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A: Dawn, Thank you for your question. By your description it sounds like you have purchased modern ...
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| Q: I have a 1930's Mills stainless steel penny gum dispenser.They usually dispensed chiclets and adams ... |
A: and thank you for your question. I have seen many Mills machines that have had the rivets drilled ...
|norhwestren coin mach||6/7/2015|
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A: and thank you for your question. Northwestern made several different models with a penny-nickel ...
|Oak vending machines||5/20/2015|
| Q: How does one tell what model an Oak vending machine is such as Acorn, 300,450 etc.? |
A: Leo, Thank you for your question. Oak Mfg. Co. made many different machines over several decades, so ...
|Wooden gumball machine||4/8/2015|
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I can answer questions about vintage coin operated gum, gumball, candy and peanut vending machines. I do not have information about other areas of coin-op such as pinball, arcade, or slot machines. My specialty is exclusively in vending machines, which means I have a more detailed focus and a more extensive knowledge than others in this area.
I am an expert in the field of antique and vintage coin operated gum, gumball, candy and peanut vending machines. I have been a very active collector of vintage vending machines for over 20 years and currently have several hundred machines in my collection.
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In my 20-plus years of collecting vintage vending machines I have acquired a tremendous amount of knowledge in the field. In addition to the numerous brands and models of machines, I am also knowledgeable about many details and nuances that may be overlooked by a more casual collector.