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Started by malj1, March 28, 2018, 01:08:28 PM

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malj1

Auto Skooter Bossuwé Sylvestre bon pour 1 auto 1ou2 personnes; a similar reverse but in Dutch, goed voor 1 auto 1of2 personen;

C/hole Zinc 32.8mm while others found online are in brass suggesting this zinc one may date to WW1.

Auto Skooters or bumper cars are known in the UK as Dodgems. To enable operation the token has to be inserted into a slot on the car.

Malcolm
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Figleaf

A token from Belgium. The name of the owner is Sylvestre Bossuwé. Turning family name and first name around is a French peculiarity. The Dutch text is a direct translation of the French text. Taken together with the first name, it is likely that Sylvestre, in spite of his Flemish last name, was Walloon, but travelled around in Flanders also, so he needed bi-lingual tokens.

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

malj1

Thank you, Belgium is as I suspected.
Malcolm
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redwine

Two from Hoffmann, one from Tewe 8)
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malj1

I read the reverse as: pay attention to one token per car, yet it says 1 or 2 person on the obverse ???
Malcolm
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redwine

It means you can only use one token per car. 
So if you have two people in the car, one pays and one can use a token.
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malj1

#6
So two people in one car and the token is needed to operate the car.
Malcolm
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redwine

Yes I got the wrong end of the stick there! ::)
I forgot in those days the token made the car work  :-[
In the 70's you paid at the kiosk and took a ticket.  Handing it to the chap walking around on the floor.  Or at least that's what I remember.

So what it means is you only need to use one token per car which could take one or two people.
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malj1

Handing it to the chap walking around on the floor....  or a token?

.....who then placed it in a slot on the bumper before moving on?
Malcolm
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redwine

All the bumper cars were active, you just had to press the pedal to move.
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jezuss

Austrian token 33mm aluminium.

In the Netherlands plastic tokens are used to operate the cars.
http://www.jezuss.nl/bo/botsauto.htm

Figleaf

Neat! I may find myself in Vienna next year. If so, I'll check if he's still around.

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

malj1

Likewise for the UK ones; Hayes 175.3, is similar to a small pulley wheel and is inserted into a slot on a Bumper car to actuate the electrical equipment. see here
Malcolm
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