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    Posted 8 years ago

    pickerpuss
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    Check out this recent find. While checking out a lead for some old oak showcases, I learned the man I was buying them from was an former employee of an amusement park in the 1950s- early 60s, in charge of machine maintenence around the park. He said one day a vendor brought him this machine to see if he could fix it. After fixing it the vendor never came back, and it set in machine shop for 8 or 10 years until he found another job in Cleveland and he was able to take it with him. He said he was bitter about not getting his repair fee of 3 dollars and kept the machine just in case he ran into the guy that never paid him. It has been wrapped in cotton towels for over 50 years!!!!

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    1. pickrknows pickrknows, 8 years ago
      That's a sweet find!!
    2. pickerpuss, 8 years ago
      Love this old machine but don't know alot about her. The machine has a great luster, and stainless is great too. Machine is operable and is just kinda neat to look at. Anyone have an idea of it's worth? Took it to get key made, and 4 of the locksmiths clients left phone numbers to ask how much I wanted for it. Thank you.
    3. chevy59 chevy59, 8 years ago
      Very nice find! Can I leave my number too?
    4. Signaholic Signaholic, 8 years ago
      Basically almost impossible to find unless you go to one of the high end auctions for these gum machines. Adams is the most famous known.
    5. SodaJim SodaJim, 5 years ago
      Hello PickerPuss,
      Do you still have the Canteen Gum Vendor...?
      Jim

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