Car Wash

Car Wash tokens

(Used in UK)

Diversey Ltd Northampton 0604-405311 ℞. Fleetcleaner token

Brass 28.2mm Hayes 123.

Diversey Ltd of Northampton was a firm making and selling cleaning products. The firm is still trading in Northampton as Johnson-Diversey Ltd.

The tokens were used in the 1980s, but they had a very limited life, due to the fact that the unmanned token-operated washing facility, operating 24/7, was abused by the public and employees for washing private cars and vans, lorries etc. The symbol on the reverse of the token is the D of Diversey with a test-tube into which a drop of a chemical is being added

See: http://www.completecleaning.com.au/diversey/

Information from Northamptonshire & The Soke of Peterborough Tokens and Checks. Peter D.S. Waddell 2012 ISBN 978-1-908715-01-2

Overstruck on a machine token - Hayes 396.3 NO VALUE uniface; a token made by the Delph Tool Co. of Oldham, Lancashire. Traces of the NO VALUE can be seen on the reverse logo.

VALID ONLY AT DRIFT BRIDGE GARAGE LIMITED

REIGATE ROAD, EPSOM, SURREY. BURGH HEATH 52244 AUTO WASH 2 1/2 minute WASH 'N' WAX

℞. SAVE WATER BATH WITH A FRIEND

Brass, 28mm Hayes 125.1

DRI.001

VALID ONLY AT DRIFT BRIDGE GARAGE LIMITED

REIGATE ROAD, EPSOM, SURREY. BURGH HEATH 52244 AUTO WASH 2 1/2 minute WASH 'N' WAX 10p

℞. SAVE WATER BATH WITH A FRIEND

Zamack, 28mm Hayes 125.M1

DRI.002

Another is known as above 10p in brass; Hayes 125.

First used in February, 1972. Face value 10p. 1000 made by the Franklin Mint. Reverse design adapted from a humourous bumper sticker. A token was given with the purchase of a set number of gallons of petrol. One token and a l0p piece would operate the automatic car washing machine.

TAMMERmatic CAR WASH TiL ℞. 1 UNIT

Brass 27.6 Hayes 367A

Tammermatic machines were in use in England alone. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Electrolux. Marketed in UK by Technorizon International Ltd, 54 Angel Hill, Sutton, Surrey. Note TiL logo.

Car Wash uniface

Brass 26.2mm Hayes 83.

Also issued by Technorizon International

Istobal 1 consimilar

Brass 24.1mm IST001.1

Istobal 2 consimilar

Bimetal 25.9mm IST001.2

Istobal 3 consimilar

Bimetal 28mm IST001.3

Istobal II consimilar

Bimetal 25.9mm IST001.4

The distributor Technorizon also sold Istobal systems in the UK.

Spanish leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of wash solutions for the automotive sector. They export their products to more than 60 countries with a world-wide network of distributors, seven subsidiaries and two assembly plants in Europe, and two subsidiaries and assembly plants in the US and Brazil. They are currently headquartered in Valencia, Spain.

Esquire Kleindienst ℞. Car wash

Nickel plated brass 24.3mm Hayes 141.

Note narrow legs to R

Esquire Kleindienst ℞. Car wash

Nickel plated brass 24.3mm Hayes 141.2

Note wide legs to R

(Also known in Nickel plated steel)

Esquire Kleindienst ℞. Super Polish

Nickel plated brass 27.2mm Hayes 141.1

1885 - Foundation of Kleindienst GmbH & Co in Augsburg.

The company initially manufactures machines for industrial laundries, with car wash systems being added in 1960s.

California Car Wash consimilar

Brass 23mm Hayes 79.

