Chewing gum vending machine

Object Number: 
2002.1.3184
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group