My interviewee tonight is Chris Dade, a man who has done quite a bit for the bingo hobby!
He has scanned, touched up, and reproduced many of the Bally bingo backglasses, as well as several of the bingo playfields.
He also started the Bally Bingos in Britain forums, located at http://ballybingo.fff.yuku.com/ - this is an excellent resource, with many clever people providing help and information. It also gives a neat window into the UK bingo scene for us folks in the US!
Take a moment and look over Chris' collection at http://www.ballybingo.co.uk/index1.html - click 'My Machines' to see his beauties.
He also has some great stories and other information on his website. He notes that whereas in the US, 20 replays would be a dollar, to earn a pound, you needed 80 replays! That's quite a jump!
Thank you to Chris for his patience and time answering my questions.