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    Buffalo Bill: A Circa 1900 Countertop Coin Drop. This model, known as "The Perfection" differed from most coin drops in that one could see the winners from the back of the machine through the glass. The prize would depend on which spot the coin one dropped in at the top would land. A mount on the top could be used to display interchangeable advertising cards. The machine probably did not come from the factory with the Cody portrait, but the patina clearly shows it to have been in place for a long time, most probably since the earliest days of the machine's use.

    This particular model was patented by Charles Huestis in January 1900. Very good condition, fully usable, with original key to open the coin receptacle from the back. Height 19.5", not counting advertising on top. A great Buffalo Bill display item!


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    14th Saturday
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