California Car Wash cmkd S consimilar

Brass 23mm Hayes 79.M1

CAL.001

Wesumat ® ℞. 1

Brass 20.2mm WES002.1

Wesumat ® ℞. 3

Brass 24.9mm WES002.3

Wesumat ℞. a car depicted

Nickel plated brass 24.1mm WES002.4

Now WashTec Amalgamated from California/Kleindeinst

https://sites.google.com/site/ukcarwashenthusiasts/wesumat

Washtec twice ℞. logo

Brass 25.6mm WAS004.1

Washtec Car Wash Token ℞. no cash value non refundable

Brass 25.6mm WAS004.2

Formed in 2000 from the merger of Wesumat and California Kleindienst, Washtec enjoys a strong market presence in Europe and Australasia, with over 30 000 car wash systems installed in Europe alone.

https://sites.google.com/site/ukcarwashenthusiasts/washtec

also www.washtec-uk.com German but worldwide use.

and http://www.washtec-uk.com/company/history/

National ℞. Olympia Self Service

Brass 27.1mm Hayes 292A.

National ℞. Kimberley Self Service

Brass 27.1mm NAT002.1

National ℞. Hollybush Self Service

Brass 27.1mm Hayes 191B

BP ℞. Car Wash

Nickel plated brass 20.6mm Hayes 69.M5

BP Freeclean ℞. 5

Nickel plated brass 20.6mm Hayes 69.1

BP Freeclean ℞. 21

Nickel plated brass 20.6mm Hayes 69.8

BP Freeclean ℞. 25

Nickel plated brass 20.6mm Hayes 69.2

BP Quick Service Stations ℞. Car Wash Token

Nickel plated brass 20.6mm Hayes 69.6

BP consimilar

Brass 17.5mm Hayes 69.10

BP Car Wash ℞. St. Georges

Nickel plated brass 20.6mm Hayes 69.M1

BP ℞. Copthorne Road Filling Station

Brass 20.6mm Hayes 69.M2

BP ℞. Heath End Self Service

Brass 20.6mm Hayes 69.M3

BP ℞. Sonning Cutting F/Stn

Brass 20.6mm Hayes 69.M4

BP ℞. Abington Self Service

Brass 20.6mm Hayes 5A.

BP ℞. Queensgate Filling Station

Brass 20.6mm Hayes 69.M6

Fina ℞. Car Wash

Brass 24.3mm Hayes 150.

Large logo

Fina ℞. Car Wash

Brass 24.3mm Hayes 150.M1

Small logo

Shell logo ℞. Car Wash

Nickel plated brass 24.5mm Hayes 343.

logo Shell ℞. Car Wash Token

Nickel plated brass 24.5mm Hayes 343.1

logo Shell ℞. same

Brass 24.5mm Hayes 343.M1

Texaco ℞. Car Wash Token

Brass 32mm TEX001.1

Total

nickel plated brass 28mm TOT001.1

Total Wash

Brass 22mm TOT001.2

Burmah uniface

Brass 26.7mm BUR001.1

GULF ℞. Free wash non-negotiable no cash value

Brass 28.7mm Hayes 179B.

also known uniface

Esso Autolavaggio ℞. Maggi motif italy Pat. X9D

Nickel plated Zamack 22.8mm Hayes 142.M1

Kroko Wash consimilar

brass 23.5mm KRO001.1

dal 1936 - ceccato - car wash - 797111 consimilar

nickel plated zamack 24mm CEC001.1

Euroclean A Uniface

Brass 23mm Hayes 142A.M1

Dart Oil Carwash uniface

Nickel clad steel 27.1mm Hayes 113.

Global Wash Limited

Brass 16.5mm Hayes 172.

Jennison ℞. Car Wash

Nickel plated brass 24.5mm Hayes 210.

Petropolis Uniface

Brass 27.1mm Hayes 303A.

(2 stars 17mm apart)

Petropolis Uniface

Brass 27.1mm Hayes 303A.M2

(2 stars 16mm apart)

Also known Nickel plated 303A.1

Petropolis Uniface

Zinc plated brass 27.1mm Hayes 303A.M1

Ryko 1 one Car Wash uniface

Brass 28.6mm Hayes 331.

