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Unknown Globe
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QUESTION: Hello Jack, Found this globe in a garage cleanout and was hoping you might help with identifying it. I found no other parts . It is about 10 inches tall and heavy glass

ANSWER: Hi Douglas,
I can not get thr photos to enlarge, but I do not think that you have a vending machine
globe. I can't tell if it is open at the base. If not, it can't be a vending globe. The top appears to be removeable. If so, and there is no way to lock the top, it would not be a vending
machine globe. It appears to be a candy jar that sat on the counter in a candy or ice cream store. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Jack

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QUESTION: I Thank you for your quick response, Sorry about the prior pics. the top does have a 7/16 opening at the center of nearly one inch raised hub. It seems to have been a three part mold, as there are three side seems. The bottom opening is about 4 inches diameter inside and about 5 inches outside flange diameter , and has three leg like tabs about 3/4 inches wide.  I do very much appreciate your time an consideration. Will add another photo. Good luck in all your future endeavors . Thanks Doug  (314) 532 - 6395

Sorry Doug, but I don't know what the globe belongs to. A photo just does not show enough detail to know for sure. If it does not have anything embossed in the glass, with the
opening at the bottom, it could be a globe for any number od vending machines, or something
from a drug store, or an outside street lamp. Who knows???  Jack

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Jack Freund


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.


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.

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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.

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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