Be sure to check out our other auctions!! Antique Daval Penny Pack Three Reel Trade Stimulator Slot Machine Restored W Key.In the first half of the 20th century, slot machines were very popular and could be found in bars, barber shops, pool halls, penny arcades and even the corner store. However, many locations had laws against gambling, so the trade stimulator was invented as a way around the gambling laws. Most trade stimulators function like a slot machine (insert coin, pull the handle to spin the reels). The difference is that trade stimulators don't have a coin payoff. Instead, the customer would be rewarded by the store proprietor with merchandise, drinks, etc. Of course, many establishments had "under the table" cash payouts for winning combinations as well. Like many other trade stimulators, this model also includes a gum vendor, you push the button at the bottom and receive a gum ball for each pull. This machine was made around 1938 by Daval Mfg. A company well known during that era for producing trade stimulators.
The player inserts a penny, spins the reel, and could win free packs of cigarettes for lining up three of the same brand, anywhere from 1 pack for 3 "Lucky Strikes" to 10 packs for 3 "Spuds", according to the payout schedule card on front. There is a window on the side of the machine so the operator could check to make sure that winning pulls were paid for by a legitimate coin. The coin then falls down into the coin collection area on the next pull.
Measures 9" wide x 12" tall x 8.5 deep. This machine has been beautifully restored, the colors are bright and vibrant, and the interior is very clean.
We only have one of these available, so when ordering this item, you will receive the exact one pictured. Select the reason for the return. The item "Antique Daval Penny Pack Three Reel Trade Stimulator Slot Machine Restored W Key" is in sale since Saturday, April 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Casino\Slots\Machines\Antique Coin Slot Machines". The seller is "cuttingedgesafety" and is located in Poughkeepsie, New York.This item can be shipped to United States.