Mutoscope Red Top Crane

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Mutoscope Red Top Crane

Postby sam2002 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:36 pm

1937 Red Top Crane made by the Mutoscope co.

Spent the last two days cleaning 70-80 years of nicotine , dirt and other muck from the machine.


Electrical plug that goes from the wall to its inner fuse box was rotted . Replaced that cord , got the volt meter out started checking the circuits . They all checked out . Plugged er in and boom came right to life !!!

Found at a non collectors home he owned it for 10 years never plugged it in . Used as a conversation piece in his office .

Love giving this old American industrial art another shot at life .

Anyway it looks great all cleaned up and it seems to be running just fine .
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Re: Mutoscope Red Top Crane

Postby jsin » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:38 pm

Looks very nice , you did a great job cleaning her up.
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Re: Mutoscope Red Top Crane

Postby sam2002 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:27 am

jsin wrote:Looks very nice , you did a great job cleaning her up.


Yes thanks !

Completely original machine locks, keys, cabinet and mech !
Judging by the toys found on the inside (made in Hong Kong) and the clear speaker wire lamp cord that was spliced into the power cord, I don’t think it’s been played since the 60’s maybe early 70s .
Would be tough to find a nicer un-restored original red top machine out there !

Made in the USA !!!
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