Mabey nut vendor

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Mabey nut vendor

Postby jake1708 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:12 pm

Recently bought this mabey nut vendor (1922). Has a unique chain pull operation which is
in fully working order along with the electrics. Does anyone have any further information on these machines and any idea how much ones worth?
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Re: Mabey nut vendor

Postby radiorich123 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:57 am


The eat them hot was patten in 1934 and your machine is worth 200 to 250 dollars. Looks like a great machine to have.

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Re: Mabey nut vendor

Postby Anglobritish » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:21 am

The Mabey Hot Nut machine was first advertised in Automatic Age in September 1925, Although I am the Official British Coin Machine Historian, I know very little about what is known as Bulk Vending, but according to the book Silent Salesmen Too it is listed as first patented in 1922, so 1925 would be a more realistic year of production, I would value it at the right auction at around $350.

In my new book "The Golden Age of Coin Operated Machines"-A Pictorial History of Early Amusement Games of the 1920-30's era, I date most of the pictures and original flyers in the book, from the actual first advertised dates.

Hope i was of some help, I have been active in the Coin Machine Industry for the last 60 odd years on a daily basis.

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Re: Mabey nut vendor

Postby jake1708 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:03 am

Hi, thanks for the reply, are they a rare and sought after machine or can you get hold of them quiet easily?
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Re: Mabey nut vendor

Postby RastusB3 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:02 pm

I too, have a Maybe Hot Nut Vendor.
Mine is the 1931 / 1932, aluminium version.
It is in near perfect condition.

I don't have the original red glass lens, mine is plastic
and I don't have the original globe hold down, and the correct light socket.
Plus, there wasn't a decal attached.

It does have the heaters and they work.
It is in excellent shape and works correctly.

I have included a picture of mine

and a patent for yours.
US Patent #1425531A, 1921 Hot Nut Vendor.pdf
Maybe Hot Nut Vendor, US Patent
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Upon looking at my vendor, I noticed that it doesn't display well, you can't see the Dixie cup vendor!!
I can re-post with another picture if wanted.
I count this vendor as one of my more unique vendors.
Maybe Hot Nut, 1932.JPG
Maybe Hot Nut, 1932 'Eat Em Hot'
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