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Re: Allwin lock and other questions

Postby brigham » Tue May 26, 2020 8:35 am

Cut-down pencils wrapped with Rizla paper make good 'alternative' cigarettes, without the danger of chocolate.
(Must get our priorities right!)

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Re: Allwin lock and other questions

Postby geofflove » Tue May 26, 2020 12:10 pm

Thanks for the pics. Helpful to see a few variations in terms of labels too. Interestingly, although the bottom machine is different to mine the payout mech looks identical so I guess maybe this was the same maker or maybe some makers bought in 'stock' mechanics?

In terms of the glass, it's not really visible in the pics but a corner of it was broken off. Not much but JUST enough for the hole to poke out beyond the rebate in the door. I wouldn't have changed it otherwise.

I think I'm going to need to change the image in mine as it doesn't fit properly and just doesn't look like it belongs really. I can't find an image like the 'Players please, one cigarette' but I guess I could try to recreate it in photoshop. Or I could do something with one of these images... I guess it depends how purist you want to be. What would you do?
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Re: Allwin lock and other questions

Postby special when lit » Tue May 26, 2020 1:12 pm

geofflove wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 7:31 pm
Ps. I’m not a smoker and chocolate cigarettes appear to be outlawed now. So what to put in it?
Currently thinking of getting some matchmakers and a packet of fag papers to wrap them in.....!
I've got a cig payout machine in the 'to do' pile, I was going to use wooden dowel & paint them white.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200mm-Wooden ... 1977630638
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Re: Allwin lock and other questions

Postby bryans fan » Thu May 28, 2020 3:30 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Old- ... 4902.l9144
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Would this be any use? Some machines just have a fag packet on display, like the Bryans Six Or More. I wondered if a 20 pack would be big enough, or you could scan it and print it out the right size.

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Re: Allwin lock and other questions

Postby geofflove » Thu May 28, 2020 5:29 pm

Thanks for pointing that out. That’s an idea. I’ve actually been doing a little work in photoshop and am getting it printed onto card. I’ll see what it looks like otherwise this could be a plan...! Thanks

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Re: Cigarette allwin lock and other questions

Postby pennymachines » Fri May 29, 2020 5:45 pm

As I have one of these to do, I've had a go at the graphic. I couldn't match the decorative flourish without redrawing it, so I used a bit of off-the-shelf (google images) Art Nouveau.

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The cabinet is very much in the style of Wonders, with the pyramidal top and fluted edges.
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Cigarettes Please allwin front plate

Postby geofflove » Sat May 30, 2020 8:49 am

Looks good! I’ve gone a bit off piste with mine... I’m having it printed on a moonpig card at this was the most cost effective option. We will see how it turns out!

That machine is identical to mine. Interesting to see the lock on the right of the cash box. My cash box cover was missing so have had to remake that part.

I got a better quote for chroming so have sent the externals off for plating.

The ‘pennies’ only sign is missing on mine too. Anyone have a source for these?

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Re: Cigarette allwin lock and other questions

Postby pennymachines » Sat May 30, 2020 12:08 pm

No cashbox in mine either. Did you have one to copy?
See Pennies Only labels in Resources.

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Re: Cigarette allwin lock and other questions

Postby geofflove » Sat May 30, 2020 5:30 pm

Ah great thanks. No I didn’t have a box to copy. I’ve just done an oak front plate and will pop a lock into it. No box as such, just a locking front panel. Not sure what the original was like.


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