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Dandy Vendor
Trade Stimulator
& Ball-Gum Vendor

circa 1932, made by Groetchen Tool & Mfg Company, three fruit reels

An imposing trade stimulator with a large gumball window. It is a little larger than most other 3 reel trade stimulators

It takes pennies, nickels, dimes, or quarters

Beautifully restored, fully operational with lock and key

Dimensions: 12" wide, 9 1/2" deep, 12" high

PRICES: $1475 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping to west of Denver)

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Restored - $1475


Restored - $1475

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Reel Races
Horse Racing
Trade Stimulator

circa 1936, made by Western Equipment and Supply Company and features a metal plate on the front with a rearing horse and the company's name

The first two reels must match numbers simulating horses, and if they do you are a winner.

Reel three tells you what position you came in: WIN, PLACE or SHOW.

Reel four shows the payout odds for all three position

Beautifully restored, Dimensions: 11" wide, 8" deep, 9" high

PRICE: $1450 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)

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Restored - $1450


Restored - $1450

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Daval Tri-O-Pack
Trade Stimulator
with Gumball Dispenser

Circa 1938, made by the Daval Mfg Company. Fully working with lock and key

Many trade stimulators players thought the game was stacked against them. The Tri-O-Pack is a unique machine because it gives players more control over their winnings.

The Tri-O-Pack has three cigarette reels and an odds reel. If you get three of a kind, you choose one of three odds positions by push the first, second or third odds button on the front of the machine which moves the arrow that points at the Odds reel. You can then open the odds reel to see what you won.

The case has been restored in the past. Dimensions: 12" wide, 9" deep, 11" high

See Close Up of Odds Buttons and see Close Up of Reels

Price: $1275 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)
SALE: $1150 plus shipping

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SALE - $1150

SALE - $1150

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Daval Reel Spot
Trade Stimulator
with Gumball Dispenser

Circa 1938, made by the Daval Mfg Company. Fully working with lock and key

As indicated above, many trade stimulators players thought the game was stacked against them. The Reel Spot is another unique machine because it gives players more control over which reel is the winning reel.

The Reel Spot has three reels and an odds reel. After you spin the reels, you get to choose which of the three reels may have a spot on it.

You select the reel you want to see by pressing the button under the reel which opens the shutter. If the reel you select has a spot on it you are a winner and the operator will pay you the amount shown on the odds reel.

The case has been restored in the past. Dimensions: 12" wide, 9" deep, 11" high

See Close Up of the front

Price: $1450 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)

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$1450

$1450

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Penny Pack & Buddy

Penny Pack: circa 1940s, made by Daval Mfg Co. case nicely restored, cigarette reel strips and award card are original fully working. See photos of Back and Reel Strips.

Buddy: circa 1940s, made by Daval Mfg. Co. fully working, case restored, original cigarette reels strips & award card

PRICES:
Penny Pack - SOLD plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)

Buddy - $1250 plus $29 shipping (39 shipping west of Denver

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SOLD - - - - - - - - $1250

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Prince
Cigarette Trade Stimulator

circa: 1937, made by Pierce Tool & Co, 3 cigarette reels.

The Prince is one of the very few small trade stimulators that allowed operators to quickly hide the machine under the counter if they saw a policeman come in.

All original, Nicely restored case, fully working with lock and key.

Dimensions: 8" wide x 6" deep x 8" high

PRICE: $895 plus $29 shipping ($39 shipping west of Denver)
SALE: $795 plus shipping

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Sale - $795


Sale - $795

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"Original"
New Deal
Trade Stimulators
with Jackpot
& Gumball Dispenser

circa 1930s, made by Pace Manufacturing Co.

This three reel trade stimulator features three fruit reels.

Winners are paid over the counter and if you win the jackpot, a key releases the coins.

The trade stimulator case is in excellent original condition with nice original paint.

Includes a gumball dispenser. Dimension: 12" wide, 10" deep, 11" high

Price: $1295 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)

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Original - $1295

Original - $1295

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The Puritan Bell
Rare Quarter Model Trade Stimulator

circa 1926s manfactured by Mills Novelty Company, highly desirable cash register look, extremely rare quarter model

Quarter model, fruit reels spin and stops one at a time. Coins fall separately in to a front and back cash box area.

