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Where to find a key for a vintage Oak gumball machine ?


It is all but impossible to find a key for a random lock.  You have two options: either take the machine to a locksmith and have a key made or drill out the lock and buy a new lock for the machine.   

The following website sells locks.  If you aren't sure which lock you need, the owner of the website will be able to help you.

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Chad Boekelheide


I'm an expert on coin operated machines. I can answer questions on slot machines, gumball & peanut machines, jukeboxes, arcade machines, pinball machines, gambling machines and any other device that operates with a coin. I have a couple hundred machines in my collection and have seen hundreds of others while traveling across the country and going to antique shows. I can give an appraisal on your item, but please send a picture if possible so I can give you accurate information. You can send pictures to me at


I've been a serious collector for many years. Many of my machines can be viewed on my website.


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