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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Postby coppinpr » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:49 pm

Interesting prizes
1st prize 40 junior cycles (I'd have been happy with just 1)
2nd Prize 30 fairy cycles not much different from first prize, but enough said about "fairy cycles" in the '30s)
3rd Prize gold watches (it doesn't say rolled gold or plated so I'd sue today if it wasn't solid gold when it arrived)
4th prize Dean's unbreakable dolls (want a bet! trades descriptions office beware)
5th prize penknives (see that happening today)


and not a PS2 (including an action game where you can actually see the guts of the enemy spilling out when you blow them up) to be seen.
I'll settle for a pedal car or perhaps a yacht (as long as it sleeps 6). !THUMBS!

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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Postby alan57 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:52 am

Thanks for the information sweetmeats !!THUMBSX2!! , I guess the Nestle's aluminium venders where less popular than the Nestle's cast iron varieties on railway stations, that why there isn't any pictures of the aluminium one's !PUZZLED!

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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Postby sweetmeats » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:26 pm

I think the main reason for not finding postcards showing 1930s vendors is that there were many more postcards generally before 1918 than after. I have about 200 showing machines - none after about 1918 and most pre-first world war.

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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Postby coppinpr » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:18 pm

An interesting point about postcards Sweetmeats. I think it's not so much there were more postcards pre WW1 (in fact the real boom in seaside post cards starts in the early '20s), it's more the change in the type of postcard. The early high street photographer took photos of pretty much everything, mounted them up as postcards and either sold them themselves or sold batches of them to the venues (stations, tea rooms, pubs, even ordinary shops) and people would buy them as both mementos and to emphasise there conversations, "see this pub, we went there every night, it was great", for example. Post WW1 cheap home use cameras start to appear and the need and desirability of that type of postcard quickly disappears as people actually want the same photos but take them themselves.

The general view seaside postcard on the other hand served a different purpose. The predecessor of the seaside postcard was "crested china" (something I know quite a lot about) which was all about bragging, either kept on show at home or given as a holiday gift it said, "this is where we have been". Still at its height in 1919 (it's estimated 1 in 5 homes in the UK had a least one piece) its decline and collapse in about 1929 is directly linked to the rise in seaside postcard sales which,of course, did the same job only cheaper and you could send it while still living it up on holiday, thus rubbing it in a little harder :lol:
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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Postby pennymachines » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:38 pm

I've yet to find an image (photo or postcard) showing the so-called Penny Red Nestle cast aluminium chocolate vendor located on a station platform. Doesn't mean they weren't, but they seem to have been designed more for outside shops etc. The cast iron ones, on the other hand, were an essential rail-side facility. Here are a few more historic images:
Triple Nestle vendor, 1920s, Flinders St. Station, Australia
Platform 1, Flinders St. Station, Australia
Platform, Flinders St. Station, Australia
Spenser St. Station down ramp to subway, Australia
Fruit, Sweetmeat and double Nestle vendors, Paddington station
Double Nestle and Sweetmeats/Matches/Cigarettes vendors at Hatch End station, 1937
Scales, Working Model Stephenson's Rocket, and Sweetmeats vendor at Barrow Station, Cumbria, 1930.
Further down the same platform, large unidentified cast metal vending machine and BAC metal stamper
and from https://www.warwickshirerailways.com/ "six-wheel coach body used as a passenger waiting room on Bidford on Avon station's platform", with disused Nestle vendor:

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Also this page featuring the Penny Red from Sweet Memories : A Nostalgic Trip Down Confectionery Lane
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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Postby ilovemyjukebox » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:50 pm

I've seen that picture of the double Nestle Vendor at Hatch End on a number of occasions. In fact I probably have it saved on my computer somewhere. However, looking at it again today I noticed for the first time the wonderful Fry's Machine on the right of the picture.

I have that style of machine in a couple of Cigarette variations but have never seen it for Fry's. I don't suppose anyone has one? Tony???

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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Postby gameswat » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:27 pm

I restored this one for a local customer years ago, a high end enamel sign collector. Cool the way they made the machine look like the packet it vends. In researching it I don't think I ever came across another?
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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Postby ilovemyjukebox » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:51 pm

That’s excellent thanks for posting. Great machine.

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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Postby pennymachines » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:15 am

Some other Fry's vendors at Oakham Treasures


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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Postby aristomatic » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:09 pm

Thanks for the pic Mr PM.

I have one of the blue and white vendors shown in that pic. Mine retains a little original Mackintosh's logo at the top front.

It's a borderline machine as I only keep original paint vendors and this just about in good enough original condition to keep. However, mine and I presume, these two, have a clever vending mechanism inside, which I wasn't aware of till it arrived in the post.

It has two vending columns, one in front and one behind. As one runs to empty the other column is tripped to move into position in its place, so it has double the fill, so only needs to be refilled half as many times.

I'll have a closer look at that picture later, but where the bar artwork is, there's usually a square glass brand advertising frame plate? The more experienced vendor collectors will know more I'm sure.


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