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I recently acquired a vintage gumball machine. I have tried to locate one similar online but with no success. I'm curious if you can provide any information on the machine. It is in working condition. Thank you.

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Hi Phil,
 2 companies marketed this machine. It was made about 1947. If the red top is glass it is a Silver King hot nut. If the red top is plastic it is a Regal hot nut.
 You should be able to find recent sales on Ebay. They usually sell for 125-200.00.
 tom

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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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