Chewing gum vending machine

Object Number: 
2002.1.497
Date: 
1908
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
16 1/2 x 6 1/5 x 5 1/2 in.
Description: 
This bright yellow metal box dispensed chewing gum for a penny. The front reads in black "Zeno Chewing Gum/ Drop One Cent Here/ Buy Zeno Package Gum From Dealers/ Zeno Mfg. Co. Chicago" with a drawing of a hand indicating the coin slot. On each side "Zeno Chewing Gum/ Zeno Package Gum/ Sold By All Leading Dealers". On the right side " Patented/ Aug. 1 1893, May 21, 1895/ July 15, 1902, May 5, 1908".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group