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I'm an expert on coin operated machines. I can answer questions on slot machines, gumball & peanut machines, jukeboxes, arcade machines, pinball machines, gambling machines and any other device that operates with a coin. I have a couple hundred machines in my collection and have seen hundreds of others while traveling across the country and going to antique shows. I can give an appraisal on your item, but please send a picture if possible so I can give you accurate information. You can send pictures to me at

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I've been a serious collector for many years. Many of my machines can be viewed on my website.


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2016-01-17 gumball machine:

Dana,    It is all but impossible to find a key for a random lock.  You have two options: either take the machine to a locksmith and have a key made or drill out the lock and buy a new lock for the machine

2015-06-13 1963 Chicago Coin Spare Lite Bowling Machine:

Joe,    I can't speak about your specific machine but in general terms most of the bowling machines sell for around $1000 (give or take a couple hundred) in good working condition.  As you probably realize

2015-06-08 Vintage gumball machine:

Gallia,    You have a nice machine manufactured by the Advance Machine Company.  Your version was used in the 1920's and 30's.  It is known to collectors as a Advance Model D.  They are valued at $100-175

2015-04-16 Bottom Base Plate for Columbus Gumball Machine:

Elizabeth,    Yes, you are correct.  It is a Columbus Model M.  Email me directly and I can provide you with contact information for collector/dealers who sell parts.  The other option is ebay.  I don't

2014-09-06 Supreme Products:

Jordan,    It sounds like you have machines manufactured by the Simpson Company.  They were a popular vending company in the 1920-30's.  Simpson made many different machines so I would need to see pictures


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