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R&W Wrigley's Chewing Gum allwin identified

Postby cheeky » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:34 am

Is this a missing Wonders Machines currently for sale on Ebay? The vendor describes it as such. Item number: 160155091007
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Postby JC » Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:51 pm

No, I don't think it is a Wonders. The case is certainly in the Wonders style, although the rail above the door doesn't look right. But to the best of my knowledge, Wonders didn't make sweetie allwins (not that chewing gum is exactly 'sweetie'). Anyway, it just doesn't look right - there are too many things wrong for it to be a Wonders machine. Personally, I think it's a Ruffler & Walker.

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Re: R&W Wrigley's Chewing Gum allwin identified

Postby brianh » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:12 pm

Came across this old post while I was looking for examples of this machine. Reason was that I picked one up at the EH auction last year as pic attached (note the extra top flash) and have been trying to establish what original colours were on the backflash as it looks a bit faded. Just to confirm what JC thought, it is indeed a Ruffler & Walker machine and has their name stamped on it in 3 places.

Does anyone perchance have an example with the original colours or are those on the 2007 posted picture in fact the originals? Provided colours aren't too faded I didn't intend doing anything with it but just curious what it looked like new.

PS - Although I can't get wrigleys packets that size any more, I find little plastic boxes of tic-tacs fit perfectly and it runs beautifully!
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Re: R&W Wrigley's Chewing Gum allwin identified

Postby coppinpr » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:57 am

The flyer below shows the company colours which were still current around that time so, I'm guessing yours are pretty close.
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Re: R&W Wrigley's Chewing Gum allwin identified

Postby brianh » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:54 am

Many thanks coppinpr - very helpful. !THUMBS!


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