Thursday, November 20, 2008
Art exists in many forms . Here is one of the most beautiful slot machines you will ever see. This a Mills Double Dewey, named after Admiral Dewey of Spanish American War fame. Fewer than 30 are known to exist and this one, unlike most of those few, even plays music . It brought about 52,000 dollars at auction. Damn , I wish I had a game room. I made a living selling antiques for quite a few years . Never though, did I own (even temporarily) anything this magnificent. There was a glory in even the everyday things, once upon a time. Craftsmen made something of function and style that would last. That's why so many people love antiques. Progress giveth and progress taketh away.