Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Gumball machine


This gum ball machine belonged to my husband's grandfather.  He used to have a lot of gaming machines and penny machines from the 30's and 40's.  Unfortunately, the slot machines were stolen from his storage building years ago.  

This is brand new in the box, never used, key still attached by the original string.  What can you tell me about it and it's value?   
photos by separate email to  

Victor 1941 Model V line up
Victor 1941 Model V li  
HI Cher!

Nice, Super nice! New old stock and that is as good as it gets. Keep that box!, as that is a really good selling point having them in the original box makes this a top 10 find! I am really sad to hear that someone stole your grandfathers slot machines!! That is terrible, and I really hate to hear that, as I am a slot machine type guy. If he has any parts or anything related to slot machines still around there, I would be very interested in making you an offer, anything to do with slot machines or even if you don't know what it is, you could always send photos and as many as you want. Let me know if you're interested and if you have some parts, pieces, or whatever. E-mail me at and I'll return my phone number if you like. Ok Cher, back to your wonderful gum machines. I have attached a photo which has a description for you, it the Victor Model V and made in 1941. Yours looks just like the one in the center or even the left of the three model V's to me, except the decal is just a little different but if you look at the machine on the left that is also a model V. You will see your decal on it. My price guide "that goes along with this photo" gives a value from left to right of 75.00 left machine, center machine 75.00 and the machine or the right 50.00. That is the value stated but I wouldn't sell them for that. I would ask maybe 200.00 each or or maybe like 400.00 for the whole lot with the box and being new old stock, why not. Or, you could even ask for more but that would be up to you. I hope this information is helpful to you and please get in touch with me if you have any thing there that is maybe slot machine, some parts or something that I may be interested in ok?
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Rodger Knutson  

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I am an expert on old coin operated machines, slot machines, trade stimulator's, jukeboxes, old arcade machines, etc. I have been identifying these for people who respond to my web site listed below, for a few years now. In almost all cases I am able to tell them about their old coin operated machines, the year, the value, and other general information about their machines. I do not know much about soda vending machines, coin banks, or scales, but I will try to help you with these if I can. Please email photo's to: My web site is at:


I bought my first slot machine, a .50 Cent Mills Black Cherry in 1969 and have been hooked from that time, I still have that Slot machine! Before that I found a open barrel full of old scraped jukebox wall boxes behind a restaurant, I wanted them all but never took a one of them. Anything that took a coin drove me nuts!

C.O.C.A. and other slot and coin operated machine groups, associations, groups, and clubs.

Many, the Coinslot magazine, always juken, Coin Slot Journal, Slot Box Collector, and others that I don’t remember at this time.

Graduated from Ballard High School in 1969, went to Edison Technical Collage for a couple of years taking welding and metal fabrication, tig, mig, heliarc, also arc and gas welding and fabrication. Then Apprenticed under a slot machine technician who worked in the slot machine industry Reno Nevada, and set up bar poker progressive machines in the casino's, and repaired machine and did the repairs on slot machine circuit boards there. He also was involved in the 2 hand dealer's market and bought and sold machines at the casinos auctions for the secondary market, which includes selling used machine overseas. I learned a ton from this man; he always had the correct answers and took the time to teach me the business. My interest and knowledge in other and older coin operated machine is for the most part, self-taught. It's been my passion from back in 1968 and before, my thirst for knowledge about these machines has kept me more interested over the years, and keeps me searching for more information even today. I have meet and talked to book authors on these machines, attended hundreds of coin operated shows and auctions, and I stay with that to this very day.

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