Figural Hen vendors

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john t peterson
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I particularly like the bottom picture in Mr. PM's post: bacon and eggs. Who says arcade owners don't have a fabulous sense of humor?? :cool:

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Any luck with this beauty mate?
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Sadly not lately, too broke to work on my own stuff. :NBG: But I started out making a mock up of the one missing lever from the coin mech out of card to begin with and the thing ran. So then will make one out of alloy to fine tune, then finally steel and harden it. Have been buying up original antique tin litho eggs to fill it though which has been fun. Just the cheep ones that nobody else wants!
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The ones that go cheep don't contain chocolate. :lol:

In Costa's Penny Machines Picture Book, the Clucking Hen is attributed to R. Reichart of Dresden, but with its end-mounted crank etc. looks more like MUM, and the Poule Automatique which he attributes to P. Leoni of Paris looks like the Stollwerck & Co. version.
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I know that feeling mate still haven't opened a certain new machine yet !!CHEERS!!
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Another by MUM at marktplaats.nl:
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9,5000 E??? :shock:

That hen must be laying true gold eggs.

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Guy's,
I am attaching various pictures of the Hen Vendor from my collection of German flyers, one is from the Strolwerks catalog of 1899.

Enjoy
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I recently acquired this postcard.

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Great card Bryans!! Now just find the machine to match. :!?!:

The body of an early zinc hen just sold on Ebay in the US for almost nothing. 1890's Coin Operated Chicken Hen Chocolate Egg Laying Vending Machine Stollwerck
I researched this for a friend who was excited about it but something happened and his bid didn't work!? !!SUICIDAL!! I've only seen one other example of this machine and that has a label stating "Souvenir Vending Co" in the US, so operated over there from new. But I think this is a French made machine, or at least the case is as have never seen the mech. Because, the zinc cases and trade signs seem to be purely a French manufacturing process. Whereas in the US the pressed trade signs and weather veins all seem to be in copper and never zinc. I particularly like the glass eyes in this model.
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