Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Machine

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Machine
Machine  
Do you know what type of machine this is?

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This machine probably vended items that were in a box. When the slide was pushed in, it probably pushed the box until it tipped back and down to the front. I can't tell you who made this machine, but it most likely was made after World War 11. If the coin slides are for one cent, I would place the circa up to 1960. Any coin value more than one cent would place it in
the 1960,s and up. All metal machines are not highly sought after by collectors and this
example would have a low value to them, even though it could vend a variety of boxed goods.
I hope I have been able to help you.

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Jack Freund

Expertise

I have 35 years experience in the coin op field, specializing in old gumball and peanut machines. Also trade stimulators, especially turn of the century cigar store machines, both cast iron and wooden machines.

Experience

I have owned over 3000 coin operated machines. Much knowledge comes from experience as there is not a lot of documented information on many coin operated machines. Experience is the teacher.

Organizations
Coin Operated Collector's Association

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I host a column in the C.O.C.A. Times, (the magazine for members of the Coin Operated Collector's Association). The column is titled "Tales Of The Hunt" and features stories and comments about member's great (and sometimes not so great) finds.

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I have been a dealer at the Chicagoland Slot Machine and Coin Op show since it started. Look for me in Booth F-09. Stop by with your questions or photos. I'll try to help you or buy your machine if you prefer.

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