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Magician Automaton "Magnet" Advertising Machine

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
533
Sold for:
$4,920$4,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 01, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Magician Automaton "Magnet" Advertising Machine, D.R.P. Manufacturing, Germany, early to mid-20th century, the figure of a clown with a tuxedo and top hat, rosy cheecks and nose, and brown glass eyes, sits on top of the oak box with his arms appearing to engage the colored medical advertising slides that are viewed through the octagonal front window, slant lid with instruction label in German, English, and French, resting on four ball feet, and metal tag reading D.R.P. Made in Germany, ht. 40 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Automaton, D.R.P. Manufacturing, Germany, Magician, colored medical advertising slides, metal tag reading