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by alan57
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?
Replies: 12
Views: 898

Re: Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?

The information I got today was from Steve Knight who runs the Colne Valley Postal history museum.
Apparently very few were made. He knows of only 2 that are left (his and this one), his is faulty and he's not sure if this one works at all!
by alan57
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?
Replies: 12
Views: 898

Re: Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?

Some update on the vending machine. When the 6d coin is placed in the slot, 2 x 3d bits were vended.
Dates from 1959, when the letter rate went up to 3d.
by alan57
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?
Replies: 12
Views: 898

Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?

Noticed this stamp vending machine on Ebay, unusual as it doesn't seem to vend stamps.

The mechanical parts inside indicate that it vended coins or possibly tokens, never seen one like this before.

Looks like you would put a 6d in the slot and got?

Anybody any ideas what it was for?
by alan57
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Bargain Hunt BBC1 2/12/19 interview with Darren Hesketh
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Bargain Hunt BBC1 2/12/19 interview with Darren Hesketh

The last time I was in Bygone times around August time, most of the machines had been taken away, leaving a lot of empty spaces :!?!: After speaking to Bob (Jingle) a couple of weeks ago, and he told me a lot of the machines Darren had in Bygone times was on loan from Clive ( the guy who had the pen...
by alan57
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Bargain Hunt BBC1 2/12/19 interview with Darren Hesketh
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Bargain Hunt BBC1 2/12/19 interview with Darren Hesketh

Just wondered if anyone saw Darren Hesketh being interviewed on Bargain Hunt BBC1 2/12/19 The film crew was at Bygone times, Eccleston, Lancashire. The interviewer who's name escapes me was discussing slot machines with Darren in his penny arcade in Bygone times. A number of working models and some ...
by alan57
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Allwin information needed
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Allwin information needed

Its a BMCo allwin
by alan57
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Profits to be made on Nestles Vending machines
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Profits to be made on Nestles Vending machines

Just noticed this add on Ebay.

It's from the Nestles company in the 1960s, stating what profits could be made if your rented out one of their vending machines.
by alan57
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bryans's Fivewin without a cash box door
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Bryans's Fivewin without a cash box door

Just noticed this Bryan's Fivewin on EBay.

I've never seen a Bryan's Fivewin with a full door with no cash box door before!

Was this a special one that Bryan's made at the time? :!?!:
by alan57
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors
Replies: 67
Views: 17124

Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Great pictures BF of the Nestles vendors !!THUMBSX2!!
by alan57
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: BMCo. Digger allwin identified
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: allwin id please

Digger by BMCo. Made in 1933 took 1d and the one I had took half pennies.