This vintage arcade claw game was made by the carnival company Balles Bros. In Floral, NY, in the 1950s. To make their machines easier to haul from town to town with the carnival, the Balles company transferred the mechanisms from earlier claw/digger machines from the 1930s into smaller, more compact wood cabinets. The case is oak and glass and it has the original, removable cast iron base. It measures 68 tall, 18 3/4 deep and 21 wide. Without the stand, the cabinet measures 41 3/4 tall. The game has been updated to 25 cents from its original 5 cents and is fully functional. We have tested it many times and see no issues, it runs smoothly. Using the knob on the front, you move the crane left and right, then place your quarter in the slot and the crane grabs hopefully! A toy and deposits it in the reservoir for the player to retrieve. The back of the case is mirrored and there are two lightbulbs inside on the top. The front opens with a key to refill the toys. There are two locking panels on either side that open to give access to the motor, coins, etc. The oak wood has some scratches, and general signs of wear. The item “RARE Antique Balles Bros. Claw Arcade Game Digger Carnival Game Machine WORKING” is in sale since Thursday, March 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Arcade, Jukeboxes & Pinball\Arcade Gaming\Non-Video Arcade Machines”. The seller is “goatsarejerkstwo” and is located in Marysville, Pennsylvania. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Modified Item: No
- Featured Refinements: Claw Machine
- Type: Claw Machine
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original