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Online bagerap

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1971 .s.d to decimal converter
« on: June 05, 2019, 03:09:57 PM »
A nice little novelty. Can't recall seeing anything like it at the time though.

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Re: 1971 .s.d to decimal converter
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 08:55:46 PM »
Found a UK company called HME, but it was established only in 1984. A better candidate is Group Rhodes, producing the HME mechanical power presses. As the conversion scale on the token is a bit imprecise, I could imagine that these were produced in trade shows to demonstrate the machinery.

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Re: 1971 .s.d to decimal converter
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 10:17:43 PM »
HME were previously part of Verson and before that Cincinatti-Milacron. There are various "advertisers" known with these two earlier names in conjunction with "HME", most being about 25mm in diameter.

I think I have read before what the "HME" is an abbreviation of.

Do you think it is Gold-anodised-Aluminium

Is the diameter about 38mm ?

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Re: 1971 .s.d to decimal converter
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 12:06:07 AM »
I have three of these; Gold anodised aluminium, 38.1mm 5.7g

HME - HORDERN, MASON & EDWARDS

Cincinnati began as a small machine shop in the downtown area of the city of the same name in Ohio, USA, in the mid 1860s. After World War II it took over the Birmingham (UK) press manufacturers Hordern, Mason & Edwards, of Vesey Street, Birmingham, (HME) who had been approached by the Royal Mint in the early 1960s to prepare a specialist modern coining press suitable for the quantities of UK coins needed when the country changed over to a decimal system; the Mint estimated that 150 additional presses alone would be needed. HME designed the Coinmaster, a forged steel press with a novel rotary feed plate, which was subsequently sold to many mints the world over.

In 1969 the parent company name changed to Cincinnati Milacron, reflecting the rapid development of plastics and injection moulding in the company’s markets; the name was changed again to Milacron Inc in 1998
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Re: 1971 .s.d to decimal converter
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 12:09:54 AM »
Found this on file.

reverse lower items = if a cincinnati salesman can’t match this coin he’ll buy you a beer
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Re: 1971 .s.d to decimal converter
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 08:27:19 AM »
Another extremely rare one made to test the K360 press for the Pobjoy Mint.

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Re: 1971 .s.d to decimal converter
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2019, 08:32:18 AM »
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