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Re: Old coin automat to win cigarretes

Postby pennymachines » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:49 pm

Looks like the Philip Shefras version.

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Re: Old coin automat to win cigarretes

Postby treefrog » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:40 pm

Only reading your post Mr PM.... maybe things have changed. !PUZZLED!

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Re: Old coin automat to win cigarettes

Postby pennymachines » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:04 pm

3Barrels.jpg

Yes, I re-read that post where I said Nic Costa attributed it to Vincent Haydon but, as Gameswat said, it looks '30s - '40s. Haydon and Urry's Game of Barrels was introduced in 1898, had four barrels (which were cast from different moulds than the later game) and, of course, a much earlier style of hardwood cabinet. Evidently the game, like many others, was copied, but on reflection, it's clearly much too late to have been built by Haydon. The Philip Shefras badge is prominently displayed on more than one, so I'm happy to go with that until someone has a better idea.


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