Wooden Cigarette Spinner Wheel Carnival Game, Vintage Tobacciana



This vintage spinner wheel carnival game is an authentic county fair relic! The face of the spinner wheel is divided into 8 sections, each with the name of a vintage cigarette brand; Chesterfield, Old Golds, Pall Mall, Camels, Raleighs, Phillip Morris, Kools, and Luckies. Each section is further divided into 7 sections numbered from 1-4. Perhaps when the spinner wheel comes to a stop, the player "wins" 1-4 cigarettes or even packs!

Details: Metal pins line the edge of the wheel; which, when mounted to a stand or wall with a stationary pointer arrow, would hit the arrow as the wheel spins, slowing the wheel down. When stopped, the arrow would rest on a number above the brands between two of the pins. The center, or hub, of the wheel is reinforced with a metal disc to prevent the wood from deforming from use over time.

History: The wheel was purchased from a collector in Marlinton, West Virginia. It appears this wheel may have been enhanced at some point in its life as the blue section appears to be decorative linoleum or Formica, fastened to the wheel with aluminum strips. The aluminum strips divide this section into quadrants, each with remnants of a horse and jockey sticker. This piece has not been removed to reveal what could be underneath; however, images of an almost identical wheel found online show a star with floral motifs between each point of the star. This may or may not be the case for this wheel.

Condition: Great, sturdy construction. Legible lettering. All pegs present. Applied center art images chipped and faded.

Weight: 13 lbs.
Item Measurements: 30(L) x 3(W) x 30(H)

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