R-W= 4.5mm

Ryko 1 one Car Wash uniface

Brass 28.6mm Hayes 331,M1

R-W= 2mm

C above Ryko Car Wash consimilar

Nickel plated brass 27.9mm Hayes 331.2

A above ® Ryko Car Wash consimilar

Nickel plated brass 30mm Hayes 331.3

A above ® Ryko Car Wash consimilar

Nickel plated brass 30.1mm Hayes 331.M2

shadow to RYKO letters

Ryko Mfg. Co. uniface

Brass 28.6mm Hayes 331,M3

Shorgard Ltd ℞. Car Vacuum

Brass 28.5 mm Hayes 346.

Car-Vac Shorgard Ltd consimilar

Brass 28.5 mm Hayes 346.1

Shorgard Ltd ℞. Car Vacuum

Brass 28.5mm Hayes 346.2

Wilcomatic Car Wash incuse consimilar

Brass 28.4mm Hayes 417.

W logo ℞. Wilcomatic Car Wash

Nickel plated steel 26.5mm Hayes 417.1

W logo ℞. Wilcomatic Car Wash

Brass 26.5mm Hayes 417.3

Blank 2 slots ℞. 1 slot

Brass 25mm Hayes 217.M10

another also as above but

Brass 27mm Hayes 217.M11

Issued by KWM for coin acceptors in car washes. Also known nickel plated.

Also available from Cleantec Equipment Ltd., Omagh N. Ireland

Alan Pond Car Wash Pat. Pend.

Brass 24.5mm Hayes 15.

PON.002

Alan Pond Parafin Pat. Pend.

Brass 29.3mm Hayes 15.M1

PON.001

These two tokens were issued by Alan Pond Equipment Ltd. for use in automatic car-wash machines and in paraffin vending machines of their own manufacture located at their own petrol stations through East Anglia and East London. The tokens themselves are called *APEL DISCS* and are of a peculiar shape. While the token is circular, it has been bent in such a way that the centre third of the token is raised to form a 'key' shaped result. Tho purpose of this is to keep any other token or coin from being used to operate the machines.

Alan Pond

Brass 25mm Hayes 15.1

(2.0 mm thick)

Alan Pond ℞. Adapt vending

Nickel plated brass 25.6mm Hayes 15.M3

A mule using similar obverse of Alan Pond and obverse of Adapt Vending with c/hole removing 2p

Alan Pond Equipment Ltd.

Others known:

15.2 as 15.1 brass 30mm

15.3 as 15. but CAR DRY at base Brass 29mm

Producenta international in oval ℞. Sporrong

Brass 24.3mm

Used by Alan Pond until replaced by PON.002

PRO.001 see #15.M2

Within an oval representation of the globe, PRODUCENTA international within a rectangular box with three incomplete circles in the upper left quadrant, SPORRONG the maker. Face value 20p. This is the car wash token used by Alan Pond before they converted to the APEL DISCS (see PON series) Producenta International is a Swedish company. The tokens were imported in 1970 and withdrawn in 1972.

AM 1 uniface cmkd 97

Steel 28.6mm Hayes 126.

AM = Alberice Meters; are now known as Leisure Controls International Ltd of Blandford Forum, Dorset. UK.

Atlantic car wash 002 consimilar

nickel plated zamack 24.8mm ATL002.1

PCL Air Technology

Brass 28.5mm Hayes 298G.

Pneumatic Components Ltd (PCL) Sheffield UK. is recognised as the global market leader in the design and manufacture of tyre inflation, air line accessories and compressed air products for industrial, petrol forecourt and automotive markets.

CHRIST 1 uniface

Brass 17.5mm CHR001.1

CHRIST 2 uniface

Brass 22mm CHR001.3

CHRIST 3 uniface

Brass 25.9mm CHR001.4

(Five types known Christ 1 - 5)

https://sites.google.com/site/ukcarwashenthusiasts/christ

AIR-serv Europe ℞. No cash value

Brass 28.6mm Hayes 13A.

