JEWELBOX, manufactured by Buckley Mfg. Co., circa. mid 1930’s
The Jewel Box is probably the least common model of the different diggers made by the Buckley Manufacturing Co., of Chicago, Illinois in the mid-to-late 1930’s. This elegant example could have been placed in an upscale location of the period; such as a fine hotel lobby, railroad station, country club or casino.
It has been restored in the Vintage Amusements studio/shop to display elegantly and play perfectly.
The machine has the correct DuMore AC/DC motor, new cloth covered electrical wire throughout, and operates on a nickel coin by way of the correct 3-bolt push-slide coin mech.