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Hol-e-Smoke Trade Stimulator

circa: 1937, made by Pace Mfg. Co, 3 cigarette reels.

Features the award card embossed in the case itself, a very unique feature

Original, colors have been touched up in the past., fully working with lock and key.

Dimensions:

PRICE: SOLD plus $39 shipping ($59 shipping west of Denver)

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SOLD

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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 - $895 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)
Buddy - $1250 plus $29 shipping (39 shipping west of Denver

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$895 - - - - - - $1250

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Daval Cent A Smoke
with Ball Gum Vendor

circa: 1936, made by Daval Mfg Co, one cent play, one of the few trade stimulators that highlight the coin played - see the large one cent in the circle next to the coin entry.

This trade stimulator features 3 cigarette reel strips, winners receive one to ten cigarette packs making it very popular.

Fully working, original paint show slight wear, original reel strips and award card, replacement back door. 9.5" w x 9" d x 13" h

See Close-Up Photo of Reel Strips & Marque

Price: $695 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)

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$695

$695

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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:

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

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$895


$895

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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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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: $895 plus shipping

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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: $795 plus $39 shipping ($49 shipping west of Denver)
SALE: $695 plus shipping

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$795


$795

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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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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

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Restored-$595

Restored-$595

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Pok-O-Reel
Trade Stimulator
with Gum Side Vendor

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

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Restored - SOLD

Restored - 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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American Eagle

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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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