(Also known cut down to 21.5mm = Hayes 13A.1)

AIR-serv Europe PROG 1 ℞. Blank

Brass 29.2mm Hayes 13A.M1

AIR-serv Europe PROG 2 ℞. Blank

Brass 24.9mm Hayes 13A.M2

Since 1981 AIR-serv has partnered with convenience stores, petrol stations, and car washes to provide convenient, reliable tyre inflation and vacuum services to the driving public. AIR-serv is the worldwide market leader in the supply of ancillary forecourt equipment and our machines can be found on over 100,000 sites around the world. We offer UK retailers everything from a water dispenser or vacuum machine unit to a jet wash or amenities and an ever increasing array of chemicals and solutions. Although head-quartered in Mendota Heights, MN these tokens were made for the English market.

Carwash ℞. Token No cash value

Brass 28.6mm Hayes 153.

Carwash © ℞. Token No cash value

Brass 28.6mm Hayes 153.1

Carwash © ℞. Token No cash value

Brass 24.9mm Hayes 153.2

Frederic Controls Divn., Maryland USA. Used in UK.

Two other sizes are known: 153.3 153.4

ALCA ℞. EurocoinTM London

Brass 25.1mm Hayes 16.

ALCA ℞. ALCA token

Brass 27.8mm Hayes 16.1

Another is know ALCA / Clowns face Hayes 16.2

Manufacturer of car wash spray guns for Kärcher equipment used in England with headquarters in Kent.

IMO The world's #1 car wash 100% no scratch guarantee

℞. IMO Vacuum token no cash value non refundable

Nickel plated steel 27.1mm IMO001.1

IMO Car Wash Group is the largest dedicated car wash company in the world and was founded in Germany in 1965. The group has expanded to include over 322 sites in Germany, 281 in the UK and over 230 sites throughout the rest of Europe and Australia. Corporate headquarters is located in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.

Kärcher ℞. Wertmarke

Brass 25.8mm Hayes 217B.

was in use car wash Gisburn Lancs.

Kärcher ℞. Wertmarke

Brass 22mm Hayes 217B.M1

Kärcher ℞. 3

Brass 22mm Hayes 217B.M2

error mint-mark R U s/b REU

Kärcher ℞. 4

Brass 24mm Hayes 217B.M3

Klark Equipment

Brass, 25.4mm Hayes 223.

Noted in Hayes; Supplement N0.5: "Used for car vacuum equipment at service stations."

Bradfield Electrical ℞.Car Wash

Brass 24.4mm Hayes 61.

Carlaw Cars ℞. New Sneddon St Paisley Car Wash

Brass 27.1mm Hayes 81.

Carebridge Ltd uniface one slot

Brass 27.8 mm Hayes 81B.

Carebridge ℞. Esso

Brass 27.8 mm Hayes 81B.1

Carebridge uniface

Brass 27.8 mm Hayes 81B.M1

Carebridge ℞. Free Air Token

Brass 27.8 mm Hayes 81B.M2

Clean Car Centres High Rd Pitsea ℞. Karcher Clean Park

Brass 23mm Hayes 307C.

[3mm & High Rd 10.5mm] hollow sparkles

Clean Car Centers High Rd Pitsea consimilar

Note US spelling this one only

Nickel plated brass 23mm Hayes 307C.M1

[2.6 & High Rd 12.5mm]

Clean Car Centres High Rd Pitsea ℞. Karcher Clean Park

Nickel plated brass 23mm Hayes 307C.M2

[3mm & High Rd 11mm] hollow sparkles

Clean Car Centres High Rd Pitsea ℞. Karcher Clean Park

Nickel plated brass 23mm Hayes 307C.M3

[2.5 & High Rd 13mm] hollow sparkles

Sutton Road S.O.S. S.C.S ℞. Karcher clean park

Nickel plated brass 22mm Hayes 364A.

