Posted 10 years ago
This is a twin head Bulk Vending Machine which accepts only pennies. There are no markings on the outside or inside. I've taken it completely apart and can't find any numbers, logos, or markings anyplace. I'm thinking it's Art Deco style, maybe from the 30's?
(EDIT: After removing a thin metal cover screwed inside/under the lid, numbers are revealed in the lid casting: S-200-T)
It's small... only 13" tall x 7.5" wide x 5" deep. The entire machine is made of metal, glass & rubber- no plastic or wood. The case is sheet metal, the top and inner workings are cast pot metal. The top has some small remnants of gold or brass colored plating. The outside has the original green "hammered" paint finish. The windows are old glass and the feet are rubber. One of the glass panes was replaced at one time as it's thinner and dimensionally different than its mate. No parts (except the key) are missing and it's fully functional.
I picked the lock and I obtained a new key blank (ILCO #1041N) that I manually filed to fit the existing tumblers.
Since I cannot locate much information online about this item, I'd love to find out anything about it. Manufacturer, model, year, rarity, etc.