Cedar Point, Venerable Amusement Park In Sandusky, Ohio, Selects Gray's For Its Town Hall Museum Auction

Nov. 20 Sale To Be Held In Cleveland

November 8, 2019

What do vintage arcade games, antique steam powered vehicles and a 19th-century apothecary store have in common? They’re just a few of the items that will come up for bid at Gray’s Auctioneers on Wednesday, Nov. 20, for Cedar Point’s Town Hall Museum. The auction will take place in Gray’s gallery at 10717 Detroit Ave. in Cleveland, Ohio, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Cedar Point is an amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, celebrating its sesquicentennial, having opened back in 1870. In celebration, it is debuting a new Town Hall Museum collection, one of many events planned to mark the anniversary. The collection has been a beloved fixture for decades. For many children, it served as their introduction to historical treasures found in museums throughout the world.
And what an eclectic collection it is. The antique steam-powered fire engine is an expected highlight. Steam Fire Engine #496 was manufactured in 1904 by American LaFrance in Elmira, N.Y., was supplied new to Greensboro, N.C., and put into service. At the end of its useful life, it was displayed in preservation at Frontier Land amusement park in Cherokee, N.C., before moving to the Town Hall Museum at the Cedar Point amusement park in the 1960s.
The collection also includes vintage Rock-Ola arcade games, a vintage replica of Captain Picard’s chair from “Star Trek: Next Generation,” vintage live steam locomotives, antique Mutoscope Reel Company machines, and many other antique fair artifacts. A fully illustrated catalogue will be available online at www.GraysAuctioneers.com. The public will be able to preview at Gray’s gallery, starting Nov. 7.
To learn more, call 216-226-3300 or visit www.graysauctioneers.com.



 

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