Deposits a penny and presses the lever in the corner of his mouth, a stick of gum is dispensed through his teeth. This particular Happy Jap machine is the rarer version which has the lever in the corner of his mouth. Made of Cast Iron
All original True Blue Gum Machine made by Automatic Sales Co, Lansing Michigan. This is the early versions of the True Blue Gum Machines which has the push rod. When the customer would insert the penny and push the rod the machine was very easy to turn over. So as you can imagine not many of this version survied
The Hance Auto Peanut machine is a heavy cast iron machine that came in two variations, The version pictured has the periscope coin entry and a nickle machine. The customer received one crank for a nickel. They also made a penny version which has the flat coin entry. These machines never had a flaps.
The Hance Rex Convertible has a changeable vending wheel allowing the vending of bulk merchandise or gumballs. It had a capacity of 600 gumballs or 4lbs of peanuts.
Insert a penny, crank the handle, the baker boy will turn to the oven, scoop out a gumball, nods and drops the gumball down the chute. This is one of my favorite animated machines.
This cast-iron machine is often called "Rex" because some of the goose neck coin entries were marked "Rex Mfg. Co" which this model is marked. There was a vending co called Rex Mfg. Co. in 1908 and 1909 and then disappeared. It is believed the machines with marked coin entries were Mfg for The Rex Co in 1908 & 1909
This cast-iron machine which has a formed steel lid with a slanted coin entry. Notice the ribbed top part of the globe. When I purchased this machine I was not sure about the globe but a friend, David McDonald, called and told me his Simpson Lincoln has the same ribbed globe and this was correct.
The base of the machine is white porcelain and the rest of the machine is cast iron. This machine is believed to be the forerunner to the Hance Rex Convertible, which I have one on the website. It was strictly for gumballs and could not be set to vend anything else.
The Millard machines did not have numbers or names for them but made several different models. This particular machine is made out of tin. Deposit a penny in the top, turn knob to the right and you would receive a gumball. Silent Salesman 2 says William Millard claims to have sold 70,000 machines in 2 years.
I have been wanting to add this machine to my collection for a while and finally found the one. This version is made by the Roth & Langley Co. There are several different other versions of the MOJO Gumball Machines which were made by Chicle Products. It is amazing any of these machines with globes survived.
This machine was a combination confection and amusement machine available in gum or peanut versions. The horses rotate with each play, the one stopping at the judge's stand is the winner. The decal reads "Race Park, no premiums for Merchandise, amusement only. This version is aluminum with embossed lid.