Crystal Palace digger with optional candy vendor feature., circa 1939
This unique and unusual design is circa. 1939. Made by Exhibit Supply Co. The all-glass top gives a view of the crane and playing area from 3 sides and the top. The back panel is a mirror that is tilted inward to show off the prizes in the playing area. The birch and teak cabinet design features beautiful veneer work.
The candy vendor option is quite rare. It can be filled from inside the play area with either small candies or small gum balls. Exhibit Supply Co. made very few models with candy vendor mechanisms added making this one a fine example of the period.
It is now displayed in the private office of an executive of a major national crane game company.