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Started by redwine, December 26, 2013, 02:01:40 PM

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redwine

LE DENTU / DISTRIBUTEURS AUTOMATIQUES

They produced a number of coin operated machines in the early 1900s such as: Le Dédale, La Chasse, L'Entraineur, La Rafale, Le Jeu de Cartes & Sus à L'Ennemi.  Info gleaned from
here

30mm
7.86g
Zinc
Consimilar
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Figleaf

 :D

Le Dentu - the toothed one
Le Dédale - the labyrinth
La Chasse - the hunt
L'Entraineur - the trainer
La Rafale - the salvo
Le Jeu de Cartes - the pack of cards or the card game
Sus à L'Ennemi - have at you now!

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

redwine

Thank You Peter 8)
And appreciate the lesson in Shakespeare  ;)
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malj1

A very nice piece from Raymond Le Dentu - Orléans, France.  ...1907 - 1914...

The machines would be operated by French 10 centimes or British pennies as well as the 30mm tokens.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

Figleaf

 :D :D :D His ancestors must have had the sort of dental job that even impresses Bart. :D :D :D

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

redwine

Here's a blank borrowed from ebay.  I hadn't noticed the wording in the scroll ::)
Left: CHODORSE??
Right: PARIS
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redwine

The following weigh 8.7-9g. All consimilar and same size as above.

DISTRIBUTEURS / AUTOMATIQUES / LE DENTU / THEVENON & CO
DISTRIBUTEURS / AUTOMATIQUES / H.SPANAGEL / THEVENON & CO
DISTRIBUTEURS / AUTOMATIQUES / THEVENON & CO
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redwine

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malj1

Quote from: redwine on January 07, 2014, 10:15:39 AM
The following weigh 8.7-9g. All consimilar and same size as above.

DISTRIBUTEURS / AUTOMATIQUES / LE DENTU / THEVENON & CO
DISTRIBUTEURS / AUTOMATIQUES / H.SPANAGEL / THEVENON & CO
DISTRIBUTEURS / AUTOMATIQUES / THEVENON & CO

We have met the second name DISTRIBUTEURS / AUTOMATIQUES / H.SPANAGEL / THEVENON & CO before, see Old French machine tokens - Spanagel

Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

redwine

Thanks for the reminder Mal  ;)
I'm a little confused by '& Co' - not very French!
Was there a UK offshoot?
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malj1

Could it say  THEVENON & Cie?  not clear for me to see.

From the web page today ETABLISSEMENTS THEVENON - Siège social et usine - B.P. 18 - 71590 GERGY - FRANCE
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

redwine

Definitely 'and Co.'  With the o in superscript and underlined.
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redwine

Best I can do ::)
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malj1

I too have one on my page.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

redwine

The SAINT-GAUDENS Syndicat du Commerce & de l'Industrie 25c 1922 (Aluminium) features the signature THEVENON & Co [Elie Ref. 1.3]
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