THE ERIE DIGGER “Electramatic”

This digger is in stock and available at Pinball Pro, Oakland, Nebraska.  Go to:



HERE IS THE DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS:   From the early 1930s through the 1970s coin-operated games like this one were widely popular all across the U.S. in penny arcades, but also common in casinos,taverns, night clubs, retail store vestibules, and especially at fairs and celebrations.  Traveling carnivals almost always featured a mini-arcade of these crane games which were called “Diggers”.

This machine is a product of the famous Vintage Amusements restoration studio (see Google) and is a great example of The Erie Digger “Electramatic” model, circa. Mid-1930s.  It is offered as a unique addition to enhance your home game-room or collection as a perfect companion piece to your Pinball, jukebox, slot machine, pool table, popcorn maker, video games, etc.

The mechanical/electrical mechanism of this Erie ‘Electramatic’ is virtually new, having a new motor, switches, wiring, chains, and parts. Being a product of the Vintage Amusements restoration studio it is guaranteed for life100% for parts and labor.

The digger displays and plays wonderfully!

It is meticulously finished in fresh Durbin Red enamel with birch trim and polished and plated metal work  It is a unique model which has the desirable“Skill Knob” feature: Twist the dial to position the claw In-and-Out,while the larger turning handle locates the claw position Left-to-Right. These combined positioning controls result in much more player control and satisfaction than the more common cranes and digger games

The coin slide is a push-slide,  ABT 5c for one nickel play.(

The merchandise shown in the images is to demonstrate how these diggers looked with the window dressed as per the 1930s-70s and not included in the price, but is available.

Shipping will be by a premium motor freight carrier in a special crate (see in images). A tracking number and tracking link will be provided by email along with an instruction sheet for unpacking and set-up of the digger.

SHIPPING:  The low flat-rate shipping cost includes the crate and is only $145. delivered to a location in your area for customer pick-up (send me your zip code for exact pick-up address).  Add $75. for delivery to any specific address by appointment.  The digger is currently offered with FREE SHIPPING to a location in your area.