Seller: gumballvending 4, The solid cast metal base gives it a substantial feel and stability. The internally threaded metal bottom plate can be mounted on top of the cast metal floor stand, which is 23"
Would you believe me if I told you these antique gumball machines actually began life as cheap looking plastic toys from the Dollar Store? And by the way, is it gumball or gum ball? Grammar experts chime in….
The vintage gumball machine is among the earliest coin-operated vending machines. The late Victorian Era tinkerers, coming up with every sort of device imaginable, developed gadgets in the s that could dispense gum, breath mints, and candy, as well as pencils, perfume, razor blades, and even toilet paper. Though Adams failed at his attempts to develop a rubber-like material from the tree, his chewing gum was an instant hit.
Old fashioned and vintage carousel style gumball machines can cost quite a penny. However, if you're looking to decorate a room with a table-top gumball machine or give one as a gift, browse thrift stores and flea markets for the best deal. Scoring the best deal may mean the machine will need some repair or at least cleaned up.
I found this gumball machine on a local for sale by owner site, and I knew I had to have it. For some reason, I have always wanted a gumball machine in my home. Although, I did not want red!
You are the proud owner of an antique style, quality gumball machine that is designed to give you hours of fun and pleasure. Your Carousel gumball machine has been manufactured with the best materials under stringent quality control requirements to assure you a life time of service. Your gumball machine has been preset at the factory to operate by inserting a coin in the coin slot.
This is the place to sell all varieties of "coin-op" machines — and there are many! We're looking for early 20th Century mechanical banks, 's Victory piggy banks, and wonderfully classic coin-op pieces such as 20's Ro-bo gumball machines, 30's Gottlieb pinball machines, or the ever-popular jukebox: jukeboxes, whether an original Gabel Entertainer or a Rock-ola straight out of the 50's, are in high demand, and we'd love to see what you have! We are available by appointment to appraise your item, too, as well as buy!
You can remove the money from a Carousel gumball machine in just a few seconds. Carousel gumball machines can be set to dispense candy using a variety of coins or even for free. Over time, the coin tray in the base of the machine fills with deposits and must be emptied. To access the tray, the gumball machine must be opened and partially disassembled.
My interest lies predominantly in gum, candy, and peanut machines from the late 's through the start of World War II, so that's mainly what you'll see herebut I also have other types of vendors tossed in for good measure. On this site you'll find the following: Pictures and descriptions of stuff I own now, owned at some point after I started the site in but no longer own, or never owned but temporarily possessed. These include any information I have on the model and think is relevant and potentially interesting, as well as any interesting stories associated with the specific machine s shown.
Collecting antique bubble gum machines can be a fun and profitable venture, however, before you buy or sell, become familiar a few basics. It's important to know some background on these coin-operated machines and how to identify them properly as you start your collection. Gumball machines are classified as antiques if they are aged years or more which is the industry standard noted by J.