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Natoma Brass, 20mm
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Fountain aluminium 19.7mm X 3.2mm thick

Fountain  nickel plated brass 19.8mm X 3.2mm thick
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Jaski copper 20mm

and for info Jaski Cu-ni 26mm
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WMF brass 17.5mm
WMF brass 17.5mm
WMF brass 17.5mm
WMF brass 22mm
WMF brass 22mm C/h
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T.C.C.E.C. uniface brass 22mm round dots
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 :rock:

14964 = 448                  2021 = 306.2
14965 = Swedish          14997 = 149.1
14968 = Swedish?        14998 = 149.2
14972 = not Dutch        15001 = 224.3
14973 = 238                15002 = 224.4
14974 = 483             WMF 1.1 = 484.1 var 1
14976 = unlisted       WMF 1.2 = 484.1
14975 = unlisted       WMF 1.3 = 484.1 var 2
14984 = 495             WMF 1.4 = German
1086a = 354A           WMF 1.5 = German
13246 = 354C.2            15010 = 430.1a

The Vendo tokens should be 22.5 mm.

An encouraging boost for the picture collection, mal. Thank you.

Two little anecdotes as a reward :) Philips Stadskanaal was the last production facility of Philips in the Netherlands. It closed mid 2006. Most production is now in Asia, in particular Taiwan. The Dutch offices do administration only.

The sunburst token was originally a part of a petroleum cooker. The part was mounted on an axis by piercing it with a square hole, that fitted on the end of an axis (and kept falling off :)) The wheel was used to control the size of the flames, as the axis movd the "fuse" (one to three in a cooker) up and down. The petroleum cookers went out of fashion as more houses were connected to the gas grid in the fifties, but my mother still had one for slow cooking. However, the wheels were of the right size to be used in some coffee machines, so they continued to be produced for that purpose, but were no longer holed.

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It is my understanding that although German in origin the WMF tokens were made for use world-wide for coffee machines.

Here below is another one with WMF Made in England Zamack, 20.4mm WMF001.6
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Kooij explicitly mentions the 22 mm tokens as German.

I am having second thoughts about the consimilar Vendo tokens, having found out that the brand name is German and in view of the diameter. See this site.

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Another company that is found world-wide with 500,000 machines produced.

The time-line is interesting although I didn't find a Dutch outlet.

STORY
1930s

1931
Vendorlator Inc. in
Fresno, California

1937
Vendo Co. in
Kansas City, Missouri, founded

1950s

1956
Merger of Vendo Co. with Vendorlator Inc.

1960s

1961
Opening of the subsidiaries
in Germany, France and Belgium

1965
Start of production in Casale Monferrato

1967
Opening of subsidiaries in Spain

1980s

1988
Vendo becomes part of the Sanden Corporation

1990s

1997
First expansion of the factory
in Casale Monferrato

1999
Second expansion of the factory
in Casale Monferrato

2000s

2000
Acquisition of Vendhall UK

2002
Start of the production of coin machines

A new factory will be
opened in Akagi, Japan

2004
First machine
with refrigerant to CO 2
-Base

New subsidiaries of the group:
Vendo France and Vendo Belgium

2005
Vendo is renamed SandenVendo

2007
Start of COMBI and SNACK

2009
Launch of GFV

2010s

2011
50th anniversary of activity in Europe

2012
Start of the new line design

2013
Entry into the coffee industry

2014
YOU (Sanden International Europe Ltd.)
becomes a new shareholder
from SandenVendo Europe

2015
50th anniversary of the factory
in Casale Monferrato

2015
Development of new coffee machines
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This is one reason why I find these tokens so interesting. They give you instant insight in how an economy is running. In this case, Sanden is a classical example of the very flexible, mid-size, family-run highly successful German enterprises that are typical of and the backbone of the German economy. They run a simple, but complete product line, where know-how in one product feeds into the production of other products and quality comes first. The only other country that has this sort of enterprises in significant quantity is Taiwan. It's also highly successful. There's a lesson there, somewhere. ;)

The two Vendo tokens considered Dutch have a Dutch trading house name on the other side. They are probably importers.

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That last bit answers my questions until I see a copy of Kooij ...I don't think tha't bookseller will agree to send to Oz.
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I don't think tha't bookseller will agree to send to Oz.

He already has, or I'd have done it. It is likely to be in the mail already, but maybe it has to go from the nearest big city to your hideout by 'roo :)

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Autobar rang a bell for me but penny only just dropped. I have four British Autobar these have a simple large lower case 'a' on the obverse.

Hayes 2.        a rev. 2 vending brass 25mm
Hayes 2.1      a rev. 3 vending brass 21mm
Hayes 2.2      a rev. 5 vending brass 24mm
Hayes 2.3      a rev. 6 vending brass 19mm

Missing 2.4 which is as above but 10 brass 27.8mm
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Bar-matic brass 18,5mm

I-spy a French mm
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That's 41.1a! The variant without the mint mark is 1b. Kooy says it's Thevenon's triangle. These are the only two 18.5 mm tokens, but Kooij says they are common. 41.2 is 22 mm. Bar-Matic vending machines were imported by Bouter, whose tokens are 22.5 mm. Mysterious.

The Dutch Autobar tokens have a logo. They were imported by Automatic Holland.

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