From the early 1930s through the 1970s coin-operated games like this one were widely popular all across the U. In penny arcades, but also common in casinos, taverns, night clubs, retail store vestibules, and especially at fairs and celebrations.
Traveling carnivals almost always featured a mini-arcade of these crane games which were called "Diggers". This machine is a product of the famous Vintage Amusements restoration studio (see Google) and is a commercial grade example of The Erie Digger " Electramatic " model, circa. It is offered as a unique addition to enhance your home game-room or collection as a perfect companion piece to your Pinball, jukebox, slot machine, pool table, popcorn maker, video games, etc. I urge you to research The Erie Digger Electramatic by using Google, Bing, or Yahoo.
The mechanical/electrical mechanism of this. Electramatic is virtually new, having a new motor, switches, wiring, chains, and parts. Being a product of the Vintage Amusements restoration studio it is guaranteed for life100% for parts and labor. The digger displays and plays wonderfully! It is meticulously finished in fresh Durbin Red enamel with birch trim and polished and plated metal work.
It is a unique model which has the desirableSkill Knob feature: Twist the dial to position the claw In-and-Out , while the larger turning handle locates the claw position Left-to-Right. These combined positioning controls result in much more player control and satisfaction than the more common Erie Diggers. The coin slide is a push-slide, 25c for one quarter play.
The merchandise shown in some images is meant to demonstrate how these diggers looked with the window dressed as per the 1930s-70s and is not included with the price, but is available. To learn about me and my work with old digger games. The item "ARCADE CRANE DIGGER MACHINE for HOME GAME ROOM OR COLLECTION. GUARANTEED" is in sale since Monday, October 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Arcade, Jukeboxes & Pinball\Arcade Gaming\Non-Video Arcade Machines".The seller is "jimroller" and is located in Brownwood, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.