Sold For: $34,900
Seeburg Dog Race Greyhound Piano Nickelodeon Restored
Offered today is an extremely rare and desireable machine known as The Seeburg Dog Race or The Seeburg Greyhound player piano with dog race gambling mechanism. It is also known as a Seeburg Grayhound Nickelodeon. The Seeburg Piano Co. began producing these machines in 1928. It is believed that fewer than one dozen of these machines exist today. The beautiful cabinetry is made from quarter-sawn tiger oak. All of the wood cabinetry has been completely restored to new condition.
This particular machine has undergone a year long, $20,000 full restoration by one of the nations leading restorers of these special machines (receipt for work is available to view upon request). Every nut, bolt, string, lever, pulley, bellows, pneumatic tubing etc. has been restored or replaced with new. The cabinet has been re-finished to better than new condition. This is likely the finest example of this rare machine on the planet. Also note that this is a fully functioning/working machine. It needs nothing except a true collector to enjoy displaying it. These are extremely rare and seldom become available to the public especially in this condition.
The keyboardless Seeburg Greyhound machine include a dog racing mechanism in the top part of the cabinet. When a patron deposits a coin, the tune starts. The animals spin around and come to rest, encouraging bystanders to gamble on which one will win. The losing bettor was a candidate to drop the next nickel into the piano or, more likely, to buy the next set of drinks. These were especially popular in Speakeasys during Prohibition times.
Among fans of this type of machine, this is literally "the Holy Grail" of collecting. A very rare buying opportunity indeed.
The owner of this machine is a renowned collector who has decided to reduce his collection at this time. He has a broad assortment of carousel horses, classic jukeboxes, vintage motor bikes and other rare but cool items etc. He has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles and judging by this machine, he clearly only collects the best. Be sure to check my other auctions and website for these unique items.
This rare collectable is located in Long Island, New York. Any interested party is invited and encouraged to make arrangements to view the machine personally.
Winning bidder to pay all shipping costs. Local pickup is preferred but this item can be shipped within the Continental US using a reliable motor freight company. The seller is willing to assist in the arrangements for shipping.
Don't blow this opportunity. A serious machine for a serious bidder.
Terms & Conditions
This item is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied unless there is a warranty in effect from the factory. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected this item, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the item.