Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

Chewing gum vending machine

Chewing gum vending machine
Chewing gum vending machine
Chewing gum vending machine
Title
Chewing gum vending machine
Date 
1902-1910
Medium 
Metal, glass, celluloid
Dimensions 
6 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 12 in.
Description 
A clear glass chewing gum vending machine with an elaborate mechanical gum delivery mechanism with bells that was entertaining to operate. A band of celluloid at the top is printed in black "Winter Green 5c Blood Orange" with a coin slot for each flavor. The front is acid etched "Automatic Clerk/ Mansfields/ Choice/ Pepsin Gum". Patent dates listed are 1901 and 1902.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.3184
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group