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Other tokens and medals => Other tokens used for payments => Tokens for operating machines => Topic started by: africancoins on September 13, 2011, 11:34:57 PM

Title: HZ mark - Zimberlin
Post by: africancoins on September 13, 2011, 11:34:57 PM
Here is another relevant token with a maker's mark.

This one has "HZ" incuse on a small rectangle.

I consider the stamped "400" to be inverted being as the 5-pointed stars (of this size or larger) most often appear "pointing" upwards as illustrated above. Also I have seen an image of a piece of the same type where the stamped number is "411" and it is what I would consider to be the right way around.

The British Machine Token books mention a maker by the name of "Zimberlin" and that "N.P.S.C." was "New Polyphon Supply Co., London". A polyphon was a type of musical box.

Thanks Mr Paul Baker
Title: Re: HZ mark
Post by: malj1 on September 22, 2011, 07:17:48 AM
Another NPSC, the same as Paul's above;

(http://web.archive.org/web/20151111101046/http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/280/npsc1.jpg) (http://web.archive.org/web/20151111101123/http://imagizer.imageshack.us/img42/8364/npsc1rev.jpg)

also a close-up of the HZ

(http://web.archive.org/web/20151111101154/http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/6927/npsc2arev.jpg)

Another NPSC, with the A Consommer reverse.

(http://web.archive.org/web/20151111101139/http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/2363/npsc2.jpg) (http://web.archive.org/web/20151111101213/http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/6776/npsc2rev.jpg)
Title: Re: HZ mark
Post by: malj1 on January 20, 2016, 02:29:10 AM
Confirmation that the HZ mark is that of Zimberlin with this French machine token bearing both his mint-mark and his signature Zimberlin.