Tim Arnold has been collecting and repairing rare pinball machines for decades. Now he’s looking for a protege to take the reins – otherwise it’s game over
Tim Arnold prizes his pinball machines. Customers, not so much.
He bought his first one at age 15 and soon began taking the contraptions apart to reveal their secrets. Later, in college, he discovered he could make more fixing pinball machines than he could ever hope to make in any respectable job.