• Belfast Between The Wars

CHOCOLATES FOR TIN TOPS: BELFAST SLOT MACHINES ROBBED

Belfast Telegraph, Wednesday 5th August 1925


Some ingenious individuals haunting Belfast railway stations, it is reported, have recently adopted a method, not altogether new, of cashing the flattened tin tops of mineral water bottles.


Dud “pennies” of this character have been passed into chocolate slot machines at the Belfast and County Down Railway and the Midland Railway stations with such skill that sweetmeat to the value of nearly £5 has been extracted.


Naturally officials in charge of the machines, discovering that such a pilfering was going on, have kept a keen watch lately, and it is anticipated offenders will be brought before the magistrates shortly.


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