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BMR match vendor identified

Postby bedbug1 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:47 pm

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Hi,
I have recently bought this cast iron match vending machine and wondered if anyone had any better pictures of the front pieces that are missing, or a long shot, does anyone have the front pieces? I’ve had a look on the Elephant House website and the pictures they have aren't very clear. Any help is appreciated,
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Re: Cast iron match vendor

Postby pennymachines » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:21 am

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Re: Cast iron match vendor

Postby bedbug1 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:44 am

Hi thanks for posting the picture, do you have a rough idea of when it was made
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Re: Cast iron match vendor

Postby gameswat » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:07 pm

Well that was a let down, was expecting some kind of killer enamel signage or cast lettering to the front door. :#:

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Re: Cast iron match vendor

Postby pennymachines » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:40 pm

But it makes the restoration a bit easier...

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The first one to appear at the EH had some nice signage and was catalogued as "circa 1900". The streamlined, fairly plain castings indicate a later date. In fact these were made by Brecknell Munro & Rogers, who weren't trading under that name until 1928, so late '20s, early '30s may be more accurate.
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I've re-uploaded a larger version of my photo of the green one (sold EH 2015). To see it full scale, click the thumbnail and right click to download the image to your computer.

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Re: BMR match vendor identified

Postby bedbug1 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:00 pm

Thank you for the additional pictures and finding out who made it, hopefully will be able to get a copy of the door sorted
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