it happen. :)

    Best wishes,

  3. laurakpuser1479604123 on 11/24/2016 12:41:59 PM

    I collect old electro mechanical arcades and it usually costs around $300.00 to ship most arcades of similar size, If you are still interested contact Michelle Bianchi direct at (630) 352-3312 to arrange shipping if you decide to buy the bumper pool as she can give you a price and make all arrangements.

    Hope this was helpful


  4. laurakpuser1528609520 on 6/10/2018 1:44:51 AM

    I have a Chicago coin bumper pool table and live in northern Minnesota

  5. laurakplaurakp on 6/10/2018 11:17:11 AM

    I'd love to see photos of your Chicago Coin bumper pool table, and hear what you might be asking for it.

    Also, where in Northern MN?

    Thanks in advance!

  6. laurakpuser1533853782 on 8/10/2018 10:48:07 AM


    I don’t know if your still interested but I have a 1955 coin-operated 3-hole bumper pool table. It is in pretty good shape and everything is original. All the pool cues, balls, chalk come with it, and I even have the original keys to open the slots which are all functional. I also have the exhibits 3-hole skill game that originated with the table in 1955.

    It’s quite a collection.

  7. laurakpuser1543807263 on 12/2/2018 7:21:04 PM

    We have this bumper pool table available for sale, if anybody is on this thread and interested still (Laura, :) )

    I live in Des Moines, Iowa and would be able to deliver for an additional fee if interested. We were just going to put it on Craigs list but found this site first.

    We are asking $1000 or best offer. It is wired for lights and has lights but don't think they work, but they probably could with someone that knows what they are doing and wants to restore it.

    There are some extra parts too like bumpers and rubber rings.

    My Dad bought it from a bar in the late 1950's. The coin mechanism was taken out then, but it still has original sticks and all balls.




  8. laurakpuser1541557748 on 12/2/2018 8:10:11 PM

    I live in northern Indiana and currently looking for re-felting options for my 1950's coin operated bumper pool table.

    Any help or recommendation on that?

  9. laurakpMikeOD on 12/6/2018 12:29:00 PM

    I live in the Midwest and have an old Pla-Pool 3 hole bumper pool table for sale.

    It is a Pla-Pool bumper pool table made by Marvel Mfg of Chicago, IL. It has the third center hole. Note the end holes are about four inches from bumper to allow banking ball in from the back.


  10. laurakpRobbie273 on 4/17/2019 5:10:38 PM

    I am also looking for a Chicago Coin Clover Bumoer Pool Table.

  11. laurakpuser1564929220 on 8/4/2019 2:33:40 PM

    Here's my Chicago Coin bumper pool table.


  12. laurakplaurakp on 8/12/2019 7:09:10 PM

    I haven't checked this question for a long time, and I am bummed to see there have been several posts in reply to my quest to find a coin-op bumper pool table.

    The most recent post by you, @user1564929220, looks great!

    • Are you selling it?
    • If so, where are you located?
    • Can you provide more pictures of the inside of the bumper pool table, etc?
  13. laurakpuser1581378712 on 2/10/2020 3:51:53 PM

    @laurakp, I have the exact Chicago Coin bumper pool table you are looking for.

    I have the legs off right now for transport and storage. It's in a little bit rough shape but not bad.

    I live in Minnetonka, MN. I'd be willing to let it go pretty cheap.

    You can text me if you like, at (612) 232-4729

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Chicago Coin Bumper Pool Table Wanted

  • Title: Chicago Coin Bumper Pool Table Wanted
  • Author: (Laura Knobel-Piehl)
  • Published: 6/12/2016 5:57:48 PM