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Owl Lifter

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The famous owl trademark of Mills Novelty Co. frames the well-muscled man pictured on the dial. The last score remains to dare the next contestant.

A Mills Novelty Co. catalogue says "Strong people get on the job with this machine and find out just how husky they really are."

Owl Lifter was produced by Mills Novelty Co. in 1904.

Mills Novelty Co. released 670 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1896. Mills Novelty Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Mills Novelty Co. during the time period Owl Lifter was produced include: Success Fortune Teller No. 5, Monte Carlo version 2, Brownie, Windmill Candy Machine, Eagle, 1904 New Lifting Machine, Pneumatic Punching Machine (1904 ), 5 Star, Automatic Bar, and Bag Puncher


Name Owl Lifter
Developer Mills Novelty Co. (United States)
Year 1904
Type Arcade
KLOV/MOG # 10958
Sub-Type Strength tester

Owl Lifter KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Owl Lifter Census

There are 14,842 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,944 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Very rare - There are no known instances of this game owned by one of our active members.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Automatic Pleasures Costa (ISBN 1870703006) Page: 184; Black and white photo Price guide: No
  2. Drop Coin Here Rubin (ISBN 0-517-532980) Page: 82; Black and white photo Price guide: No

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Mills Owl Lifter Reproduction Front Plate Porcelain Sign

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 2 2,872.50 2,872.50
2016 1 19,200.00 19,200.00
2018 1 5,400.00 5,400.00
All Years 4 4,200.00 7,586.25


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