Mutoscope EMERALD CITY, Electric Traveling Crane w/ candy vendor, circa. 1935
The International Mutoscope Reel Co. produced their Electric Traveling Crane in a wide variety of cabinet styles, and this is one of the most commonly found adaptations. Beaded wood molding running down the front panels, and the use of two contrasting woods in the lower door distinguish this version. The basic cabinet material is walnut. Fine cabinetry such as this, and a well engineered mechanical mechanism make the Mutoscope digger machines hard to beat, and the candy vendor mechanism is ‘icing on the cake’ for today’s collector/investor.