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Re: Nestle Vendor

Postby arrgee » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:21 am

Never seen one quite that shape, I think it's just down to what you are prepared to pay for it treefrog. !PUZZLED!

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Re: Nestle Vendor

Postby badpenny » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:47 am

I really don't know what the hell is wrong with me.
In an attempt to find other vending machines like it I used "Google search by image". If you're not aware how this works you put TF's image into Google and it produces other photos from its collection that it thinks are similar.

I got this .....
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Re: Nestle Vendor

Postby gameswat » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:49 am

TF, I think you'd be very lucky to find the missing parts for this. I've seen at least 1/2 a dozen or more machines over the years but all were complete. If you know someone that will let you borrow the parts to copy then fine. Seems pricey for basically just a cabinet and a lot of work.

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Re: Nestle Vendor

Postby treefrog » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:32 am

Thanks all, actually the machine I am interested in is not this one and not online. It apparently has the mechanism and is a lot more money than this one on ebay. As you say this one is empty.....

I know the earlier cast iron vendors go for a lot more, but these are not common by the amount the surface. I know one other member on here who mentioned they had one, but probably paid 2'6 for it form their pocket money. The last vendor I thought was too expensive the two column Harper, resold in auction for over 3 times what I was bidding for.

I guess the issue is, I know it is down to how much you are willing pay, but with no comparison, I have no idea if one would be paying way over the top. Of all smaller vendors, this is probably my favourite in terms of theme and shape

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Re: Nestle Vendor

Postby ilovemyjukebox » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:22 pm

I bought mine about five years ago and paid £800 for it complete. I know of one for sale at the moment that can be had for £895.
One was on eBay a few years ago with the bottom ripped off when it was hacked off the wall. I think that went for about £400.00.
I have a later Nestle machine with the same insides which I could use as a donor for this and have been debating whether to go for it. Would be a shame to spoil the other machine though.
If you do decide you want to buy it let me know and I won't bid against you. You'd also be welcome to copy the coin slot and mech if you wanted to. That's beyond me.

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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Postby sweetmeats » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:56 pm

Thought it was about time that I posted a picture of my namesake fully restored. It involved 22 weld repairs to broken cast iron, re-keying all locks, restoring damaged enamels and having missing ones made. Also the foot support was missing so had to be carved and cast in iron. My son James stripped and repainted it in all he spent about 200 hours working on it. It stands over six feet tall and is certainly the ultimate vender dating from around 1900. It is the machine on the cover of the Shires book close examination shows identical damage to the enamels and same missing ones it is also the same machine as in the Pathe news real . It was found in a lock-up in North London with the Nestle sold in the same auction. They must have originally been made in the hundreds at least a be leave this is the only one to survive. Lastly, the following is true, whenever I am getting repairs made by third parties I try to show them what the machine is that they are helping restore. When having the locks re-keyed the owners elderly mother was in the shop. On seeing the picture of the machine from the auction cat. declared she remembered a similar machine on Tenterden (Kent) Station as a girl in the 1930s.
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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Postby treefrog » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:17 pm

Awesome machine and work on that Sweetmeat.....at least the machine stayed in the Uk, if you are the UK of course....This is definitely a museum quality item of the highest level.....comparing the pictures that was a lot of enamel missing not so obvious on the original, at least 7 on the front....looks great !!THUMBSX2!! !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Postby sweetmeats » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:49 pm

YES I live in England any proud to have been able to keep it here

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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Postby pennymachines » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:53 am

What a classic! /\UK/\

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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Postby special when lit » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:17 pm

!!THUMBSX2!!


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