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Antique Gottlieb Grip Test Strength Tester Coin Op Trade Stimulator Penny Arcade For Sale

Antique Gottlieb Grip Test Strength Tester Coin Op Trade Stimulator Penny Arcade

Offering for sale by sale at this guaranteed original 1940s Gottlieb Deluxe Strength Tester.

PLEASE VIEW ALL PHOTOS AND WATCH THE VIDEO (BOTTOM OF LISTING)

PLEASE SEE MY OTHER LISTINGS - I HAVE ANOTHER GREAT STRENGTH TESTER LISTED AS WELL

This is a great specimen – having been tastefully restored with enough of the original elements remaining to give it great appearance (and retain value!). The metal handles are all ORIGINAL – no welds or repairs -- they have some minor pitting and wear here or there but overall great with excellent original patina. The METAL DIAL is ORIGINAL. Note that many of these restored grip testers have decals over the original metal dials - - not this one! All of the internal cast parts are also original to this machine. Even the round window is OLD GLASS – having some minor glass imperfections but showing very well. The cabinet was stripped, sanded to bare metal and re-painted by an AUTO SHOP - - very nice finish. The inner workings were all cleaned and re-assembled and tested. There is a new lock with keys. Historically accurate decals were applied to give the machine its finishing touches.

It is currently set to be moderately challenging to squeeze the handle enough to ring the bell. Note that the machine can easily be adjusted to ring the bell sooner (lower value on scale) or you can turn up the spring to require MORE grip to move the pointer. It's a well-engineered amusement machine.

This is a great arcade machine that will make a fun addition to any coin-op collection.

Please watch the YouTube video to see the machine in action.

I can ship this item – it will be packed carefully - shipping in the US will be $55. Buyers outside of the USA please inquire for rates.

I can arrange delivery in the greater Southern California or Central Valley for anegotiable fee.LOCAL PICKUP ISAVAILABLE IN the greater Pasadena, CA area and this is FREE (of course).

Please look at all photos and ask any and all questions prior to placing a offer: the unit is sold as-is. Review my recent response for similar vintage coin op machines – It is overwhelmingly positive. offer with confidence.

Have a look at my other sales – there are several nice examples of vending machines, trade stimulators and other penny arcade coin op machines now and coming over the next several weeks.

Here is a bit more history about the Gottlieb Grip tester:

In 1927, while Dave Gottlieb was operating a vending route in Texas, he decided to enter the coin-op manufacturing business by building and selling coin operated grip/strength testers. Gottlieb considered these devices to be the cornerstone of his company and for almost the entire 60 plus year existence of Gottlieb, they built grip testers in addition to their more famous line of pinball machines. The Improved Deluxe Grip Scale, Counter Athletic Machine operates from a penny and determines strength in three different ways. Squeezing the grip shows strength; similarly the two levers can be pushed together or pulled apart to demonstrate arm strength. High scores will ring a bell and the results remain on the dial until reset by a button on top. There are different charts for men and woman stating what their grip should optimally be for a given age. These machines were very popular at penny arcades and taverns.

* Check out the last photo in the listing - it shows the Gottlieb marketing flyer for the machine (shown as reference - flyer not included in sale)

HERE IS THE VIDEO OF THE ACTUAL MACHINE:


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