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Two Coin-operated Racing Horse Arcade Games

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
646
Sold for:
$923$750

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Two Coin-operated Racing Horse Arcade Games, early to mid-20th century, The Official Sweepstakes nickel game with eight horses on a central disc, and roulette outer ring, all under glass plates and enclosed in a hardwood case, wd. 15 x dp. 13 x 11 1/2 in.; the Half Mile game manufactured by A.B.T., Chicago ILL. with seven horses, painted tin center wheel and money slots from 1-7, wd. 11 1/2 x dp. 15 1/2 x ht. 7 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-500

The official Sweepstakes game has no paint on the cabinet, glass pains appear to be replacements. Both games lacking keys. The Half Mile is lacking glass plate, when lever handle is pushed down the wheel does one full rotation and always lands on the # 1 horse.


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