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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.


Crystal Palace digger with optional candy vendor feature., circa 1939…more

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


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