1940s Sanders Lucky Pack Cigarette Saloon Game Gambling Machine Trade Stimulator
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1940s Sanders Lucky Pack Cigarette Saloon Game Gambling Machine Trade Stimulator:
Offering for sale this guaranteed original circa the 1940s LUCKY PACK 5 reel cigarette trade stimulator made by the J. M. Sanders Manufacturing Co. Cigarette brands shown on the reel strips include Camel, Old Gold, Lucky Strike, Fatima, Clown and Chesterfield.
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According to Dick Bueschel, this model trade stim started production right before the Pearl Harbor attack. The Sanders company – being a very capable machine shop – re-tooled and shifted from making gambling games to supporting the war effort. Immediately after WWII ended, Sanders got the old coin op dies out and started making the trade stims again!
The LUCKY PACK is a very compact machine. Quoting Bueschel: “It’s the size of a Groetchen IMP and a Daval CUB – but has a much better engineered mechanism and a much larger cash box.”
This particular model looks very good overall. The machine retains the original reel strips that show nicely. The castings are free of cracks or repairs. The lock is a newer replacement and includes a key. The front award card is a replacement from 25+ years ago.
The gum vending mechanism appears to be complete but only vends gumballs on occasion. It will need an adjustment and possibly a part or two.
The only minor nit with this machine is that the reels line up slightly off-center of the windows. They are still easily read and this is a very minor issue - noted only to be particular about all aspects of the machine.
I can ship this item – it will be packed carefully - shipping in the US will be $28.
I can also arrange delivery in the greater Southern California or Central Valley for anegotiable fee.LOCAL PICKUP ISAVAILABLE IN the greater Pasadena, CA area and this is FREE (of course).
Please ask any and all questions prior to placing a offer – the machine is sold as-is. Review my recent response for similar vintage coin op machines – It is 100% positive. offer with confidence.
Have a look at my other sales – there are several nice examples of vending machines, trade stimulators a SEEBURG NICKELODEON and other penny arcade coin op machines now and coming over the next several weeks.Get your own valid XHTML YouTube embed code