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Started by africancoins, March 21, 2010, 01:43:10 AM

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redwine

A couple more Katz's.  T.J and D.B
22.5mm, c.4.7g
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jsalgado

NIVNA   /   10 A CONSOMMER  FC inside triangle 
brass  18mm coin aligment 
Any informations about this jeton?



jsalgado

D E   FC inside triangle  /  20 A CONSOMMER  FC inside triangle 
brass  17mm medal aligment 
Any informations about this jeton?


malj1

These were all prizes from French slot machines exchanged for the likes of candy/sweets or cigarettes etc. These machines were installed in various public places, such as bars or fairgrounds.

The names or initials usually relate to a type of machine or the owner/name of the bar, arcade, etc., with many of them being untraceable today.

Slot machines were finally prohibited by the Decree of August 1937.
Malcolm
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redwine

A flipper token!  8)
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malj1

This one shows the slot machine that it is intended for,  8) unfortunately no name though.

Why do you suggest its a flipper?  ???
Malcolm
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Figleaf

The cabinet is marked COCOA, which is what an anglophone would call cacao. A hot chocolate drink vending machine.

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

malj1

I think it is a type of machine very similar to this Allwin:

 
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The top flash unfortunately is usually missing from most examples found today.
Malcolm
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redwine

Quote from: malj1 on May 10, 2014, 11:37:26 PM
This one shows the slot machine that it is intended for,  8) unfortunately no name though.

Why do you suggest its a flipper?  ???

It's what we used to call a flipper.  You flipped the ball into one of the holes at the top.  If you got it into the right hole you got a prize.
What's the accepted name for it?  Yep that's the machine.
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malj1

I have never heard it referred to as that. To me they are usually known as Allwins of which there is a variety of types see more here

I shall have to watch for that name in future!  ;D
Malcolm
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redwine

As I recall there were two types, the one where you twisted the knob which primed the spring and launched the ball bearing.  And the one where you flipped a handle with your thumb like the mechanical pachinko machines from the 1970s. 
There were a lot of old machines on Hastings Pier 8)
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redwine

Quote from: Figleaf on May 11, 2014, 12:05:17 AM
The cabinet is marked COCOA, which is what an anglophone would call cacao. A hot chocolate drink vending machine.

Peter

Actually Peter, it's just five circles but I can see how you can get the word.  It has incredible detail.
So a 'machine a sous' token for an Allwin type machine aka flipper  >:D. Well not quite, it's the twist the knob type.  Or is it? ::)
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malj1

This one looks to have a flipper mechanism on both sides. It is a similar but rare 'Le Jeu De Cartes' wall machine, but this one has nine circles.

There are so many types of these amusement machines, including many variations of the Allwin, however the Allwin seems the closest that I have seen.
Malcolm
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redwine

Some more triangles  ;D
And a horsey without  :'(
The 10c piece is the smallest I've come across at 17mm  8)
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malj1

Several of the British pieces measure 17mm and are for use in the common Clown, Bajazzo and Allwin machines among others; these British tokens themselves often minted in France too.
Malcolm
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