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1950s Gumball & Sports Card Vending Machine Lot of (2) with Victor "Baby Grand" & Oak "Premiere"

Item Number 51103

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A tasty treat and just maybe your favorite ballplayer were had, when you dropped your coin into the slot of these vintage vending machines. Presented are (2) c.1950s machines that are both formatted to simultaneously dispense a gumball and a sports trading card.


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Victor Vending Corp. 1-cent machine measuring approximately 11x17x6. This wood case machine houses gumballs in the main compartment, which is fronted by a plastic bubble window at top and a heavy metal door at bottom, which is impressed with the manufacturer's name. At right is a "Card Vendor" compartment with a wood door panel and a metal "Card Vendor" slot. Moderate overall wear is age appropriate, though the 1-cent price sticker on the front of the plastic window has suffered about 20% surface loss. Tested by an eager H&S associate, this classic creation gave out with a Mark Moseley card and two gumballs for a penny. The gumballs were returned to the reservoir because chewing them seemed like a really bad idea. Comes with a key that opens three different locks, including the labeled "Baby Grand" metal plate at the top of the gumball compartment. 


Oak MFG. "Premiere" 5-cents machine measuring approximately 13 x 13 x 5-1/2". Constructed of metal with a red finish, this machine is outfitted with three glass windows, with a gumball reservoir at center, flanked by panes that should hold examples of period baseball cards. In this case the side sections are fronted with handwritten signs, which can easily be removed and replaced with 1956 Topps cards from the year of original manufacture if a period authentic look is desired. The card wells on the left and right are filled with c.1980s-1990s baseball cards and when tested, a Darryl Strawberry card was dispensed in intended fashion, however the gumball reservoir is empty, so only crumbs came out of the "Thank You" door (crumbs were not returned to the reservoir). The 5-cent "Acorn" decal on the center widow remains full and the red surface paint shows light to moderate wear, however there is a patch of sticker residue on the bottom at front. Comes with keys to open the lid on top and a panel at rear.  

 



 
 
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