Southend on sea [hollow sparkles 2.0mm font]

Sutton Road S.O.S. S.C.S ℞. Karcher clean park

Nickel plated brass 22mm Hayes 364A.M1

Southend on sea [solid sparkles 2.5mm thin font]

Sutton Road S.O.S. S.C.S consimilar

Nickel plated brass 22mm Hayes 364A.M2

Southend on sea [2.0mm font with serifs]

Top car wash ℞. Van den Herik B.V. Zwijndrecht

brass 23.6mm Hayes 381.

Valetmatic consimilar

Brass 25mm Hayes 403A.

Valetmatic consimilar

Brass 25mm Hayes 403A.1

Centre of M does not extend to base

Valetmatic consimilar

Brass 25mm Hayes 403A.M7

Centre of M does not extend to base on obverse only.

Valetmatic uniface

Brass 27.8mm Hayes 403A.4

Valetmatic ℞. PROG A

Brass 26.9mm Hayes 403A.2

Valetmatic ℞. PROG B

Brass 29mm Hayes 403A.3

Valetmatic ℞. PROG C

Brass 26.9mm Hayes 403A.M1

Valetmatic ℞. PROG D

Brass 29mm Hayes 403A.M2

Valetmatic ℞. PROG E

Brass 26.9mm Hayes 403A.M4

Valetmatic ℞. PROG 3

Brass 26.9mm Hayes 403A.M5

Valetmatic B Jetwash ℞. Care for your car

nickel plated brass 25mm Hayes 403A.M3

Valetmatic C Jetwash ℞. Care for your car

Nickel plated brass 25mm Hayes 403A.M6

Valetmatic E Jetwash ℞. Care for your car

Brass 26.8mm Hayes 403A.M8

Aqua-Valet ℞. Prog A

Brass 16.9mm AQU001.1

PROG 1

Brass 25.1mm Hayes 394.28

PROG 2

Brass 27.8mm Hayes 394.M44

PROG 3

Brass 25mm Hayes 394.M41

PROG E uniface

Brass 26.9mm Hayes 394.M6

PROGRAMME 1

Brass 20.1mm Hayes 394.M1

PROGRAMME 2

Brass 22.4mm Hayes 394.29

PROGRAMME 3

Brass 24.9mm Hayes 394.M2

PROGRAMME 4

Brass 28.6mm Hayes 394.M3

Jetmaster ℞. M.C.S.

Brass 21.9mm JET003.2

Jetmaster ℞. Jetmaster Self Car Wash

Brass 21 9mm JET003.1

B Jetwash ℞. Care for your car

Brass 24.9mm JET001.1

JET SET ℞. 1

Brass 25mm JET002.1

JET SET ℞. 2

Brass 25mm JET002.6

JET SET ℞. 3

Brass 25.9mm JET002.2

JET SET ℞. 5

Brass 27mm JET002.3

JET SET ℞. 7

Brass 28.4mm JET002.4

JET SET ℞. 8

Brass 28.5mm JET002.4

E logo EMANUEL ℞. Impianto Lavaggio Automatico

Brass 24.1mm EMA001.1

Made by an Italian company but used in car wash machines installed at service stations in the U.K.

Unidentified

Clean Wash uniface

Nickel plated steel 26.8mm CLE001.1

Wash a car consimilar

brass 23.5mm WAS001.1

Select Car Wash Token consimilar

Brass 28.5mm SEL001.1

Ireland ?

carwash uniface

Brass 25.9mm CAR002.1

easy car wash uniface

Nickel plated brass 20mm EAS001.1

Stigma consimilar

Brass 25mm STI001.1

also known uniface.

WA-SH-FIT

Nickel plated brass 23.6mm WAS003.1

Jet Wash

Nickel plated brass 19.6mm JET004.1

jet hand sprayer pointing right ℞. fountain of water

Brass 18mm

jet hand sprayer pointing right ℞. fountain of water

Brass 22mm