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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:21 am    Post subject: Munro 975 Reply with quote

For about the last ten years I've been looking on this side of the pond for a classic table hockey game.

I deserve this



This one is extra special because it was the first Munro game I ever played on.

A kid down the street had this one when we lived in Calgary.
One winter 5 or so of us would get together on Saturday nights and play it.



The last patent was 1963, so it would be newer. Would anyone know the year?



There's also been some talk about table hockey in Sweden here on the forum lately. This game was sold in Sweden. There's 975X on the box.
I take it the X is for export.



It's in pretty good shape. I'd guess it's only been played a few hours over the last 40 some odd years.
I think there were three pucks issued with this game but the magnetic puck didn't come with it. Should be complete otherwise.




The one thing that bugged me about Munro was that they didn't have the crests on the players.
I'd love to put Gump in the net but I don't have the heart to change it.
It's tempting Rolling On Floor Laughing



Got a good deal on it too. Shipping cost almost as much as I payed for it.

As fate would have it, I found a Munro Hot Shot in the same condition.
If we would have had a Swede or two on the forum I would have given them a heads up on that one Devil

Steven
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:15 am    Post subject: Munro 975 Reply with quote

What do know...Gump can still suit up and get it done! Go Gumper! Not Worthy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Steven. That Munro was the exact version I grew up on as well! Played thousands of games and bought 12 other teams for it in 1970. I loved the wooden puck - I never really used the roller or magnetic pucks.
I still have the game, but the condition is not as good as yours. Sad
A great find for you - it should bring back a lot of good memories!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:50 am    Post subject: Way to go! Reply with quote

Congratulations on re-aquiring your childhood hockey game. I did the same and know how happy I was when I got it in the mail. Way to go you deserve it!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooops. I didn't save the last picture after I resized it to 550 pixels. It's been corrected. Sorry Paul.

Gump was one of my favourite players back then. A real charactor. Eddie Shack was another.

Reggie, My son was impressed with the roller puck but it didn't take too long before we switched over to the wooden one. I'll be very happy if I can get this game into the condition you say yours in in. It got played about 4 hours on the weekend, so I've got a lot of catching up to do. I don't think I'm going to come across any Munro teams over here so I'll try cutting a few out of metal and see how that goes.

Buyer beware when buying a Munro with plastic gears and a roller puck. I had an Orr game years ago with the roller puck and it played great with that. It had the plastic gears and I'm sure the weight of the roller puck that came with it led to the demise of a right winger after a few years.

We had a Coleco at home, so this wasn't my first game, only the first Munro I played on. Yes, I remember how happy you were when you got your Orr game 25tigers. My offer to help with the crests and uniforms still stands if you decide to do that.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked up it's little brother a few weeks ago to go with it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure the 975 was made in 1967.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats. It's a nice score when you find the game thats important to you, especially as far away as you are. Let us know if you need stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any of the ones I found on the interweb say 1963, but that's only on the games because of a patent. '67, the centennial year. I bet your right John.

Thanks Steve. Finding games here is like pulling hen's teeth but parts would be impossible. Good to know your out there with quality stuff when I need something Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1963 is on all of the games. It's the last registered patent date.
To determine the year that it was made you need to look at the model number. All Munro models starting in 1963 had 3 or (later) 5 digits.
They all start with 9. the second number is the year that it was made in the 1960's. The final number(s) refer to the specific type made that year.
Just look at the second number.
9(7)5 = 196(7)
9(3)4 = 196(3)
I think in 1962 the model code was H-(2)9 = 196(2)

Many sellers on ebay simply list the patent date, 1963, incorrectly, as the year it was made.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great to have that info. Also saves me the embarrasment of posting pics of my rough looking 964 to find out something about it....

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