Harper Vending Machines

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aristomatic
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Re: Harper Automatics De Luxe saleman's mechanism

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Nice item and welcome to the forum!
Love to see salesman samples, particularly with original carrying case.
Do you have any original flyers for Dean's vending machines that you could share with us? I have had a few Dean's machines over the years.
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Re: Harper Automatics De Luxe saleman's mechanism

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Yes - nice historical artefact. Thanks for posting and welcome.
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Re: Harper Automatics De Luxe saleman's mechanism

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What a fascinating device. I'd love to see it working |/XX\|
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Re: Harper Automatics De Luxe saleman's mechanism

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The days when there was pride in making items to a high standard, to even make a quality case to carry it in.

I assume this was not a coin acceptor that slotted into the machine like some other later types, but the frame was just to display the mechanism. I think all the Harper machines I have seen have them built in.

Interesting the below vendor sold two days ago for £400 as SAS auctions and unusually was painted, rather than plated like most of the larger machines. Great patina, the same machine sold at the Elephant 3 years earlier for £1100
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Re: Harper Automatics De Luxe saleman's mechanism

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treefrog wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:27 am to even make a quality case to carry it in.
In fact Tree these type cases are the cheapest imaginable, just pressed cardboard with faux leather graining.
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Re: Harper Vending Machines

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Thought I would share my salesman's sample cigarette machine. I presume it's a Harpers.
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Re: Harper Vending Machines

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Very nice, thanks for posting.
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Re: Harper Vending Machines

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Dave, so your machine is smaller than normal then? :!?!: Needs something for scale.
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Re: Harper Vending Machines

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Under 14 inches high.
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Re: Harper Vending Machines

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Hi,

Thought I would share this Harper Automatic Machine from the collection at Rustington Museum. Back in November 2019, we had the opportunity to take one of the sections out as we were remounting it for display. It was also an opportunity to take some photos of the bits very rarely seen!

We hope to open on May 17th, if anyone wants to see it in person.

Enjoy :)

Claire Lucas
Museum Manager
Rustington Museum

(The Museum holds the copyright for all the photos of this machine - please contact if you would like to use them in any way - clairelucas@rustingtonpc.org)
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The whole machine mounted on the wall
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