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Penny-in-the-Slot Automata & the Working Model by: Darren Hesketh
Penny-in-the-Slot Automata & the Working Model by: Darren Hesketh
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Penny-in-the-Slot Automata & the Working Model by: Darren Hesketh
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Author: Darren Hesketh
Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 226
Size: 9 x 11 in

Product Code: SO-IPG-2005-0709074085-X3

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Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry.

Table of Contents

This is the first comprehensive guide to those ingenious amusements that have delighted visitors to the seaside, fairground, or exhibition for over a century. The book features many of the unusual coin-operated models and tableaux built to entertain the public from the 1860s to the 1970s. The models are based on a variety of themes including haunted houses, drunkard scenes, executions, laughing clowns, sailors, puppet-shows, and miniature locomotives. There are also chapters devoted to American machines (such as fortune-tellers and vendors) and mechanical music the precursor to the modern jukebox. With over 200 color illustrations, including many of the rarest surviving examples, plus a price guide, this unique book will be a comprehensive source of reference for automata and working-model enthusiasts and collectors.


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