SA française des appareils automatiques

Started by malj1, July 15, 2014, 12:23:35 AM

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malj1

This appears to be a an early piece. I should imagine they started in aamusement machines and gradually changed their business as time progressed. I have been unable to find the origins of the company, I thinks the search needs to be made in French.

One part SAFAA DISTRIBUTION is for vending: Automatic dispensers drink, confectionery, pastries, coffee.

Another result says they are engaged in the manufacture of electricity distribution and control apparatus.

They also are associated with the Taximeteres-Taxipho

I found another query here but without any real conclusion made. They show six different of the more modern tokens.


Malcolm
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malj1

Quote from: redwine on July 15, 2014, 05:26:34 PM
All very confusing  :-\  Many thanks for trying  ;)
And that was my query on numismatique  ;D

:P now I see it.

Perhaps refers to a kind of game where some logic needs to be used. A game of Skill? here are some British Skill machines.

I only have one SAFAA myself - the 21mm cu-ni




Malcolm
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Figleaf

#2
F A A société anonyme at La Courneuve (Seine-St Denis), a shabby, industrialised outskirt of Paris, produces prepared food selling machines. This token is 5 grams, 21.2 mm.

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

redwine

I have a number of different types of these.
I'll post them at some point............ ;D

The company Le taxiphone changed its name to  S.A.F.A.A.
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Figleaf

Excellent. That's a much better solution. Thank you!

Peter
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redwine

It's not a telephone token Peter IMHO.
Taxiphone also made Taximeters, SAAFA continued this.  And they maintained PTT telephone boxes.
But I don't know of any proof that they produced tokens for the telephone boxes they maintained.
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Figleaf

If you have several types, they must have run for a while and in quantity, therefore not a company restaurant token. Use in taxis is pretty unlikely. It looks to modern to be of much use in a race against taxi fares. What else could it be?

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

malj1

SAFAA = Societe Anonyme Francaise des Appareils Automatiques

SAFAA DISTRIBUTION of 18-26, rue Goubet 75940 PARIS CEDEX 19 FRANCE.

The product range offered: Automatic beverage dispenser, chilled water, confectionery, pastries, coffee.

They come in various sizes and metals. See here
Malcolm
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redwine

Quote from: Figleaf on October 31, 2016, 10:21:25 PM
If you have several types, they must have run for a while and in quantity, therefore not a company restaurant token. Use in taxis is pretty unlikely. It looks to modern to be of much use in a race against taxi fares. What else could it be?

Peter

No, they were not used in taxis. 
They made all sorts of vending machines.  Anything you could put a coin in, they made it, except for the telephones which they merely maintained.
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redwine

#9
Just popped into Research Station Alpha and pulled out the different ones I've found so far.  I'm sure there are plenty more out there..................
Note some have the private mintmark as seen on some taxiphone tokens.

Added details

Left to Right, Top Down

24.4mm  7.36g  Cupro-Nickel  Uniface
O: "LE SERVICE AUTOMATIQUE" / S.A.F.A.A. / (mintmark)

24.4mm  7.1g  Cupro-Nickel  Uniface
O: "LE SERVICE AUTOMATIQUE" / S.A.F.A.A. / (mintmark)

24.4mm  7g  Cupro-Nickel  Uniface
O: "LE SERVICE AUTOMATIQUE" / S.A.F.A.A. / (mintmark)

24.45mm  6.83g  Brass  Uniface
O: "LE SERVICE AUTOMATIQUE" / S.A.F.A.A. / (mintmark)

24.4mm  7g  Brass  Uniface
O: "LE SERVICE AUTOMATIC" / S.A.F.A.A / (mintmark)

24.3mm  6.2g  Brass  Uniface
O: "LE SERVICE AUTOMATIQUE" / S.A.F.A.A / (mintmark)

21.2mm  4.9g  Cupro-Nickel  Uniface
O: "DISTRIBUTEURS AUTOMATIQUES" / safaa / (mintmark)

21.2mm  5.05g  Cupro-Nickel
O: "DISTRIBUTEURS AUTOMATIQUES" / S.A.F.A.A / (mintmark)
R: (A E above M in circle)

21.2mm  4.9g  Cupro-Nickel  Medal aligned
O: "DISTRIBUTEURS AUTOMATIQUES" / S.A.F.A.A / (mintmark)
R: "DISTRIBUTEURS AUTOMATIQUES" / S.A.F.A.A / (mintmark)

19.5mm  3.8g  Brass  Medal aligned
O: S.A.F.A.A
R: 1964

20.6mm  4.4g  Brass  Medal aligned
O: SAFAA
R: (hand holding coin)

21.2mm  4.9g  Cupro-Nickel  Uniface
O: "DISTRIBUTEURS AUTOMATIQUES" / S.A.F.A.A / (mintmark)
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