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A Few New Aquisitions For My Hometown Pc Collection.

 
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Posted 04/27/2013   07:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I found this on the internet: An old time image of the Jersey Shore, PA train station. Thought I'd add it to this thread in the event you haven't seen it before:



I'm not good at dating these old time photos, but given the ladies dresses and hats, I'd say maybe it's from the late 1890s?
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Posted 04/27/2013   5:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow wt1 I love it! I've never seen this particular card or image before. Great stuff!
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Posted 04/27/2013   7:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add new12collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know if you saw this already but here's one of the silk mill…


It appears to be produced by the same person that made the one withthe train station.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jersey-Shor...em19db8ad18d
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Posted 04/27/2013   7:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've not seen this exact card however, I know this image was taken from the train station across the road. I grew up on Washington Ave. Jersey Shore right down the road from this building and used to practice in a band in a rented space in that building. I remember seeing stuff in there from a silk exposition or something, like awards and ribbons from way back then.

Also, This photo of the postcard was taken from a dealer I use that lives in Williamsport Pa. HA! :)
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Edited by I_Love_Stamps - 04/27/2013 7:52 pm
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Posted 04/29/2013   09:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another classic Jersey Shore, PA postcard:

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Edited by wt1 - 04/29/2013 09:37 am
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Posted 04/29/2013   12:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Amazing. I seen an oil painting of this exact scene once.
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Posted 04/29/2013   12:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I found it!
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Posted 04/30/2013   07:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Back to the Dunkle hotel subject real quick...I found a picture of the hotel as it stood in my youth. This is the building I was confused about.



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Edited by I_Love_Stamps - 04/30/2013 07:32 am
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Posted 05/26/2013   02:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some trade tokens I had sent to me. They were said to have been used as Trolley fair tokens but I think they may have been just what they say they were- trade tokens, probably from local business' I know that they date from between 1890's - 1920's.

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Posted 05/26/2013   02:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The numbered tokens were probably for transportation.
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Posted 05/26/2013   02:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They are all numbered on the back actually. The one pictured with the showing the numbers are the reverse of the "Good for 5¢ in trade" but the "LIBERTY BELL" token is the only odd obverse. These were found in the basement of the oldest establishment in Jersey Shore called the Allegheny House bar and hotel. The mud on these are from the 1936 flood not from the 1972 Agnes flood because the waters never reached that far in 1972 but did in 1936. I was sent an even dozen of these. I love them and they're going into my coin collection in the morning. They will look funny next to my double eagles but I love them just the same!
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Posted 05/26/2013   08:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's information on the Liberty Bell Token (a/k/a a Trade Check Separator), based on this listing currently for sale on eBay:


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Antique slot token made for the Mills Novelty Company's "Liberty Bell" slot machine, circa 1910. It is brass, round, and 21mm in diameter. The first Liberty Bell was made by Charles Fey, the inventor of the slot machine, in 1895. It was later copied by Mills, Caille Brothers and others. The subsequent Mills machine was called the Operator Bell.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mills-Liber...em4d0a53b13a


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The first mechanical slot machine was the Liberty Bell, invented in 1895 by car mechanic, Charles Fey (1862–1944) of San Francisco. The Liberty Bell slot machine had three spinning reels. Diamond, spade, and heart symbols were painted around each reel, plus the image of a cracked Liberty Bell. A spin resulting in three Liberty Bells in a row gave the biggest payoff, a grand total of fifty cents or ten nickels. The original Liberty Bell slot machine can still be seen be at the Liberty Belle Saloon & Restaurant in Reno, Nevada.

Charles Fey was also the inventor of the trade check separator, which was used in the Liberty Bell. The hole in the middle of the trade check allowed a detecting pin to distinguish fake nickels or slugs from real nickels. Fey rented his machines to saloons and bars based on a 50/50 split of the profits.


Here's a photo of the actual machine:

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Posted 05/26/2013   08:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So that was for a slot machine? That's sort of interesting because just a few buildings down the road (3 I think?) was an establishment called "the nickelodeon" and had those primitive machines like you sometimes see on restoration programs and such. It is thought provoking as to how they ended up in the basement of a bar?
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Posted 04/05/2014   02:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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"It is thought provoking as to how they ended up in the basement of a bar?"


As a trade stimulator I bet? probably because one of those machines sat on the bar to stimulate business and generate more money of course. Just my thought.
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