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Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:19 pm
by arrgee
coppinpr wrote:the older man standing by the shops dog in photo 2 is my grandfather
Can't imagine Tesco or Sainsbury's having a shop dog Paul. I had a part-time job in my teens working in a grocery shop - if you have ever watched Open All Hours, then this was the exact forerunner, the owner sold all sorts of stuff, meat, cheese, canned food, fresh food, sweets, Dr Whites, Dettol, Omo etc etc etc. I well remember lifting up sides of bacon on my shoulder and carrying them round from the store room to the shop - but prior to this I would need to scrape away the fly blows first !! :shock:

Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:58 pm
by ilovemyjukebox
The clever mechanism you mention Neil, I have only ever seen in Kodak Machines of that era and on some of the larger floor machines.

I'm slowly being dragged back into vending after fighting the urge and going cold turkey for a while now..

Got to resist the temptation.

Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:13 pm
by alan57
Hi Dave
Pleased to hear you're now not selling off all your collection.
Alan

Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:50 pm
by aristomatic
Mr PM, please feel free to merge split etc these last couple of posts.

Here's a pic of mine in Mackintosh livery.

Mine had part of a marquee frame above the glass window - you can see the holes. Of course, as I've not seen another previously, I wouldn't know if the part is original to the machine or not? If others have the same machine in any livery I would appreciate any pictures they have - thanks. I have attached an image of the twin spring loaded inner vending tray as it's quite unusual certainly, although Dave, who is vastly more experienced in these, states he's seen similar in Kodak machines too?

Re: Sweetmeat & Nestlé's vendors

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:43 pm
by gameswat
Aristo, since there doesn't appear to be an old decal or any art on the paintwork itself, then I'd assume the frame was there so the operator could quickly alter the advertising to suit whatever package or flavour etc. Operators are notoriously lazy so nobody would've bothered to remove old graphics off the case if they were just covering them up. That same laziness has been a blessing as it's helped me out countless times with original graphics and details hidden away waiting for me to find them!