Unknown Tin-Automata The bowlers automaton, patented in 1907 by Otto Eichenburger

Item number: Bowlers (50477)

Intern number: 50477

Category: Unknown

no sale


Kind of Toys:
Tin Automata


ca. 1907

Size (LxWxH in inch):
L 42" H 22"

Size (LxWxH in cm):
L 107 H 56 cm

Results: (E=Ebay; D=Sale; B=Auction) (Z=Condition)
B Z2 14.943,50 2013

The bowlers automaton, patented in 1907 by Otto Eichenburger of Switzerland and assigned one half to Leon Brock of N.Y., this extraordinary example was once displayed at the AMF Corp., the leading American Bowling Industry Co.; the multi-actions are indeed intricate involving bowling motions, pin re-setting and amusing movements by one of the three bisque head figures. Three copies of drawings are included and clearly demonstrate the apparent complexity of the toy and the engineering difficulties it must have presented for practical production. It has been offered to our knowledge only once at public auction, with no other ever surfacing for sale!

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the bowlers automaton otto eichenburger leon brock

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