|A WORD ABOUT BLACKGLASSES:||
We stock over 5,000 original backglasses and translites, we only show some examples here on the website because our stock continuously changes. It is always best to email us for availability, condition, and price.
The vast majority of our backglasses are original N.O.S. (New Old Stock) pieces. Please note that N.O.S. does not necessarily mean perfect. We recommend that you email your request to us on any title you are interested in. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond with the availability, overall photographs front and back with detailed photographs of any scratches, and blemishes. We will also quote a price on the glass, and information on the availability of trim sets.
Trim Sets: Includes the stainless steel lift channel, top and sides plastic trim. Our lift channels are made from American made “Auto Brite” stainless steel, these will remain blemish and rust free for years. The charge for the lift channel is $30, the trim edges are $5 each. We install all trim set free of charge.
Shipping: All glasses are sent UPS fully insured in customized super strong 275 test cardboard boxes. We can safely ship 2 glasses in one box. The cost of shipping is $75 East of Chicago and $95 West of Chicago in the Continental U.S. We do offer International shipping with DHL. Send full address for a shipping quote.
Breakage: If the unfortunate happens, we will replace the glass at no additional cost. If no replacement is available, we will refund the full price of the glass and shipping charges.
Pick-up: You are always welcome to come to us and pick up your glass. We will wrap it for free and place protective corners on it too. Pick-up is also available at the Pinball shows we attend and support during the year.
Backglass VS Translite: A backglass is where the artwork is inked (yes they used ink and not paint) onto a sheet of glass by the process of silk screening. These were done from the 1940’s to early 1990’s. By the mid 1990’s, manufacturers switched to translites, where the image is transferred onto a plastic sheet which is they placed behind a clear sheet of glass.