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Old 02-10-2020, 05:46 PM
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Had this in my clad ran it in the tumbler not sure what it's about or what it means anybody have any idea. Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2020, 07:18 PM
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Cool token

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That is actually someone's name and probably their address but you could type and punch anything on them up to 32 letters or numbers.
It is an identification medal, (or lucky souvenir coin), from what is called a Metal-Typer machine...these machines are rare and collectable, nowadays, but they still make and supply blanks for them and you still might come across one at fairs, arcades and tourist traps.
These machines have been around since about 1950 and lots of us have dug these tokens but every one is different, a very personal momento.
Nice find.

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https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=234013
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Originally Posted by DIGGER27 View post
That is actually someone's name and probably their address but you could type and punch anything on them up to 32 letters or numbers.
It is an identification medal, (or lucky souvenir coin), from what is called a Metal-Typer machine...these machines are rare and collectable, nowadays, but they still make and supply blanks for them and you still might come across one at fairs, arcades and tourist traps.
These machines have been around since about 1950 and lots of us have dug these tokens but every one is different, a very personal momento.
Nice find.

More info in this thread.
https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=234013
Thanks a lot.

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Old 02-11-2020, 07:13 AM
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What they said, haha.

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Old 02-11-2020, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by DIGGER27 View post
That is actually someone's name and probably their address but you could type and punch anything on them up to 32 letters or numbers.
It is an identification medal, (or lucky souvenir coin), from what is called a Metal-Typer machine...these machines are rare and collectable, nowadays, but they still make and supply blanks for them and you still might come across one at fairs, arcades and tourist traps.
These machines have been around since about 1950 and lots of us have dug these tokens but every one is different, a very personal momento.
Nice find.

More info in this thread.
https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=234013
Excellent post.

Yes, those were just vending machine county-fair token-souviner making machine tokens. Where you could type in what you wanted the token to say.
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Originally Posted by jruckman38 View post
Thanks a lot.
You are very welcome.



Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
Excellent post.

Yes, those were just vending machine county-fair token-souviner making machine tokens. Where you could type in what you wanted the token to say.
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Originally Posted by DIGGER27 View post
That is actually someone's name and probably their address but you could type and punch anything on them up to 32 letters or numbers.
It is an identification medal, (or lucky souvenir coin), from what is called a Metal-Typer machine...these machines are rare and collectable, nowadays, but they still make and supply blanks for them and you still might come across one at fairs, arcades and tourist traps.
These machines have been around since about 1950 and lots of us have dug these tokens but every one is different, a very personal momento.
Nice find.

More info in this thread.
https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=234013
I remember those things from the sixties when I was a teenager. They had them at arcades at "White Lake" and "Myrtle Beach. I probably made a few with my name on them. It would be something to dig one up with my own name on it.
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I remember those things from the sixties when I was a teenager. They had them at arcades at "White Lake" and "Myrtle Beach. I probably made a few with my name on them. It would be something to dig one up with my own name on it.
I made one for myself in the 60's, too, back when I lived in Michigan.
Lost it somewhere along the way and finding it again would be a million to one shot at best but I now live in Alabama so I guess that number would be even higher now.

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Quick search finds a William Saad born in 1935 that had sibling named Nora in west Virginia..I don't have a Heritage.com account so I couldn't get any farther.

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Many times those tokens had some hilarious, off color messages on them. I've found a few I can't post.

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Originally Posted by Edsel Detector View post
Quick search finds a William Saad born in 1935 that had sibling named Nora in west Virginia..I don't have a Heritage.com account so I couldn't get any farther.
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I was on a school field trip to the museum of science and industry in Chicago in the fifties and I think nearly every kid in the class made one of those tokens. I think they were aluminum.
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I was on a school field trip to the museum of science and industry in Chicago in the fifties and I think nearly every kid in the class made one of those tokens. I think they were aluminum.
That's awesome.

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