The character is believed to have been carved sometime in the 1970s, It is solid wood and depicts a gold prospector holding a gold pan. He is held upright on a round metal stand with a solid bar connecting and supporting him to the heavy steel stand. The slot machine comes with keys and is completely functional. The SEGA mechanism was manufactured in the 1950s. Neuman Character (Mad Magazine) on them.
The Machine and mechanism appear to be original to the Gold Prospector Character. The slot machine is fully functional, it plays very smoothly and pays out accurately. It features three different Jackpots, mystery payouts, as well as a the Special 7-7-7 Award (which would have been paid out by an attendant).The machine is 27" high, 17" wide, and 15" deep (24" deep if you include the pan). It weighs approximately 65 lbs. The Prospector Character stands 74" (71" w/o hat). 27" wide, 21" deep, with a 24 diameter base. It weighs approximately 150 lbs in total.
This piece is in excellent condition and shows minimal wear from age and use. The actual machine is completely functional.
Please consult images and message with any questions. I have spent many hours of research trying to determine who carved this character and the year it was produced. Additionally, I contacted several experts for their opinions.Unfortunately, I have not been able to identify who did the carving or when it was produced. The fact that it had been held in a private collection for many years may explain the absence of information.
If anyone reading this ad can provide any information, it would be greatly appreciated. The item "Vintage Hand-Carved Wood Gold Prospector Character Slot Machine" is in sale since Monday, November 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Casino\Slots\Machines\Antique Coin Slot Machines". The seller is "vegas2102" and is located in Vero Beach, Florida.
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