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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby radiochrissie » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:15 pm

Yes, they have served me well, just not on that day. :lol:

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby 13rebel » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:06 pm

Presumably because you got your pocket money stopped to pay for carpet to be cleaned. :lol:

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby pennymachines » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:16 pm

Alan - I've added your very smart Wrigleys and Beechnut vendors to the Vendors category of the Museum (under your username).

Couple of questions:
Does anyone know who made these?
Am I right that the Wrigley Company and The Imperial Packing Company (who made Beechnut gum from 1910) only loaned the vendors to shops? That might explain why some are quite rare.

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby alan57 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:47 pm

Beechnut is an American owned company, they merged in the early 1950s with Roundtree in York.
The Beechnut vendors was the property of the Automatic Chewing Sweet Sales Ltd, (Roundtree),
the machines where made at their works in 61 Wigginton Road, York, they stopped production mid 1970s.

Wrigley Vendors was manufactured by NAM (National Automatic Machines Ltd), 99, Cobbled Rd, London NW10.
The very early Wrigley vendors was red in colour, but changed to white in the late 1950s.

I'm not sure if the machines where rented out or bought outright by the shop owners, as I guess it was the shop owners responsibility it re fill them with sweets.

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby badpenny » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:36 pm

Roundtree or Rowntree?

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby alan57 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:51 pm

oops Rowntree :burp:

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby badpenny » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:58 pm

Did you know Trebor is Robert backwards?

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby pennymachines » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:51 pm

Thanks Alan - I've added the companies to the Museum database:
I was able to find more details on Automatic Chewing Sweet Sales Ltd but nothing much yet about NAM, which is odd because they were apparently a leading maker of small chewing gum, match, cigarette and chocolate, etc. vendors. Their address was 'Cobbold Road', not 'Cobbled Road' (see plate from Chocolate vendor below),
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but they also seem to have had an address at Progress House, Kingston Road, London, SW20 (it appears on their Cig vendors). To confuse matters, there also seems to be an American company of the same name.
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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby malcymal » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:36 am

The beech nut gum vendor took me back! I remember there was a circular mark on the turning handle and when it was in a certain position it would give you two packets. We used to wait after school for it to be in the right place and share the two packs out so only costing us 1/2 a pence! I guess this was about 43 years ago, ouch, amazing how a picture can trigger a memory long lost in time 'cause half the time I can't remember what was said to me half an hour ago. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: 1d gum vendors added to my collection

Postby badpenny » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:07 pm

Is this deja vu or the previous page?
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