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1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby alan57 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:36 pm

Two more vending machines added to my collection both working on the 1d.

The Beechnut Vendor is from around the 1950s, working on the old 1d. You receive a free gum packet on every 4th penny used (the gum packets are dummies).

The Red Wrigley Vendor is from around the 1940s, working on 2 x 1d pennies. Very few red Wrigley vendors remain (gum packets are dummies).
Red-Wrigleya.jpg
Beechnut-1a.jpg
Beechnuta.jpg
Red-Wrigley-1a.jpg

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby ddstoys » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:11 pm

Very nice

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby radiochrissie » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:34 pm

If I remember correctly you could tell when the free chewy was available by the position of the handle.
I inherited a bubble gum vendor full of bubble gums and lucky charms from a dead uncle. Me and my friend spent the whole day eating them. I was sick all over his mum's new carpet, still got the charms! Happy days.

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby alan57 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:42 pm

Yes, you're correct, there's an arrow on the handle. When the arrow points to you, an extra gum packet is vended.

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby radiochrissie » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:54 pm

Nice penny high top. :cool:

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby clubconsoles » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:40 pm

alan57 wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:42 pm
Yes, you're correct, there's an arrow on the handle. When the arrow points to you, an extra gum packet is vended.
This info would have been priceless 40 years ago when I was 12 years old!

radiochrissie wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:34 pm
Me and my friend spent the whole day eating them. I was sick all over his mum's new carpet,
This had me laughing out loud, you made my day, Thank you!

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby brigham » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:35 am

There was always an arrow on the handle, but I never saw a machine which described the 'free packet' position. They usually said 'free packet every fourth turn', and left the rest for us to work out.
It was to do with Retail Price Control, if I remember correctly.

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby aristomatic » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:03 am

Arrowmint gum

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby badpenny » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:47 am

alan57 wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:42 pm
Yes, you're correct, there's an arrow on the handle. When the arrow points to you, an extra gum packet is vended.
I'm sure the position was different on individual machines. Aged 12 I paid a schoolmate 3d to learn the position was "away from you" for the machine at the bottom of my road. However not on the ones in town.
I recouped my outlay by investing a thru'penny every time I saw the arrow at 'up'. I soon had a pocket full of packets which I sold on for 2d.

I never entered an upper tax bracket, but the idea of getting something for nothing once I cleared my overheads was my motivation.

BP %|%

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby 13rebel » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:03 pm

Great piece of humorous nostalgia from radiochrissie that made me chuckle :HaHa: - hope the charms have since brought you luck.


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