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    Posted 10 years ago

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    SWEET! My pick of the day. I found this great old Double Nugget machine today for $30! I believe it to be 1930's or maybe into 40's. It has a couple of cracks in the glass and is missing keys, but otherwise appears to be in good working order. I think I know a locksmith who can make the keys for me. It is a penny machine and I dropped a couple in each side to make sure it turned freely and it does. I really like this machine and plan to restore it once I can get a key made. Any info regarding value, date, etc is greatly appreciated.


    1. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 10 years ago
      thanks fifties50s and rocker-sd
    2. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 10 years ago
      Hey jamie,I have a parking meter lamp posted that I received with no key to coin box.It was quite easy to pick (I think it took less than a minute) and Home Depot had exact replacements for it.From the outside it looks very similar.
    3. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 10 years ago
      thanks havenrain
    4. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 10 years ago
      Thanks Hedgewalker, so how in the world did you pick the lock? What did you use? I am dying to get this open and clean it up. I am gonna post some pics of it in a minute with the case all cleaned up, it's looking good already. I am loving it. If I can get it open I will be heading to Home Depot tomorrow!
    5. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 10 years ago
      Hey jamie, I used a paperclip and small srewdriver.The paperclip releases the tumblers and the screwdrivers ONLY job is to actually move the lever once the tumblers are relieved.Bend the paperclip like a horse shoe and slip the two open ends in the mech. applying pressure to the outside,you will feel the tumblers move.
      It may take a few tries to get the feel but it shouldn't be too hard.When you think you have the tumblers relieved turn the paperclip and screwdriver at the same time keeping the outward pressure on the paperclip.
      Again it may take a few tries but you can do it !
    6. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 10 years ago
      aaarrrrrgggghhh...Hedgewalker I have been trying for the last hour to pick these locks with no luck. Your cat burgler skills are superior to mine LOL. I can feel the tumblers move but just not having luck with it. I believe I will have to resort to a professional for this. Thanks for the tip though, I am sure it will come in handy
    7. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 10 years ago
      here is a link to the machine cleaned up a little, it's a beauty!
    8. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 10 years ago
      thanks bellin
    9. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 10 years ago
      thanks popcorn and officialfuel

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