Arcade restorer puts new polish on old sleaze.

California’s Michael Ford likes to breathe life into dusty old arcade machines. But Ford decided to rummage through some of America’s older, dirtier forms of cabinet entertainment and make a good old-fashioned peep-show, spiffy and shiny and as dirty as it should be. He explains why he made it:

“I built the peep show because it represents a part of Americana that has been forgotten even though it represents part of our history only 40 years ago,” he told us. “These machines are almost impossible to find today because they are so rare. Almost all of them were thrown in the trash when they were no longer profitable for the operators and, unlike an arcade game, it is not something the average person puts in his or her home game room.”

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Lana Polansky