Last Of The Rubber Johnnies

This is Sid’s cafe, circa 1975, during series two of Last Of The Summer Wine. Again, just look at how run-down and bleak a place it is.

But I want to draw your attention to this dispensing machine on the wall.

Now, I know there can’t be a condom dispensing machine on the wall of a small Yorkshire cafe, but it really does look like there’s a condom dispensing machine on the wall of a small Yorkshire cafe. Well, yes, on the studio set depicting a small Yorkshire cafe, I grant you.

So what is it? Rennie?

It makes no sense for there to be a condom dispensing machine on the wall of a small Yorkshire cafe. And yet.

What is it?

What’s it dispensing, if not prophylactics?

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