World’s greatest Williams Pinball Machines

WMS Industries, Inc. the American electronic gaming and amusement manufacturer has roots going back to 1943, to the Williams Manufacturing Company, that was founded by Harry E. Williams. Manufacturing now very collectable electromechanical machines like Beat Time, Apollo and Gold Rush, it was only a matter of time until Williams would produce solid-state machines.

Williams dominated the industry even as pinball declined in popularity.

In 1992, the company produced the licensed The Addams Family pinball, and sold 20,270 units, a record that still stands today.

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WMS Industries, Inc. the American electronic gaming and amusement manufacturer has roots going back to 1943, to the Williams Manufacturing Company, that was founded by Harry E. Williams. Manufacturing now very collectable electromechanical machines like Beat Time, Apollo and Gold Rush, it was only a matter of time until Williams would produce solid-state machines.

Williams dominated the industry even as pinball declined in popularity.

In 1992, the company produced the licensed The Addams Family pinball, and sold 20,270 units, a record that still stands today.

Williams made one last attempt to revitalize pinball sales with its Pinball 2000 machines that integrated pinball with computer graphics and embedded raster-scan displays. Unfortunately the innovation didn’t pay off, and WMS left pinball manufacturing to focus on the slot machine industry.

In this series we will explore the top 100 unique pinball machines that William offers starting with Star Trek: The Next Generation, Medieval Madness, Indiana Jones, White Water, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Monster Bash, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Funhouse, Fish Tales and The Getaway: High Speed II.