Eye Pay You Take It Ticket Box Machine circa 1941

posted by johno33 on June 18, 2008 at 7:40 am


I am looking for information on the Eye Pay You Take It Ticket Box machine that was in theaters in the 1940’s. The machine dispensed gold tokens and was a checking device for theater admissions. It was produced by EyePay Inc. Chicago, IL. I have not been successful in finding a lot of information on this device. I would appreciate any help or info.


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CSWalczak on June 18, 2008 at 8:02 am

Just a thought: You might consider contacting the Theatre Historical Association in Elmhurst, IL. They have a vast archive of movie theatre materials (architect’s drawings, photos and other memorabilia). Perhaps they might also have copies of theatrical equipment catalogues from different eras as well. Also, since they are in a suburb of Chicago, they might know something about the device’s manufacturer. They do charge for research services.
Contact information:
Theatre Historical Society of America
York Theatre Building
152 N. York Street, 2nd floor
Elmhurst, IL 60126-2806
Ph. (630) 782-1800
Fax (630) 782-1802

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