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I am able to answer questions on old coin operated machines. These include vending machines such as gumball or peanut or other machines such as trade stimulators that did not dispense a product but were positioned on a store's counter to bring in customers or stimulate trade. I specialize in machines by Pulver, Zeno, and Mansfield and also any old cast iron or wood machines.

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I have been collecting these type of machines for about 10 years and have traveled the country to antique shows and auctions.


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I have learned about many of these machines from traveling to view the collections of others.

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2016-01-19 vintage gumball machine:

Hi Phil,    2 companies marketed this machine. It was made about 1947. If the red top is glass it is a Silver King hot nut. If the red top is plastic it is a Regal hot nut.    You should be able to find

2015-08-16 Pulver gum machine:

Hi Daryl,   Today's stick gum cut in half is too thin to be properly dispensed from a Pulver machine. The proper thickness is if the stick was folded in half (both sides).    I actually sell repro gum

2015-05-31 Identify gumball machine:

Ken,    Your machine is made by Atlas and is called the Atlas Ace. It is from the 1940's.    If you can give me the diameter of the top and bottom opening and the how tall the globe is, my friend will

2015-05-24 Identify gumball machine:

Ken,    I will contact a friend to see if he has a replacement globe and get back with you.     tom

2015-05-03 Tom's Vending Machine:

Hi,   Machine looks nice. Ebay would be your best bet for decals but yours look good other than than missing "f".   I searched under Toms decal machine and several different examples were found.   I am


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