William M. Filben (1892 - †1940) created the Maestro meachanism (with record changing times of less than 6 seconds) in 1937 and filed for patent. The patent was awarded and published in March 1942 with his widow's name Bernice M. Filben, almost 2 years after his death.
The Maestro is shaped by the famous designer Raymond Loewy and was sold for USD $595.00. It was availble in with red and (rare) green plastics. Only abouy 1.100 units have been produced and only around 55 survived.
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||142 x 81 x 71 cm (56 x 32 x 28")|
|Weight||± 227 kg (500 Lbs)|