I purchased a used "bill tube" quite a while ago because it looked much different from the "classic" that I already had. This thing is HUGE in comparison. I looked for a logo / hallmark and don't see anything.
I'm interested in finding out who manufactured it if possible. A collector in my I.B.M. Ring said it may be foreign based on it's size and that it's probably sized to match the load. He said he hasn't seen one the "operates" like this one either (The load / closing method is also different from the classic tube).
I tried to include a few pix taken side by side with the smaller classic bill tube, hopefully I did it correctly. The tube is about 4 1/16" from bottom to top and about 1 inch in diameter. The classic tube is quite a bit smaller.
If any of you learned people have an idea about origin / manufacture it would be a great and wonderful thing if you could share.
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