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Reel Races
Horse Racing
Trade Stimulator

circa 1936, made by Western Equipment and Supply Company.

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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Whirlwind
Trade Stimulator
with Jackpot & Gum Vendor

Circa 1933, made by Pierce Tool & Manufacturing Company, great art deco design

The design of the case was taken from the Chicago World's Fair

It features an internal jackpot that fills automatically.

The operator can dump the jackpot if you win by a turn of a key on the side

Very nice condition with a replacement backdoor, fully working with lock and key.

Dimensions: 9 1/2" wide, 9" deep, 13 1/2" high

PRICE: $1650 plus $49 shipping ($59 shipping west of Denver)

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$1650

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"Original" Tavern
Trade Stimulator

circa: 1935, made by Groetchen Tool & Manuf Co, highly desirable, rare trade stimulator. The machine is "Original". The Tavern features beer mugs, beer steins, beer glasses and beer bottles on the reel strips and award card.

The Tavern was designed for use in taverns. The payoff if you got three of a kind was mugs of beer.

The Tavern was advertised as a machine that "attracts the player when he is already in a mellow spending mood"

Most of the ones you see are modified versions of other trade stimulators to make them look like the Tavern.

The Tavern also features a cast Eagle in the metal of the back door. See Close Up Photo of back door.

Original Taverns are very hard to find. This one was in my collection.

Dimensions: 9" wide, 8 1/2" deep, 12" high, fully working with lock and key.

PRICE: $1100 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)

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Original $1100

Original $1100

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Restored
Daval Gum Vendor
Trade Stimulators

circa: 1936, made by the Daval Manufacturing Company,

Penny play, three fruit reels, get a winning combination and the bartender pays you.

Original Machine, Beautiful Restored Case buffed to a highly polished sheen.

Beautifully restored, You won't find a better example. This one is from my personal collection

Dimensions: " wide, " deep, " high

PRICE: $1175 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)

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Restored-$1175


Restored - $1175

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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)

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$1275

$1275

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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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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: $1250 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)

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Restored-$1250

Restored - $1250

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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: $895 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)

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$895


$895

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The Puritan Bell
Trade Stimulator

circa 1926s manfactured by Mills Novelty Company, highly desirable cash register look, beautifully restored. You'll not see a better one.

Nickel play, 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


Restored Nickel - SOLD
PRICES
Restored Nickel model: SOLD
Original condition nickel model: SOLD plus shipping
Quarter model, extremely rare: $2450 plus shipping
Shipping is $39 east of Denver, $49 shipping west of Denver

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Original Nickel - SOLD

Rare Quarter - $2450

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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: $595 plus $35 shipping ($45 shipping west of Denver
SALE: $495 plus shipping

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Restored-SALE-$495

Restored-SALE-$495

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New Deal
Trade Stimulators
with Jackpot
& Gumball Dispenser

circa 1930s, made by Pace Manufacturing Co.

This four reel trade stimulator features three fruit reels and an "odds" reel.

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. The jackpot and award card are replacements.

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

Price: $1350 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)
SALE: $1200 plus shipping

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SALE - $1200$1350

SALE - $1200

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Reel 21
Blackjack Trade Stimulator
with Gumball Dispenser

circa 1940s, made by Daval Mfg Company, case nicely restored condition, fully working with lock & key.

You play it like you play Blackjack. You insert a nickel, push down the knob on the side and the reels spin.

Two cards are shown on the first two windows. The other three windows are closed. You decide whether to open an additional window or two. The goal is to get as close to 21 and not exceed it. You then open the middle window (the House window) to see if you beat the House.

If you win, then the saloon keeper or store owner would pay you. Dispenses a gumball on each play

The dimensions are: 12" wide, 9" deep, 10" high

PRICE: $1250 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)

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Restored-$1250

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Klix
Blackjack Trade Stimulator
with Gumball Dispenser

circa 1940s, made by Groetchen Mfg Company, appears all original, fully working with lock & key.

You play it like you play Blackjack. You insert a nickel, push down the knob on the side and the reels spin.

Two cards are shown on the first two windows. The other three windows are closed. You decide whether to open an additional window or two. The goal is to get as close to 21 and not exceed it. You then open the middle window (the House window) to see if you beat the House.

If you win, then the saloon keeper or store owner would pay you. Dispenses a gumball on each play

It is a smaller trade stimulators. The dimensions are: 7" wide, 8" deep, 7" high

SALE: $495 plus $29 shipping ($39 shipping west of Denver)

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SALE - $495

SALE- $495

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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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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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