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Jennings mech with cigarette payout?

Postby coppinpr » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:47 pm

I saw this Jennings mech for sale on ebay USA and wondered if anyone knew what machine it was made for. It seems to have been made just to payout fags (or perhaps a token, but I don't think so) and is a work of art in itself. I would have liked to buy it.

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Re: Jennings mech with cigarette payout?

Postby operator bell » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:04 am

It's the mechanism from a 1937 Jennings Cigarola. This was a large floor-standing combined 6-column cigarette vending machine and slot machine. It had two slots - one for 25 cents, which allowed you to pull a knob to vend a single pack, and one for 5 cents that gave you a pull on the slot machine. Winners paid off in cigarettes, from 2 to ten packs.

It's a pity it doesn't still have its elegant wooden cabinet. Then it would be rather valuable. As it is, it's rather worthless.

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