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1920s Frantz/Hustler Tin Litho Mechanical Game Lot of (2)

Lot Number 1425

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Description

Game on with this fabulous pair of antique mechanical sports games. Featured are: 1.) Frantz “The Great American Game” and 2.) Hustler Toy “Intercollegiate Football”. Both of these pre-computer age wonders report in truly fantastic and fully functioning condition with gorgeous tin lithograph playing boards that are sure to please discerning collectors. Both items have “Bert Sugar Collection” hologram stickers affixed to the underside. Detailed description on our website.

Formatted in similar fashion, these vintage artifacts both measure 9 x 13-1/2 with a 1-1/2” wood frame base and a results cylinder at the north end that stands 3-1/2” high.

 

Dated to 1923, the Great American Game baseball game bears a “Frantz Made in U.S.A.” logo at center on top of the cylinder end. Though marked by light traces of wear, this nearly century old beauty boasts a remarkable tin litho surface with excellent gloss and incredible original details that are more than 99% full. A full compliment of (18) wooden position pegs are plugged into round openings at the bottom left and right corners and two indicator dials at top right and left are fully functioning and show moderate oxidation. The eight panel results cylinder is in prime working order and this amazing game remains both serviceable and display worthy.

 

Showing slightly more wear including light soiling on the field and a inconsequential dent on the cylinder, the Intercollegiate Football game also remains in highly appealing condition. Similarly showing handsome gloss and vivid colors, this game is considered a “version 3” produced later in the 1920s. The logo on the cylinder reads “ Hustler Toy Corporation, Sterling, Illinois”. Two scoring dials and a downs marker have functioning metal arrow indicators and position marker bar at the lower end slides smoothly. The results cylinder is in full working condition and as with the baseball game, it remains both serviceable and displayable.



 
 
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