More interesting discoveries

The left popper assembly was broken: one of the two lugs holding it to the payfield had broken off. This is apparently a common fault with this assembly. Also, even though I thought it was by design, the metal assembly has a convex dent in the upper surface. This comes from the repeated hits from the pinball as its shot out of the popper:

Left popper assembly with broken lug and interesting bulge

The plastic lane guides had also taken a beating:

Plastic lane guide assemblies - or what's left of them

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