Penny in Slot Golf Machine designed by London’s Automatic Sports Company, Matthewson patent. Cast iron marquee letters GOLF over an enamel instruction plate, flanked by painted golfers in relief on both sides. Six golfers wearing red cotton textile jackets and painted pants and socks with six numbered golf holes enclosed in a glass case. Coin operated, with two handles in the front operating the players’ golf swings. 29″H x 20″W x 9″D. 106.7 lbs. Circa 1896-1905. Condition: Missing back panel and lower cast iron stand. Nickel plating over brass slot mechanisms. Repainting appears to be from the second quarter of the 20th century. Some paint enamel loss on the large golf figures in relief on edges of case. Lever mechanisms rotating the clubs appear functional.
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