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Chuddy machine

Postby badpenny » Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:06 pm

Like so many of us my prime objective in this hobby is the machines I knew from when I was young and good looking.
Over the years I have wandered off track and been tempted by Goose Neck three reelers and other exotic beasties from far foreign places. However I will always be dragged back in line by a bedraggled pup in need of a warm home.

A couple of weeks ago I came across this Vendor on old penny. It's unusual to find these on pre-decimal as conversion only involved removing 4 bolts, slipping out the original mech unit and sliding in the new one.
A bit of research reminded me of a story I read at the end of the last century of a row of seaside promenade shops that were modernised in the late 60s early 70s. Then because every thing that comes around goes around, the same shops were given the old fashioned look 25 years later and they dragged off the aluminium and plaster rock facing they'd stuck up previously. The local newspaper showed a photo of one of the workmen standing in front of a handful of wall mounted vendors they'd discovered when they pulled down the cladding.

Of course I can't now find the story anywhere, so although there's no direct link the bloke I got it from found it in a salvage yard in the 80s in the same neck of the woods, so perhaps? Whatever its antecedents, it had 150 old pennies inside and a couple or two hundred jelly beans in a solid lump. So it didn't take much more than a strip down and a bit of a tart up.
It's now working again and even gives a double portion every 4th penny.
All metal, not a piece of plastic (except for the sweetie hopper) anywhere in its construction.
Anybody any idea of the manufacturer?

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It has a rear bracket for wall mounting and a base mounting for shelf or pole mounting.

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Re: chuddy machine

Postby aristomatic » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:05 pm

I have got two of these fabulous vendors left in my collection. They also did the same machine with a card vendor attached to the right. I seem to think we have discussed these previously though?

They also produced that football bagatelle game of course. The manufacturer had a thin metal embossed plate riveted horizontally under the handle and above the vendor flap. It reminds of question at the time, as to how you were supposed to remove the 'thank you' etched insert in the metal vendor flap to rechrome and then refit afterwards without damaging either of these two individual parts.

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Re: Chuddy machine

Postby special when lit » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:35 pm

Mastermatic?

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Re: Chuddy machine

Postby aristomatic » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:45 pm

Yes Mastermatic.

Here's a picture of one of my remaining two standalone gumball machines. I once bought around 20 of the gumballs with attached card vendor. They were found in the loft of chap who had a number of newsagent shops in the South West in the sixties. They all had same issue that the perspex had yellowed significantly over time, so I sold them off once I figured how the card vendor worked. The vendors were still jammed full of collector cards. Unfortunately, they were all thr same series, some tales of Robin Hood...? If they had been football or cricketers the haul of cards would have been worth more than the vendors themselves...

Here's a picture of the serial plate.
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Re: Chuddy machine

Postby badpenny » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:51 pm

Nice, thanks for the photie.


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