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Race Horse Game Wheel
Catalog#: 7th Anniversary
Category: Toys & Banks
Origin: America-USA
Era: 20th Century
Height: 88 inches inches
Depth: 22.5 inches inches
Extravagant and garish race horse game wheel, made by the H.C. Evans Co., sometime between its founding in 1892 and the 1920's, during the height of the mob-controlled Chicago gambling era. Its pictorial panels are lithograph behind glass, while the pierced red designs are sandwiched between crown-shaped mirror and glass, all of which is contained in a fanciful, sawtooth, white metal framework, adorned with 6-pointed stars.The turned wooden post and canister finial with alternating payoutdisplay are polychrome-painted red and black with cast-iron fittings and there is a dovetailed, cast-iron, snake- footed base. This beautiful decorative object, which breaks down nicely for transport, probably saw use in a betting bar or casino and survives in a simply remarkable state of preservation.

60" diameter, 88" tall, 22.5" deep

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