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Re: Garrett's cigarette vending machine

Postby pennymachines » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:08 pm

Doing a little research:
The first patent I found was 1901, when Clement Garrett was residing at Gothic Arcade Birmingham (at that time in the County of Warwick).
Improvements in Money Tills.

Then we have one in 1929, at which time Julian Clement Garrett is at Foreman Works, 13 Jessop Street, Sheffield.
Improvements in or relating to Coin-freed Mechanism

Then on 29th June 1939 a patent is applied for under the name of Clement Garrett & Company Ltd., 8 Leyburn Road, Sheffield.
Improvements for Delivering Tickets and the like
The National Archives tell us this was when company was founded.

Also Improvements relating to Coin-freed Mechanism in 1941 and Improved Coin-operated Vending Machine in 1942.

The National Archive records the company as closed in 1940, but this is contradicted by a patent for securing cash boxes filed under the company name as late as 1960.

And now there's a Garrett metal-cased three column 1930s Cigarette vendor (with raked top) of a slightly different design in the Museum.
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