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Toms vending
Toms vending  
I just purchased a Tom's Vending machine at a antique store and wanted to get some information on it such as date, model, is the lettering correct on the front, where to purchase replacement locks and decals. Image attached..  Thanks for your help.

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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 not that familiar with the machine but my guess it is from 1950's.
 I do not know of anyone that has locks for it for sale but I would probably try Ebay also for that.
 Good luck, tomn

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Tom Novitski

Expertise

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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Coin operated collectors association

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

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