The Elves Penny-in-the-Slot Machine (Huntley and Palmers)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

The Elves Penny-in-the-Slot Machine (Huntley and Palmers)

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location:
Arch Two , Area 9
Biscuit Tins (display)
Shelf 1


A mainly cream-coloured (white?) biscuit tin money-box, titled, "The Elves' Penny-In The-Slot Machine", by Huntley and Palmers.

This exhibit is from the collection of Sarah Leather


Details

The piece is made in two parts, a lower money-box and an upper tower-proportioned biscuit holder and coin receiver. Once a large penny has been inserted, a metal drawer at the base of the tower can be pulled open towards the user, using its ring-pull, dispensing a biscuit.

The lithography shows a winter scene and the towers of a Huntley and Palmers factory, with elves rolling pennies along a path towards the coin slot at the rear-side of the tin.

This exhibit is from the collection of Sarah Leather