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Offline malj1

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Re: "Paris Maroc" - a Telephone Token ?
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2017, 09:35:28 AM »
Yes I realise that but the use is what I expected it to be.

You suggested Switzerland which is possibly correct but what about Belgium? are they likely to omit the C  there?
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Re: "Paris Maroc" - a Telephone Token ?
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2017, 09:38:42 AM »
Just as likely (and don't count out Canada), but I found no hits in Belgium on the Google search result pages I went through.

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Re: "Paris Maroc" - a Telephone Token ?
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2017, 08:48:56 PM »
Fascinating stuff!  8)
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Re: "Paris Maroc" - a Telephone Token ?
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2017, 03:13:00 AM »
Another very similar DISTRIBUTEUR JAQUET DEPOSE uniface 28.3mm but this time in zinc and a whisker smaller ::)

As in Reply #6
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Re: "Paris Maroc" - a Telephone Token ?
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2020, 11:21:12 AM »
I found some other tokens using the same design of slot possibly these too are for a gramophone salon.

Also a close-up of the third image which sees to be the clearest photo.
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Re: "Paris Maroc" - a Telephone Token ?
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2020, 02:28:56 PM »
Guttey-Adenau produced lifts for office buildings. The address Blechturmgasse 20 looks like a former office building. The company was established in 1919 by two engineers, former employees of Freissler. They sold three to seven installations annually. Most of these were installed in buildings in Vienna. The company was especially strong in the public buildings market. The company was taken over Freissler in 1961. (source: "Freissler" und die österreichische Aufzugsindustrie 1868 bis 1969 by Harald Sippl)

It seems to me that, since few lift installations were built, while the tokens are not extreme rarities the best solution is that the tokens were meant to control use of the elevators, perhaps in buildings used to house public services, not unlike room key cards are sometimes necessary to use the elevators of big hotels.

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