German Fairgound throwing Ball?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by KEVIN AIREY, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. KEVIN AIREY

    KEVIN AIREY Well-Known Member

    All I can think is that this was some sort of Fairground throwing ball, but there again why would it twist open as to hold something?
    A tough one for the guys and gals to advise on I think.
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  2. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Is it made of tin ?

    A friend deals in vintage slots and fairground machines.
    He bought some 1928 German machines once and he found similar inside.

    You placed a Pfennig in the machine and a painted tin ball dropped out with a prize inside.
    Silver cufflinks , boiled sweets and other prizes were inside.
     
  3. KEVIN AIREY

    KEVIN AIREY Well-Known Member

    Hi Davey, yes it is made of tin.
     
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  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I was thinking it had to be a candy container of some sort. Fairground prize holder looks plausible, right down to the European clown. (as opposed to their creepy American cousins)
     
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  6. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

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  7. KEVIN AIREY

    KEVIN AIREY Well-Known Member

    Superb - Thanks so very much Fid
     
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  8. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    welcome.
     
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