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Antique Gumball Machines
It's still common to go into a bank or other building open to the public and see a couple of gumball machines sitting near the door, waiting for a child with an extra minute and an extra penny. Although the first gum was sold from a vending machine in the 1880s, the gumball machine as we now think about it was first introduced in 1907 – dispensing round gumballs for one cent.Many companies got into the business of both making the machines, and licensing operators to set them up and keep them refilled. Vintage gumball machines make great display pieces, and collectors of mechanical contraptions know that some machines can bring hundreds, or even thousands, at auction.
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