Advance match machine

Advance Machine Co. 1929

The Advance match machine is one of the most impressive match machines around. It seems to be the one everyone wants if they only have one match vendor. These aren't rare but are fairly hard to find for sale. Most that I have seen have original paint and are complete but not for sale. If something is missing or broken it is usually the globe ring, the globe or the coin drawer. I think there are reproduction globes available and coin drawers but I don't know about globe rings. Be careful and look at these pieces if you are purchasing one.

I had been looking for one of these for a few years and hadn't seen any that met my high standards, so when another collector offered this one to me I snatched it up. This is one of the nicest I've seen. It has almost perfect original paint with most of its gold pin stripping and exceptional gold stenciled lettering on the columns. My quest is over; this is the one I had been waiting for.