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Nestles 1d chocolate vendor

Postby alan57 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:45 am

Just acquired this machine, it's a Nestles 1d chocolate vendor made around 1930s.
Possibly made of cast iron (but not sure).
The vendor had not opened for about 60 years, because when finally opened by a locksmith, very old 1d Nestles chocolate bars and 3 old pennies were inside.
Has anyone on the forum ever refurbished one of these machines, as I was looking for some advice on the type of primer and paint to use on cast iron?
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Re: Nestles 1d chocolate vendor

Postby treefrog » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:13 am

Alan, what a lovely find and especially with original bars still inside, if not a little out of date.....

Magnet test will confirm, but these are aluminium alloy metal I believe. Not much of the original paint to save, but I would use an aluminium type primer to stop the white salt rot and enamel paint over coat. Most I have seen with original paint look more like a satin or matt finish, although this may of course be due to dulling down, but imo looks better.

Nice one !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Nestles 1d chocolate vendor

Postby aristomatic » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:27 am

Think this was on eBay recently and didn't sell?

Hopefully you both got a great deal off eBay.

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Re: Nestles 1d chocolate vendor

Postby treefrog » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:54 am

There was a different one below, that I think did not sell earlier in the month and only seen one other earlier this year local to me... Best compact vendor by far... Of course I am biased. :woops:
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Re: Nestles 1d chocolate vendor

Postby aristomatic » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:19 am

I remember the packets as I emailed a vendmaester friend when it first came on.

Anyway off to the football....!

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Re: Nestles 1d chocolate vendor

Postby alan57 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:37 am

Thanks for the information Tom. Will look into sorting out the right primer for aluminium.
After decades of insect attack, there wasn't much left of the chocolate wrappers. This morning I made a start on a new template on Photoshop for some dummy wrappers.
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Re: Nestles 1d chocolate vendor

Postby pennymachines » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:20 pm

Nice find. They were made by Brecknell Munro & Rogers of Bristol. Nestle's Animal bars still fit perfectly, but you have to get the foil-wrap, not the 'shrink-wrap'. I think they're 25p each from my local corner shop, but quite a bit cheaper in bulk from discount suppliers.
I've uploaded a couple more period Nestle Chocolate Wrappers to Resources. I still have the original wrapper and Photoshop files if required.
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Re: Nestles 1d chocolate vendor

Postby alan57 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:58 pm

Many thanks PM for the information !THUMBS!

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Re: Nestles 1d chocolate vendor

Postby aristomatic » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:35 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Nest ... 7675.l2557

Above is original eBay listing for the machine.

As I said earlier in the thread it didn't sell at £750, I remember as i was in dialogue with seller when midway thru the listing he had locksmith get the lock open and he messaged me to say he had added pictures of the original wrappers contained inside. He had another old vendor too, not listed. I think it's a cig vendor? I think the seller was very surprised he didn't get a bid @750.

He messaged me after saying they were going to think things over, because of zero bids. Hopefully you both got a deal that you were both happy with.

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Re: Nestles 1d chocolate vendor

Postby treefrog » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:04 am

I suspect Neil you were trying to get it for less than £750. You should have grabbed a bargain, unless it got pulled due to lack of bids. I would have (except I have no money).

Good luck Alan with the restoration. Nice to see original packaging. I bought some original sample bars for mine, although only three of them, that must have wood blocks inside. I was going to make more up to fill up a bit as buying chocolate would either make me even fatter or they would end up like the ones you have.


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