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Exhibit Supply Co. Imperial Crane

Postby arrgee » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:53 pm

Saw this Merchantman recently, made by the Exhibit Supply Co. of Chicago, label states 1936.

Lovely piece of slot machinery and in full working order.
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Re: Exhibit Supply Co. Imperial Crane

Postby sjt1803 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:32 pm

Hi
It's NOT a Merchantman but a more rare crane made at the same time called IMPERIAL. Though not easily seen in the photos, the name is on the cast emblem on the front near the bottom.

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Re: Exhibit Supply Co. Imperial Crane

Postby brigham » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:47 pm

No Ship?

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Re: Exhibit Supply Co. Imperial Crane

Postby sjt1803 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:00 pm

The Imperial has the front of the ship but not the casting of the ships bridge behind it.

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Re: Exhibit Supply Co. Imperial Crane

Postby paul » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:40 am

Hi all,
The pictures below are from my collection - the IMPERIAL is a stunning art-Deco machine.
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Re: Exhibit Supply Co. Imperial Crane

Postby ddstoys » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:28 am

Exhibit sure made some stunning machines.

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Re: Exhibit Supply Co. Imperial Crane

Postby arrgee » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:36 pm

Strewth, that's taken almost 12 years for a response :o

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Re: Exhibit Supply Co. Imperial Crane

Postby sjt1803 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:17 pm

paul wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:40 am
Hi all,
The pictures below are from my collection - the IMPERIAL is a stunning art-Deco machine.
If you look carefully at Paul's machine, you will notice there are two signs on the left and right of the ships bow. They are, on the left, all the patents for the machine and on the right instructions. They are toward the back where the Bridge casting on the Merchantman would be mounted.

If anyone reading this knows of someone with an Exhibit Supply lattice boom please PM me. I need one for my machine.

I am also looking for the Exhibit Supply brochure / catalog for this machine
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Here are those signs
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Re: Exhibit Supply Co. Imperial Crane

Postby brigham » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:17 am

Does the Imperial pre-date the Merchantman?

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Re: Exhibit Supply Co. Imperial Crane

Postby pennymachines » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:08 pm

Yes, apparently - arcade-museum.com has it as 1931 and the Merchantman was introduced in 1935. Exhibit Supply produced a great range of cranes in various cabinet designs, starting with the Iron Claw of 1926. My Imperial also has a broken lattice boom - seems to have been a weakness.


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