Wednesday, 12 November 2014

LOUIS MARX & CO. TIN PLATE BAGATELLE GAMES

LOUIS MARX & CO. TIN PLATE BAGATELLE GAMES 









Checklist For Marx Bagatelle Games (links lead to images in my photo-gallery).

COMPILING NOW - Last Updated 30/03/2015 - Merry-Go-Round Bagatelle added.

Marx Bagatelle Games (hand operated only).

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Bagatelle - inverted teardrop shape, c. 1955, U.K.
Acroball Bagatelle - circular, 26.00 x 28.50 cm, c. 1955, U.K.
All American Sport Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top.
Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 16.00 x 32.00 cm.
Barnyard Golf Bagatelle - circular, 1953.
Baseball Bagatelle - fan shaped with semicircular top, 30 x 28 cm, 1964 (n.b. a Schylling reproduction exists).
Basketball Bagatelle - Small 'pocket sized' game with aim-able plunger, c. 1960's , 6.00 x 14.50 x 6.50 cm., UK & USA.
Basketelle Bagatelle - Small 'pocket sized' game with aim-able plunger, c. 1960's , 6.00 x 14.50 x 6.50 cm.
Batman & Robin Pinball Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 28.00 x 56.00 cm, 1966.
Batman Batarang Bagatelle - rectangular with double plunger action (one plunger at each end). 9.00 x 52.00 cm, 1966, UK.
Battlefield Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 16.00 x 32.00 cm.
Bazooka Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 16.00 x 32.00 cm, 1953.
Boomerang Bagatelle - rectangular with rounded base and aim-able plunger, under and over action, 10.50 x 30.50 cm.
Bullseye Pinball Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 26.00 x 56.00 cm.
Camberwick Green Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 1966, U.K.
Championship Hockey Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top.
Channel Chase Bagatelle (Power Boats Version) - small circular, 19.50 x 18.00 cm, four section scoring section with lock/release mechanism,.
Channel Chase Bagatelle (Armada / Sir Walter Raleigh Version) - circular.
Circus Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top.
Combat Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 25.50 x 41.00cm.
Crazy Golf Bagatelle - fan shaped with semicircular top 36.00 cm wide approx..
Deep Sea Dive Bagatelle - Small 'pocket sized' game with central plunger, c.1960's, 5.00 x 17.00 x 4.00, UK & USA.
Dick Tracey Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 32.00 x 63.00 cm, 1967.
Dingaroo Jackpot Bagatelle - 1962.
Disney Dodgem Bagatelle - circular, UK.
Disney Score Shot - circular.
Donald's Acroball Bagatelle - circular.
Drop Thru Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 14.50 x 29.50cm, UK (UK version of the Scores N' Stripes Bagatelle).
Dr Who And The Daleks Bagatelle - circular (small), 1965, U.K.
Dr Who And The Daleks Bagatelle - circular, 26.00 x 28.50 cm, 1965, U.K.

Marx Dr Who And The Daleks Bagatelle
Dr Who And The Daleks Bagatelle -  rectangular with semicircular top, 1965, U.K.
Double Skittle Alley Bagatelle - rectangular with double plunger action (one plunger at each end - as for Batman Batarang Bagatelle). 9.00 x 52.00 cm, UK.
Fireball Bagatelle - circular, 26.00 x 28.50 cm, U.K.

Marx Fireball Bagatelle
Fireball XL5 Bagatelle - circular, 26.00 x 28.50 cm, 1963, U.K.
Flintstones Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top.
Funny Fliers Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top and spinner, 14.20 x 34.50 cm, 1970, U.K.
Helter Skelter Bagatelle - small circular, 19.50 x 18.00 cm, four section scoring section with lock/release mechanism, U.K.
Jack Pot Bagatelle - inverted teardrop shape.
Jet Bagatelle - circular.
Jetson's Pinball Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 1963.
Johnny Apollo Moon Landing Bagatelle version - Saturn rocket blasting off central in top section, Lunar module on moon surface at bottom - rectangular with semicircular top.
Johnny Apollo Moon Landing Bagatelle version - Lunar Module on moon surface with astronauts at top,   Apollo in space with Earth at centre left, Saturn rocket blasting off at bottom right. (n.b. representations of the spacecraft are not accurate) - rectangular with semicircular top.
Johnny Apollo Moon Landing Bagatelle version - astronaut on moon surface with Earth rise behind at top, capsule with parachutes about to splashdown at bottom, Saturn rocket blasting off behind plunger mechanism) - rectangular with semicircular top.
King Arthur Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top and spinner, 14.20 x 34.50 cm, U.K.
Kings Of Speed Bagatelle (Motor Racing Formula One Theme) - rectangular with semicircular top and spinner, 14.20 x 34.50 cm, U.K. BRIT PAT 712557.
Klown Katch Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 12cm x 8.5cm.
Ladder Ball Bagatelle - Rectangular.
Magic Roundabout Bagatelle - small circular, 19.50 x 18.00 cm, four section scoring section with lock/release mechanism, 1967, U.K.
Magic Roundabout Bagatelle - circular, U.K.
Merry-Go-Round Bagatelle - small circular, 19.50 x 18.00 cm, four section scoring section with lock/release mechanism, U.K.
Mickey Mouse Bagatelle - circular, 18.50 x 16.20 cm, U.K.
Mickey Mouse's Party Bagatelle - circular, 1977, U.K.
Monte Carlo Rally Bagatelle - circular, U.K.
Mr Men Bagatelle - circular, U.K.
Mr Men Band Bagatelle - circular, 1978, UK.
Noddy Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 1959, U.K.
Noddy Bagatelle - small circular, 19.50 x 18.00 cm, four section scoring section with lock/release mechanism, 1975, U.K.
Noddy's Joyride Bagatelle - small circular, 19.50 x 18.00 cm, four section scoring section with lock/release mechanism, 1960, U.K.
Noddy The Juggler Bagatelle - circular, 26.00 x 28.50 cm, 1959, U.K.
Nutty Mads Bagatelle - 1964.
Olympic Games Bagatelle - .
Paddington Bear Bagatelle - U.K.
Pinball Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 7.50 x 14.50 cm.
Pocket Pinball Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 7.50 x 14.50 cm.
Pop-A-Puppet Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 16.00 x 32.00 cm.
Popeye Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 22.50 x 34.50 cm.
Prehistoric Pinball Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top.
Public Enemy Bagatelle - circular.
Puppet Pinball Bagatelle - 1965.
Racing Bagatelle (featuring 1950's style racing cars) - circular, UK.
Rex Mars Planet Patrol Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, UK.

