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James D. Julia Inc.

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Location: Fairfield, ME

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Though an American made machine this fascinating feat of engineering takes Swiss precision to a new level. Patented in 1907 by Otto Eichenberger of Switzerland with the assistance of Leon Brock of New York, this intricate and large automaton with a vast number of actions centers on a most popular past time of the early 20th Century. The machine consists of two bisque headed gents, one poised to roll one of several steel balls down the alley to an array of nickel-plated skittle pins at the other end while the other enjoying his pipe looks on. A third bisque headed figure appears to reset the pins while returning the balls to the bowler. Beneath the "stage" is a complex motor and a throng of mechanics to power the various motions. Once displayed at the AMF Corp, the leading American Bowling Industry Company. Housed within a glass and carved/etched dome-top wood cabinet with great patina that only adds to the stunning presence of this piece. Accompanied by a framed and matted five panel display of old copies of the patent office diagrams and highly detailed description/spec sheet for this machine. SIZE: 43" l x 22" h x 14-1/2" d. CONDITION: Overall very good. Case may be missing a couple of small trim pieces. Mechanics are functional but may need minor adjustments to work perfectly. 1-14007

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This item is part of Important Toy, Doll & Advertising Auction
 Friday, Jun 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM  Eastern
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Lot number: 3553
Seller: James D. Julia Inc.
Event: Important Toy, Doll & Advertising Auction
Ends: Friday, June 13 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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