Dimensions: 7" wide, 9" deep, 10 1/2" high

PRICES: $2450 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)

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Rare Quarter - $2450

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Jennings

Puritan Girl

Trade Stimulator

Rare 25 Cent Model

circa 1928, made by O. D. Jennings & Company Co. Features 3 fruit reels

Here is one of the most attractive and collectible trade stimulators ever made

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Its special features include:

  • Attractive Puritan Girls on each side

  • Unique "Spurious Coin Here" cup on the side
    Spurious means intended to deceive
    It was the place slugs or fake coins dropped if they were played

  • Looks like a mini cash register

  • Larger than its competitor, the Mills Puritan Bell

  • Has its Patent cast in large numbers in front door to deter competitors

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Original lithographed tin reel strips

Original reward card

Fully restored case and mechanism
Fully working with Yale locks and keys

Dimensions: 8 1/4" width, 10" depth, 12" height. Serial #880

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Price: $2850 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)

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Patent No on Front Door
Restored
$2850


Spurious Coin Cup


Restored - $2850

Restored - $2850


Restored - $2850


Restored - $2850

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American Eagle
Token Dispensing
Trade Stimulator

circa: 1940, made by Daval Manufacturing Company. Case has been nicely restored.

Features cigarette reel strips. If you get 3 of a kind, you win a token.

This machine is fully working with lock and key. Comes with several American Eagle tokens.

The bakelite knob has a slight crack in it that has been repaired. See Photo

Dimensions: 8" wide, 9" deep, 10 1/2" high

Price: ($45 shipping west of Denver
SALE: SOLD plus shipping

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Restored-SALE-$495


Restored-SALE-$495

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Restored Puritan Baby Bell
with ORIGINAL Jackpot

circa 1928, made by Chicago Mint Company, which later became the Bally Manufacturing Company.

Most of these trade stimulators have reproduction jackpots, but this jackpot is an "Original"

The coins in the jackpot were loaded by hand through a slot on the top of the jackpot.

If a play hit three bars, the owner would use a key to release the coins in the jackpot.

Beautifully restored, Dimensions: 8" wide, 12" deep (including jackpot), 10 1/2" high

PRICE: plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)
SALE: SOLD plus shipping

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Restored-SOLD

Restored - SOLD

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Puritan Baby Bell
Trade Stimulator

circa: 1928, made by Chicago Mint Company, fruit reels

Great condition, fully working with lock and key.

Dimensions: 8" wide, 9" deep, 10" high

PRICE: SOLD plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)
SALE: SOLD plus shipping

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SOLD


SOLD

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Trade Stimulator Tokens

circa 1930/40s, Original tokens for most Daval, Marvel & Groetchen trade stimulators made in the late 1930s and 1940s

Please specify which tokens you want.

Price:
Five tokens: $24 plus $7.95 shipping

Ten tokens: $39 plus $12.00 shipping

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Misc AA

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American Eagle

Misc BB

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Sparks

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HISTORY OF TRADE STIMULATORS


Trade stimulators, as the name implies, were designed to stimulate business either by attracting customers into a specific store or by giving the customer another reason to spend his loose change when paying for merchandize.

Even though trade stimulators were extensively used in the 1890s, they weren't called trade stimulators until 1907 when the Mills Novelty Company used the term in one of its catalogues.

The most popular early trade stimulators were the Bicycle and the Fairest Wheels. With both of these machines the weight of a penny caused a wheel to rotate and, like a carnival wheel, the player hoped the wheel would stop on a high number so that he could win multiple cigars or other merchandise. Other popular machines during this era were the penny drops and flips.

The bartender or store attendant paid winners over the counter since trade stimulators did not automatically pay out cash like slot machines. Winners usually received free merchandise, such as a cigar or a pack of cigarettes. Some trade stimulators had automatic token dispensers so that the store attendant didn't have to be called every time there was a winner. These tokens were stamped with the store's name or the winning value, such as "Good For A Free Cigar" or "Good for 5 in Trade".

Although trade stimulators became less popular for a period, their popularity rebounded in the 1930s. Many operators utilized them instead of slot machines because there were lower in cost and smaller in size, as well as needing fewer repairs and posing less legal problems. By the late 1930s, trade stimulators were increasingly becoming known as counter games.

Many trade stimulators, especially those made in the 1930s and 1940s, also dispensed gumball. The gumball feature allowed operators to claim that the stimulators were vending machines and not gambling devices. Operators claimed that the machine were made to dispense gumballs for a coin and that the spinning reels were for amusement purposes.

The 1930s trade stimulators were generally ornate and appealing to the eye, while in the 1940s they became more utilitarian. After the Johnson Act, which made gambling machines illegal, was passed in the early 1950s, merchants started using punchboards instead of trade stimulators.

For values, go to Antique Slot Machine Price Guide

For a list of trade stimulators available for sale, visit the Trade Stimulator Sales List

For a list of Trade Stimulator Manufacturers and Game Names, visit the Manufacturer and Game List Web Page Copyright: 1996 Ken Durham.

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