Jennings - Star Penny

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Jennings - Star Penny

Postby jmac » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:39 pm

Not sure if this is a FANTASTIC find, but the price was right. Missing the base, backdoor, coinbox. SN matches on mech & case (4982)
Clock was frozen, but got that going, cleaned the real bundle and its now running like a top.
If anyone else has this machine in their collection, could you measure the base for me and tell me the type of wood used, going to have to make a new one. Also looking for a new award card, and a backdoor.

Looking at other examples without the vender, most have a hole & plate on front for the vender. But mine doesn't. Also the reels stop from Right to Left. Bueschel page 143 says the Jennings 1936 Club Vender has the same mech, but I am unable to find a pic of that machine, does anyone have a pic?

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Re: Jennings - Star Penny

Postby kentdun » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:52 pm

I have a Jennings Win-a-Pack. Looks very similar. Probably the same mech. Mine also stop right to left.
I will post some pics tonight or tomorrow.
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Re: Jennings - Star Penny

Postby Richard13 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:59 pm

Another machine I never heard of or seen. They clean up pretty good just do a google search and click the images button and there are a lot to see.
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Re: Jennings - Star Penny

Postby kentdun » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:04 pm

Here are pics my Win a Pack.
I'm not sure what type of wood. Unit is quite heavy, so maybe oak.
Base measures 9 3/4 × 8 inches. 1 1/8 inches thick. Sides and base are painted gold. From the inside the front looks like copper.
Back door is 9 1/8 × 11 15/16 inches. Back door has a smaller door.
Mine is missing the smaller door.
The macine split the coins. 3 coins in one box , 1 in the other. Owner of machine split the take with the location.
Not sure who paid out the cigarettes.
Mine is also missing the cash boxes.
I took the pics with my tablet. They aren't the best. If you need better pics I will take more with my camera.
It appears the site won't let me post more than one pic. Personal message me your email and I can send my pics.
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Re: Jennings - Star Penny

Postby SLOT DYNASTY » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:16 am

I have the award card and strips for this machine, when you are ready. Send me all your info, and I will
add you to my files, and send you a catalog. Contact me at (
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Re: Jennings - Star Penny

Postby JHSS-1944 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:41 am

little rough looking but, a nice find for sure. should look very good in your hands, after some tlc.
keep us updated please.
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