Monday, April 9, 2012

Steven Mahoney's Mini-Crab #157

A fully reconditioned and outfitted Colortran Mini-Crab Dolly owned by my friend, Steven Mahoney of Auburn, Washington. This Mini-Crab, #157 was once owned by Academy Award winning filmmaker, Dalvid L. Wolper. There's a good chance it was even used during the original 1971 film-production of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'.

Steven has completely rebuilt the hydraulics on this beauty and has recently procured the extremely hard-to-find high-flying DP seat. Steven kept the factory 'ColorTran Blue' paint finish intact. Steven also has a set of the front and side boards, the column-weight and a few more accessories. "I hope my dolly will be used this summer on a feature called "Brush with Danger" states Steven. Even though this dolly has some Hollywood history, it's a working dolly and is currently rented out for a local production.

There's no question, with its Hollywood provenance in-place, this may be the most valuable Mini-Crab in existence! Great job Steven!