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The hot bridge gift of 1932 - just $25 - do you have one in the attic?

The Hammond Electric Bridge Table was an electromechanical automatic card shuffling machine that dealt playing cards.  It was a popular device when first introduced at the pre-Christmas season of 1932. Around 14,000 tables were made and a few thousand sold. The sales were so brisk during the Christmas season of 1932 that the Marshall Field's department store in Chicago had taxicabs waiting at the factory to pick up lots of four or five tables and deliver them immediately to the store for their pre-Christmas sales.

Wiki link here:

Video of it working here:  nice archive footage (1932) of table in operation and players playing

Do you have one? have you tried it? Maybe you have a different mechanical or electrical device from the 30s and 40s?

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