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Please e-mail me @ I am an expert on vintage coin operated machines and would love to help anyone that needs info. I can answer questions on vending machine, arcade machine, fortune teller, slot machine, digger/crane machine, gumball machine, syrup dispencer, peanut machine, gum machine, strength testor, pinball machine, gambling machine, bowling machine, etc. If it takes a coin, I can give you info on it. A few of the many manufacturers of these machines are Columbus Vending Machine Co., R.D. Simpson, Advance Machine Co., Bluebird Products Co., Chester Pollard, Chicago Coin, Mutoscope, Evans, Seeburg, etc.

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I have been collecting machines for 7 years, and have close to 200 coin operated machines.


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2010-12-20 What Type of Peanuts go into an Antique Peanut Machine:

Hello, the standard peanuts to be vended are the de-shelled dry roasted.  The only problem is that the salt will eat into the machine, so you might want to consider gumballs.  The other option is pistachios

2010-11-28 1937 Red Top Crane:

Hello, pricing would really depend on condition of the machine.  If you could send me a picture, I could give you a pretty accurate price.  My e-mail address is        Thank you      

2010-10-24 peanut dispenser:

Hello, your machine sounds like it could be made by the Columbus Vending Company, but I would really have to see a picture to tell you exactly.  If you would like to send a picture, my e-mail address if

2010-09-21 old british penny arcade machine:

Hey Debbie, I should be able to help you, but would really need to see a picture of the machine.  There were a ton of British machines brought over, so it is hard to tell from the description which one

2010-08-31 Zeno gum machine:

Hey Tony, your machine looks to be in pretty nice condition.  Normally these machines sell in the $300-$600 range depending on condition and completeness.  If yours has the back door, the lock, and works


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