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Visual Splendor: Decorative Arts & Photography

Wed, Jan 24, 2024 11:00AM EST
Lot 544

One Cent "Poison This Rat" 1941 Arcade Game

Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000

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One cent "Poison This Rat" flip ball style arcade game, ca. 1941. With slogans to encourage the purchase of WWII war bonds. Manufactured by Groetchen Tool Co.
Height: 23 1/2 in x width: 15 1/2 in x depth: 13 1/2 in.

Condition

Light wear associated with vintage arcade games. The lever appears to be stuck. We are not experts in arcade games, but it does not appear to function at present, though this could likely be fixed with a tune-up or disassembly. Some corrosion to the metal components along the interior. The head moves when the wheel turns and the coin slot works. Some chipping and losses to the painted decoration throughout, visible in the lot listing photos.

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