Rex Mars Planet Patrol Bagatelle

Rhubarb And Custard Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, c. 1975 U.K.
Rupert Bagatelle (Rupert The Bear) - rectangular with semicircular top, U.K.
Rupert In Nutwood Bagatelle (Rupert The Bear) - rectangular with semicircular top, 1973, U.K.
Robin Hood Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, U.K.
Rock N' Roll Bagatelle - .
Roulette Bagatelle - 1961.
Safari Bagatelle - .
Scores N' Stripes Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 14.50 x 29.50.
Shoot Th' Chutes Bagatelle - circular.
Shuffle Bowl Bagatelle - rectangular with aim-able plunger.
Sindy Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, c. 1975 U.K.
Skee Scor - rectangular with semicircular top, 5.00 x 15.00 cm.
Skee Skill Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top.
Ski Shot Bagatelle - circular.
Skor Ball Bagatelle - .
Soccer Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, U.K.
Soccer Bagatelle - fan shaped with semicircular top, 30.00 x 28.00 cm, 1974, U.K.
Space 1999 Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 26.00 x 36.00 cm, 1976, U.K. Featuring characters from the Gerry Anderson series.
Speedway Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 12.00 x 23.50 cm, U.K.
Spot Bowler - rectangular, 5.00 x 15.00 cm.
Spot Shot Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top.
State Fair Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 1964.
Step Ball Bagatelle - rectangular.
Stop 'N' Go Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top and spinner, 14.20 x 34.50 cm, U.K.
Strikes 'N' Spares Bagatelle - small circular, 19.50 x 18.00 cm, four section scoring section with lock/release mechanism. Bowling theme.
Take Off Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 16.00 x 39.00 cm, 1953?. USAF and Soviet jet plane theme.
Tally All Bagatelle - rectangular (all plastic).
The Big Game Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 25.00 x 41.00 cm.
The Big Score Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 30.50 x 61.00 cm.
The Black Hole Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 25.00 x 56.00 cm, 1979, U.K.
The Lone Ranger Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E - The Pinball Affair Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 30.50 x 61.00 cm, 1966.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E - Secret Code Wheel Pinball Game - as for "Three Keys to Treasure" with unlocking prize wheel containing plastic charms (pistols, rings etc.), USA. Made For Sears.
Three Keys To Treasure Bagatelle - 1961.
Thunderbirds Bagatelle - circular, 26.00 x 28.50 cm, 1966, U.K.
Thunderbirds Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 1966, U.K.
Tom & Jerry Bagatelle - circular, U.K.
Tom & Jerry Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 16.00 x 39.00 cm, 1970, U.K.
Torpedo Shoot Bagatelle - 1977.
Toytown Bagatelle - circular, U.K.
Treasure Dive Bagatelle - U.K.
Treasure Island Bagatelle (Version A - Marx logo by plunger) - rectangular with semicircular top.
Treasure Island Bagatelle (Version B) - rectangular with semicircular top.
U.N.C.L.E. Treasure Bagatelle - 1966.
Under-N-Over Bagatelle - .
Weather Game Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top.
Wells Fargo Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 38.00 x ? cm.
Wheel Of Fortune Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top and spinner, 14.20 x 34.50 cm, U.K.
Whirlaway Bagatelle - circular, U.K.
Wild West Bagatelle - rectangular with rounded base and plunger mechanism that can be aimed, under and over action.
Wing Shot Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top.
Wombles Bagatelle - circular.
World Cup Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top and spinner, 14.20 x 34.50 cm, 1966, U.K. Supplied in picture box featuring 'World Cup Willie'. Both bagatelle and box are marked with an earlier version of the Marx logo.
World Cup Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top and spinner, 14.20 x 34.50 cm, 1970, U.K. Supplied in generic 'Playline' box. Marked with later Marx logo. The tinplate back of the bagatelle is printed with a different scene from the 1966 version.
Yogi Bear's Circus Bagatelle - rectangular with semicircular top, 1958?.

History & Development



Louis Marx Bagatelle U.S. Patent 1953 (1)

Louis Marx Bagatelle U.S. Patent 1953 (2)



Boxes
Most, if not all, Marx bagatelle games seem to have been supplied in boxes.
Early boxes. Early boxes enclose the game and often have an artistic representation of the game on the upper surface.
Playline boxes. The phrase Play-Line was trade marked, in the USA, by Marx in late 1965 for their pinball/bagatelle games. Many bagatelle games were subsequently supplied in rather dull, generic boxes with an open window, displaying the actual game. They also feature the phrase Play-Line. These clearly saved the company money and made the games more profitable.

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