Ann Arbor Michigan Pinball Museum Game Pictures
1954 Gottlieb Dragonette pinball machine

The 1954 Gottlieb Dragonette woodrail is one of the Gottlieb "double award" games. These games, pretty much all from 1954, allowed the player to put a second nickel into the game to turn on the "double award" option. Hence any replays won would be doubled. It was mixing gambling with skill pinball. Not like that hasn't ever been done before, but a lot of people seem to like this double award option. Gottlieb only did this on about eight woodrails in 1954, and then dropped the idea. Besides that, the score glass artwork on Dragonette is considered amoung the best by Roy Parker and Gottlieb. The game was an unlicensed them, loosely based on the TV show "Dragnet" (1951-1959.) Or at least, so it seems. Basically Gottlieb was trying to capitalize on this very popular TV show. There were 950 Gottlieb Dragnette games made.

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