|EVANS BEE HIVE|
|This is an old standby, a two-way grind store that has always been successful, a fast and positive merchandise distributor, as sure as a set. The Bee Hive is mounted on a 22-inch square board covered with green felt. In the center of this a specially designedwood cone supports the nickel plated wire bee hive or cage. Beneath this cone a 15-inch aluminum disc is placed which is grooved and numbered from 1 to 30. Merchandise can be displayed directly upon the board or a chart may be used. The control operates odd and even, construction is strong and trouble proof.
In operation the player drops a 9/16 steel ball through the openming in the top of the cage onto the wood cone. It travels down through the cage being in sight practically all the time and comes out in one of the numbered grooves,signifying the reward player receives. The outfit is built in a handsome imitation leather carrying case, complete instruction with each unit.
The bee hive had a movable ring beneath the cone that blocked 15 of the 30 spaces. By pressing the gaff, the ring would shift one position thus affording odd and even control. Releasing the gaff it would return to its normal position under spring tension.
The bee hive I bought from the Evans Park and Carnival Device Corp., successors to H. C. Evans, was not made to very exacting specifications. Most of the time it would work well, but occassionally, when showing up the joint using the gaff, the ring would not rotate quite far enough to let the ball fall through to the alternate grooves. Releasing the gaff and having the ring return to normal position sometimes threw the ball to the other side of the wheel, opposite from where it disappeared from sight under the cone. That was hard to explain.