Clement Garrett's & BMR cigarette vending machines

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Clement Garrett's & BMR cigarette vending machines

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I held back from posting this until both items finished on ebay, in case anyone here was bidding.

These two small, wooden cigarette vending machines would have been ubiquitous in hotel lobbies, clubs and pubs in the 1930s.
Thanks to detailed pictures from the seller, we now know their makers and patent numbers.
Patent No. 220969
Sole Manufacturers
Clement Garrett & Co.
Jessop St.
Sheffield

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Patent GB220969 Dora Garrett, 1924
Patent No. 331,254/29
Manufacturers
Brecknell, Munro & Rogers (1928) Ltd.
Engineers
Bristol

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Re: Cigarette vendors

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Wow nice are they thanks for sharing
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You didn't tell us what they sold for Mr P. :tut
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I don't know whether they sold - didn't check. I think they had Buy-It-Now prices on them. :!?!:
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Garrett's cigarette vending machine

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Just found this old advert for cigarette vending machine made by Clement Garrett and Co, more well known for their gold change machines. Has anyone seen a triple vender similar to this? I see they use the word "BIJOU" for the single column model a term they used on their cast iron gold changers from 1900ish. The 1930 date would tie up with the cigarette prices. I wonder if they made metal venders for outside use positively from an earlier date? Can any vender collector offer any further information please.
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Re: Garrett's cigarette vending machine

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My God, these were expensive!! £5 in 1935 is equal to £310 today! That's a lot of 2d packets of fags to get your money back :o (true 2d works out at 51p today, but even allowing for 50% profit on a 2d packet that's 1200 packets to sell before you make a profit through the machine and that doesn't include running costs!) It says "built to last". They would need to be. !OMFG!
The triple column machine is listed at a staggering £19. That's over £1200. The advert does appear to say "1930".
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Re: Garrett's cigarette vending machine

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There's a Clement Garret & Co. triple cigarette vendor quite similar to the advert above already posted in this topic: Cigarette Vendors
Patented by Dora Garrett in 1924, it's sans peaked top and has different coin entries.

Here's a single unit made by the same company:


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Treefrog's sharp eyes spotted the Clement Garret badge on this beer vending giant:

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Canned Beer Machine
24th June 1937: A canned beer machine being tested out in London. The customer inserts 6d, waits for the coin to drop and pulls out a sealed can of beer. Experiments are being made to make the machines automatically self-locking and opening, in accordance with the licensing laws
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What a great idea....drinking beer at work. !!THUMBSX2!! I'm a little confused. She appears to be holding a beer bottle like the one pictured on the vending machine. He seems to be pouring beer from a can?? Not that it matters. Besides a brewery or Disney Land, that looks like the happiest place in the world to work. :lol:

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Early beer cans JP.
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Re: Garrett's cigarette vending machine

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The good ol' days when you had to read the label to see if you were drinking beer or metal polish. !PUKE!
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