Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    "Cail-O-Scope" Nickelodeon Viewing Machine Group of 3 (1904). Trio of rare nickelodeon "peep show"-style viewers, produced by the Caille Brothers Company of Detroit; they were second only to Mills Novelty as the largest arcade machine producer. The Cail-O-Scope offered a 15 view show for the money, flopping photo cards in sequence. One of these three Knott's Berry Farm machines were originally set up to showcase "Views of World War I," while another featured "The San Francisco Earthquake." The topper on the third machine is missing. The machines are in dark oak cabinets with great silver trim, measuring 4' (no topper), 6', and 7' with toppers. Sold "as is" as non-working, with no keys, and no implied warranty. These are beautiful pieces of furniture in their own right, and would make a great restoration project. Good to Fair condition.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2017
    31st Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 21
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,861

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    This item cannot be shipped using standard methods. Please contact us for more information. Sales Tax information

    Important information concerning Sales Tax and Resale Certificates. Learn More

    Terms and Conditions  |  Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments |  Glossary of Terms  | Comics Grading Tutorial

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 26 days left to consign to the 2020 February 27 - 29 Comics Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The auction was a success! Your guidance and expertise has been so helpful.
    Doug P.,
    North Hollywood, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 October 15 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 October 15 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,693,366
    2019 November 27 Mickey Mouse and Friends - Animation Art Signature Internet Auction
    2019 November 27 Mickey Mouse and Friends - Animation Art Signature Internet Auction
    REALIZED $144,095