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Re: Watkins patent Airgun Pellet Dispensing Machine

Postby pennymachines » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:14 pm

I think that's right. Those bespoke Watkins' Palm Wood Vesta and Bryant & May matchbox labels I posted earlier look like they fold into little square boxes, so the pellet dispenser probably used something similar but rounded.

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Re: Watkins patent Airgun Pellet Dispensing Machine

Postby coppinpr » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:44 pm

stupid of me not to look correctly at the photos,when I saw the round indent my brain said "penny" not "tin" :lol:

Boy I remember those toy gun caps, if you left them in the pack and jumped on them the whole lot went off in one massive bang :shock:
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Re: Watkins patent Airgun Pellet Dispensing Machine

Postby gameswat » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:32 am

This is the type of tin right here: Antique tiger oak vending machine
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Re: Watkins patent Airgun Pellet Dispensing Machine

Postby bryans fan » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:03 pm

!WORSHIPFULL!

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Re: Watkins patent Airgun Pellet Dispensing Machine

Postby jimlad » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:16 pm

Thanks, I now know what to look for!

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Re: Watkins patent Airgun Pellet Dispensing Machine

Postby pennymachines » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:16 am

It looks like a perfect fit, but I doubt, this being an English machine, it was designed to dispense Dr Kilmer & Co. (of Binghamton, New York) ointment. Nowhere on the dispenser does it say "Kilmer's Ointment". More likely perhaps, someone found a tin that fits. Although, as I said, they may have vended off-the-shelf tins, I think this case remains unsolved... !SHERLOCK!
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Re: Watkins patent Airgun Pellet Dispensing Machine

Postby tom arcade » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:56 pm

The Watkins machine with the Dr Kilmer ointment tin pictured in the thread "Watkins patent Airgun Pellet Dispensing Machine" has made its way to a new home in the states via the Chicago coin op show. This particular machine vended a round tin. It is missing the internal chute that would hold the product (tins). Anyone have an extra part or be willing to have a duplicate made?
Thanks in advance for any help or detailed pictures of the chute.

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Re: Watkins patent Airgun Pellet Dispensing Machine

Postby pennymachines » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:40 am

The only collector I know with one of these is Sweetmeats. Maybe he can help, but finding a spare part is unlikely.

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Billiard Chalk Machine

Postby andy d » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:21 pm

Thread merged - Site Admin.

Just bought this Watkins Billiard Chalk dispenser. It's a little tatty, but I have been after one for a while as collecting Billiard memorabilia is one of my pastimes.

Hopefully attached some photos otherwise the following questions may be a lost cause.

There is no key. Is there any chance of finding one, or would it be possible to replace with something similar?

If there was a key, does anyone know how it opens? Unfortunately it was secured with a late 20th century philips screw (sacrilege!!) But after removing it, the front doesn't want to move (I hope it's not glued)

Any help or ideas would be much appreciated. !THUMBS!
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Re: Billiard Chalk Machine

Postby badpenny » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:51 pm

I have been known, on more than one occasion to first find any old key that fits the hole.
Then open up the back of the lock and start removing the locking bars/pins until the key works.

However, I'm not to be trusted and shouldn't be taken seriously.
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