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Mansoor
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Hello to all,

I got hold of the above token while browsing through a dealers lot of junk coins. Can someone help me in finding the origins of this token.

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Mansoor

April 14, 2012 at 4:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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I did some research on internet and found the following info:

According to the Joint Stock Companies in India the Automatic Machine Co (India) was formed on 30th March 1940 with address at P-96, Chowringhee Square, Calcutta, and ceased to exist by the mid 1970's. J. H. Somerwille is probably the British manufacturer of the Tokens for the Indian company. In all probability, these were slot machine tokens used by allied troops stationed in India, Burma and Ceylon during World War II.

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April 21, 2012 at 7:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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