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Limited Edition mask of John Bloom as the Monster
(Click the link under the picture for availability info)

Famous Monsters of Filmland Issue #89


Authentic pieces of laboratory electrical equipment created
by Kenneth Strickfaden. These were auctioned off on Ebay in 2003

Hanging Traveling Arc Dracula v Frankenstein - $9.5k - Five large heavy steel rings attached horizontally by three 12 inch glass insulators per level. Believed to have been used in various configurations in films dating back to the 1930's. In it's current configuration the traveling arc appeared in "Just Another Pretty Face", season two of "The Munsters" (1965), and "Dracula Vs. Frankenstein" (1971). The glass insulators are believed to have been used in "House of Frankenstein" (1944). The top and bottom rings each measure 27 inches in diameter; the three center rings each measure 37 inches in diameter. Does not include a power source. Overall height in hanging position is 60 inches. Condition: No visible flaws. Untested.

Digital Disputor from Dracula v. Frankenstein - $14k - A wooden and steel drum with firing electrodes on the face. The back of the drum contains the controls: Motor On/Off switch, motor speed rheostat, On/Off arc switches, remote switches and a bank of fuses. Mounted on a turned glass insulator base. Originally designed as a musical instrument, the Digital Disputor appears in "Dracula Vs, Frankenstein" (1971) and "Young Frankenstein" (1974). A key piece in Strickfaden's traveling science shows. Drum is 21 1/2 inches in diameter, overall height is 35 inches. Condition: Light wear to outer case. Not tested.

Martian Beacon from Dracula v Frankenstein - $7.5k - Standing beacon with a metal base , a tapered cylindrical aluminum body, and an 8 inch glass orb on top with a red neon bulb in its center. The glass orb is surrounded by brass fixtures. On/off switch on base, runs on 110 volt AC. Appeared in ≥Dracula Vs. Frankenstein≤ (1971), and believed to have been used in a number of serials. A key piece in Strickfaden's traveling science shows. Overall height is 32 inches. Condition. No visible flaws. In working condition.

Firelscope Flasher for Dracula v Frankenstein - $9.5k - A heavy metal casing with an ampmeter top center, plus numerous front-mounted electrical switches and faceted stones. Mounted on t0p are three turned-wood insulators that hold two 7 inch clear plastic disks, with a white lamp between the discs. Appeared in "Dracula Vs. Frankenstein" (1971). A key piece in Strickfaden's traveling science shows. Measures 24 inches high x 17 inches wide x 6 inches deep. Condition. No visible flaws. Untested.

Lightening Screen from Dracula v Frankenstein - $14k - A round glass screen with a metal inside hub and outside rim, which would throw spectacular electrical bolts from the center to the outer rim. The unit is comprised of the glass screen; a wooden base with a back bracket; and a square wooden box containing a transformer, with four turned wooden insulators on top. appears in "Just Another Pretty Face", season two of "The Munsters" (1965), and "Dracula Vs. Frankenstein" (1971). One of Strickfaden's most spectacular displays of high voltage fury, the Lightening Screen measures 43 3/4 inches in diameter. Base measures 14 inches x 14 inches, 45 inches high. Transformer measures 14 inches x 15 inches x 15 1/2 inches. Condition: No visible flaws. Untested.

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