AN AMERICAN OAK AND SILVERED-METAL ELECTRIC TRAVELLING CRANE

BY THE INTERNATIONAL MUTOSCOPE CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1932-33

Lot 494 / Sale 1613
an american oak and silvered-metal electric travelling crane

Price Realized $1,200
Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

Estimate
  • $2,000 - $3,000

Sale Information Sale 1613
THE JOHN W. KLUGE MORVEN COLLECTION
16 December 2005
New York, Rockefeller Plaza

Lot Description 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

Lot Notes 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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