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THE JOHN W. KLUGE MORVEN COLLECTION
16 December 2005
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
AN AMERICAN OAK AND SILVERED-METAL ELECTRIC TRAVELLING CRANE
BY THE INTERNATIONAL MUTOSCOPE CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1932-33
Of rectangular form wtih drop glazed panels to sides, the interior game incorporating two stylized skyscraper panels, the base with a fall-front, patent number 1.888.050
71 in. (180 cm.) high, 23 in. (58.5 cm.) wide, 20 in. (51 cm.) deep
Mutoscope Reel Company celebrated the building of the Empire State Building in 1929 with this early model digger, which features a black and white photograph of the construction of the Empire State Building as the background art. A similar model was sold anonymously Christie's, South Kensington, 20 May, 2003.
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