Nedicks Nickel, 1953

I posted previously about vanished New York eateries, foremost among them Nedicks, and today while sorting through some things ran across this little gem which I had forgotten I owned.

NedicksNickel

About the size of a dime, these were included in packs of cigarettes purchased from a vending machine. Each token could be redeemed at the counter, giving Nedicks’ customers a discount on cigarettes.  The token bears the image of Walter S. Mack, Jr. president of National Phoenix Industries, Inc., owner of the Nedicks’ chain and inventor of the promotion. The tokens were manufactured by the The Scovill Manufacturing Company.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

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