Meet the latest addition to our collection of all things Three Musketeers. This beauty now lives in the lobby of our office. And when it’s switched on, you can play for free! No centimes necessary!
That is a circa 1964 Rally Three Musketeers pinball machine. Pinball, or un flipper, was once all the rage in the cafés of France. The sad truth is that the age of pinball is coming to an end, according to this article.
Rally was a French company that manufactured interesting pinball machines in the 1960s. They made history in 1966 with the first digital scoring pinball machine. This one, their interpretation of the Three Musketeers, involved three voluptuous babes with swords.
Better than XBox!
It’s all in English, because in hipster 1960s France, that was the language of cool, of rock n’ roll caché. Here are some close-up details of the playfield with its garish colors, medieval lettering and even Cardinal Richelieu.
But the instructions are in French. Here are the cards with rules and prices – and not to worry, we’ve never wagered yet! Click on the photo to enlarge.
For more about Rally’s pinball machines, check out the Paris Pinball Museum, where we found this ad for our pinball machine. Très cool….
Dear customers, chefs and friends,
We are happy to report that D’Artagnan headquarters, in Newark NJ, has now returned to normal activities as power was restored.
While several of our team members have incurred damage to their homes, and are still without electricity, they are all here to resume work.
Our hearts go out to the thousands less fortunate than us.
We would like to thank our Mayor Cory Booker and his crew for a swift clean up. And huge thanks to all of you who called and wrote messages of sympathy and concern. We are humbled to be a part of such a caring community. And now we know foie gras doesn’t float.
Ariane Daguin, Owner and CEO
And The D’Artagnan Family
This morning, Newark Mayor Cory Booker came to D’Artagnan for a breakfast meeting with Ariane & Andy. And he’s a vegetarian! So we served him truffle butter on Portuguese rolls, quiche made with our duck eggs & mushrooms, our vegan terrine…& duck bacon. OK, he didn’t eat the duck bacon, but he did like the rest of the food! And he said that real men DO eat quiche.