April 20-22, 2023 Coin Op & Advertising
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Featured in the Mills Novelty Company's 1905-1906 catalog is this No. 189A, Mills Dumb Bell lifter with phenomenal figural owl adornment, beautiful quartered oak cabinet, copper flashed cast iron accents, and original cast foot platform marked for "Mills." This amazing piece of early penny arcade is a sight to behold. Standing over 9 ft. tall, with a Paper Mache figural owl at almost 3', this only known example has been painstakingly restored to like new condition, but with an aged patina that retains its turn of the century appearance. Fully operational, when you can get the dial to the 200 point, the owl's eyes will light and a bell will ring (with dry cell battery). CONDITION: Restored cabinet and preserved owl with no flaws. The back doors are new, as is the paper dial and instruction label. (Original dial included) That said, there are no apologies for this outstanding penny arcade machine from 1905. One of a kind and a highlight to any coin op collection.

CORRECTION: The Owl has the original dial installed, and comes with a copy.

This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made.

Condition: (Restored).

Item Dimensions: 22" x 28" x 104".
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $26,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $60,000.00
Estimate: $50,000 - $150,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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