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SA575347

A 'wild Woodbine' Cigarette Vending Machine In Full Working Order. Circa 1930. 3d A Packet Complete With Old Pennies!

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Atropos Antiques

This antique has been viewed 24 times in the past month with the most views from Finland.

Description

THIS IS A FASCINATING AND AMUSING PIECE OF TOBACCO MEMORABILIA IN FULL WORKING ORDER AND WITH THE ORIGINAL KEY.IT COMES WITH SOME OLD PENNIES, (240 TO THE POUND IF YOU'RE OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER....SADLY, I AM!).
WOODBINES OR 'WOODIES' WERE THE STAPLE SMOKE OF THE WORKING MAN WHEN I WAS GROWING UP AND THE NAME IS STILL REMEMBERED BY MANY. THIS TYPE OF DEVICE WAS COMMON ON THE STREETS, IN PUBS, SOCIAL CLUBS AND ANYWHERE WHERE THE PUBLIC CONGREGATED, ABSOLUTE STATE OF THE ART IN IT'S TIME! CAN YOU IMAGINE NOW A WORLD WHERE SOMETHING LIKE THIS WOULD LAST FIVE MINUTES IN A PUBLIC PLACE!!
THIS MACHINE WORKS WELL AND WOULD STILL DISPENSE IF REQUIRED. IT HAS ALL THE ORIGINAL PAPERWORK ATTACHED AND IS IN EXCELLENT ORDER. I ESTIMATE IT TO DATE FROM AROUND 1930.
VERY RARE TO FIND SUCH THESE DAYS, ESPECIALLY IN WORKING ORDER!
ALL QUESTIONS ARE WELCOME.
e-mail georgemorgan90@gmail.com
Internal Ref: GM/DS.PK.



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1930.


Dimensions

Height = 60 cm (23.6")
Width = 21 cm (8.3")
Depth = 18 cm (7.1")


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Atropos Antiques
97 West Street
Hartland
North Devon
EX39 6BQ
United Kingdom
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