Treasure Cave (Elephant Gift Vender)

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karinatrudy
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Treasure Cave (Elephant Gift Vender)

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Hi! Does anyone remember the arcade machine in the 60s 70s - it was like a treasure chest and you got a prize every time. It had all gifts inside and when you entered your money a jewelled elephant went round and then dropped a little white box down and you got some treasure. It was something like Aladdin's Cave or Ali Baba's Treasure trove. I remember seeing one similar a few years back. There was one that I particularly remember outside an amusement arcade in Folkstone, England. Does anyone know if there are any around today?
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Re: Treasure Chest Arcade Machine of the 60s 70s

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Hi karinatrudy :D , welcome to the forum....
Is this the machine you were thinking about?
It is called Treasure Cave, made by Oliver Whales in the 1950s. The idea for this machine came from Oliver Whales' daughter Mary :cool:
I know one was for sale on ebay last week, don't know who got it. :!?!:
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Re: Treasure Chest Arcade Machine of the 60s 70s

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O wow! Yes, that is the machine. It looks just like the one that was at Folkstone - it brings back a lot of happy memories. Thank you.
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Re: Treasure Chest Arcade Machine of the 60s 70s

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Three sales of these are recorded in the Arena: one sold for a mere £45 in May 2005 and the same price again in April 2008. The upper one sold for a more respectable £280 in September 2008.
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Re: Treasure Chest Arcade Machine of the 60s 70s

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Wow I wish I had looked then - I haven't got the room but I loved these machines so much. It's a very treasured memory of the seaside holidays.
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Yes, it's the size (and weight) which scares most of us. This page at Penny in the Slot features a short video of the elephant delivering a gift.
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Elephant gift vendor boxes

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Topic merged - Site Admin.

Does anyone know of a manufacturer of gift boxes suitable for the Treasure Cave (Elephant) gift vending machines? This is sort of a rhetorical question, if not a very silly one, because I’m pretty sure the answer is no! I know of several people who operate these machines (or would like to, if they could get the bloody boxes) but no one seems to know of a supplier of the said boxes.
So question number 2 – how many of you out there would be interested in buying fairly large quantities of boxes if I can get them manufactured? I have found two possible suppliers, but we’re talking tens of thousands – more than I will ever need in a lifetime.

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Re: Elephant gift vendor boxes

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jerry i havnt really looked
but are they same size as
the bran tub
anyway i would
take a bag

price 1st tho lad
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Re: Elephant gift vendor boxes

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Hi Jerry :D what size are the boxes? !PUZZLED!
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Re: Elephant gift vendor boxes

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The exact size is: 98mm x 49mm x 17mm

I've no idea if they are suitable for the Bran Tub, but they are the same size as those used in Whales Win a Gift allwins and possibly Giftmaster machines.
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