October 29, 30, & 31, 2020 Coin-Op & Advertising
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/29/2020
Very little is known about this amazing figural elephant strength tester. Made almost entirely of cast iron mounted on a wood base, it is beyond comprehension how this machine has survived all these years. The elephant has a travel compartment attached to the top with a rider on both sides and a tin lithographed dial with ratings from 0 to 360, if you're strong enough to spin the dial completely. A stick held in the hand of the very appropriately dressed rider acts as the indicator for the dial and when a US cent is deposited in the coin slot and the button depressed, the patron would grab the elephant's trunk and the tree trunk together with your hand to measure your grip strength. The detail of this strength tester can not be overstated, from the life-like casting to the detailed travel compartment, tin dial and cast rider, this phenomenal example of coin operated history is breathtaking to behold. The condition shows signs of stabilized oxidation and some paint loss and breaks to the wood base, however the elephant preforms perfectly when a coin is inserted. No key.

Condition: (Very Good).

Item Dimensions: 18" x 16" x 9 - 1/2".
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $25,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $83,200.00
Estimate: $50,000 - $100,000
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Saturday, October 31, 2020.
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