Chisel and Sand

More work on the alley to get the rest of the green cork off. The ramp really held the old cork well. I am able to chisel off chunks of cork but the burlap net is harder to remove. My chisel attempts are making gauges I will need to patch. I am getting the cork off with the chisel and will sand out the netting later.

Green Alley

After much of the sanding and scraping It seems these early electronics followed the old mechanical Brown sides, Green alley and Yellow toppers color scheme.

Right Side

The other side had holes drilled in it to allow “easy access” to a cable adjustment. Fill it ALL! Getting down to bare wood on this unit. Almost ready to paint.

Left Side

Begin Sand
Started restoring the Skee Ball Alley. So much sanding and filling to do.

I stripped off the cork a few weeks ago. I found an underlying layer of cork. I am not sure if the last repair involve dropping new cork over old or if there are supposed to be two layers?


After over year of searching I finally have the right manual and schematics for this Skee Ball. The Model E is a rare little beast and most of the information out there is for Model S or Model H


Karen wanted Skee Ball. She found a spot in the Basement to put an alley and I finally found one. Well, two actually. Hoping I can restore both, but may need to cobble one from the pair.