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Old Esco Coin Op 1c Penny Arcade Game Trade Stimulator Fortune Teller Machine For Sale
Offering for sale at an Antique 1c Coin Operated
penny arcade machine made by Exhibit Supply Company (ESCO) circa 1930s. The machine offers whimsical answers to that
age-old question: HOW DO YOU IMPRESS PEOPLE?
SURE TO LOOK AT ALL PHOTOS AND SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE
MACHINE IN ACTION
Exhibit Supply was probably the largest maker of
countertop machines; part of the reason for this was their carnival and
traveling show market. These people were on the move, and compact money making
machines were exactly what they needed.
These counter-top games were intended to give a bit of
fun and whimsy during the Great Depression are a lot of fun to
play. You simply drop a penny in the slot
and squeeze the handle. One of the bulbs
on the backboard corresponding to a title is illuminated – showing the patron “HOW
THEY IMPRESS PEOPLE”.
These early machines are predecessors to the later ESCO
personality meters that have a backglass and an electric motor. The design of these is quite elegant – and
the wood cabinets are very nice given they were intended to be commodity
Condition-wise the machine displays nicely. The cabinet and the mechanism are all
original. They were restored - with the work being very well executed. The chrome on the handles and the 1c coin drop is superb. The top marquee sign is wood
with a color image attached and lacquered.
It is not old – but it looks old
– and shows very nicely and is an excellent complement to the machine.
The back door is old and original – it is fitted with a
newer lock and keys.
While these are not rare, finding one that has the
original grip handles and 1c coin entry is a nice treat. If you have seen some of the recent ESCO
machines sold here on you may have noticed that they were converted to
coin slide machines. It’s great that this machine is original. The machine works on 110v power – there is a
newer transformer that works reliably. Originally this would have been powered
by a dry-cell battery.
The machine will be packed carefully - shipping in the
US will be $55.
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 PREFERRED.
Please 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 other penny
arcade coin op machines now and coming over the next several weeks.
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Old Esco Coin Op 1c Penny Arcade Game Trade Stimulator Fortune Teller Machine: $699