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 Recent Completed Restoration

Exhibit Supply Co. Novelty Candy Vender (Rotary Digger)
circa. 1938 – Sold

The Novelty Candy Vender was a quite involved, chest-type, claw digger machine manufactured by the Exhibit Supply Co. in the late 1930s. It was a very expensive model considering the formidable extra mechanical and decorative features it offered.

The playing method is a bit different than most diggers. The sweep of the crane boom arm is controlled by the hand wheel on the front of the cabinet. The turntable rotates upon the insertion of a coin. The player then manipulates the crane boom and uses the stop button to target the desired prize. When the stop button is pushed the turntable stops and the digger automatically drops, grabs, and returns to dump in the center opening of the turntable. The claw can therefore reach any area of the prize field, overcoming a common complaint of most diggers of the period.

Additionally, a mechanical vending assembly dumps a few small candy mints into the prize door with each play – an attempt to class this machine as a “vendor” rather than a “gambling device”.

Considering all of these very special features, along with the beautiful walnut and bird’s eye maple cabinet, this is truly a top of the line collector/investor machine and is now featured in a fine private collection of antique coin-operated machines.


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Mutoscope “NEW YORKER” Electric Traveling Crane w/Candy Vendor…more


Mutoscope “CHAMPION” Electric Traveling Crane circa. 1932-33…more


Exhibit Supply Co. NOVELTY MERCHANTMAN, circa. 1932-33…more


Stutz Manufacturing Corp. YANKEE TRAVELING CRANE ON WHEELS, circa. mid-1930’s…more


Exhibit Supply Co. SUNBURST, “light-up” digger, circa. 1946…more


Mutoscope EMERALD CITY, Electric Traveling Crane w/ candy vendor, circa. 1935…more


Exhibit Supply Co. Blue Streak w/silver trim., circa 1937…more


DELUXE Chicago Digger, product of Buckley Mfg. Co., circa mid 1930’s…more


Bartlett Miami Digger…more


Vintage Merchandise…more


STREAMLINE Novelty Merchantman, Mfg. by Exhibit supply Co., circa 1939…more


SIDEBOTTOM SUPER, made by Sidebottom Mfg. Co., circa. early 1950’s…more


TRANS ATLANTIC, European made by Cargomaster, circa. mid-1930’s…more


OAKWOOD ELECTRIC TRAVELING CRANE with Candy Vendor Manufactured by Mutoscope Reel Co., circa 1935…more


MOSS SKILL CRANE, originally restored by Lee Moss and Associates of Hot Springs, Arkansas, circa. 1968…more


JEWELBOX, manufactured by Buckley Mfg. Co., circa. mid 1930’s…more


IRON CLAW, made by Exhibit Supply Co., circa late 1920’s….more


ROTARY MERCHANDISER, manufactured by Exhibit Supply Co, circa 1936…more


MINIATURE STEAM SHOVEL…more


CARGOMASTER, European made, circa. mid-1930’s…more


PANAMA DIGGER, Scientific Machine Co., circa. 1925…more


MUTOSCOPE “EMERALD CITY” ELECTRIC TRAVELING CRANE with Candy Vendor Manufactured by Mutoscope Reel Co., circa 1935…more


RED TOP CRANE, manufactured by Mutoscope Reel Co., circa. 1937…more


9th BRIDGE, transporter crane, European built overhead crane, circa 1937…more


Erie Digger, Circa 1931Erie Digger, Circa 1931…more


Custom Erie Digger…more


Custom Erie Digger…more


Original Erie in Red Enamel Case…more


Custom Erie Digger Floor Model…more


Electro Hoist – A Decidedly Deco Style Traveling Crane…more


Buckley, Treasure Island, 1930’s…more


Skill Crane, 1940’s Custom Replica…more


Stutz Mfg. Co., Yankee Traveling Crane on Wheels, mid-1930’s…more


Erie Skill Crane, 1940’s replica…more


European Built Bridge Transporter…more


Exhibit Supply Company, Blue Streak, circa 1939…more


Imperial, Mfg. by Exhibit Supply Co, circa 1935…more


Novelty Candy Vender (Rotary Digger), circa 1938…more