Hilo Climax, made by the Hilo Gum Company
Pat date March 6 1904

Hilo Climax, made by the Hilo Gum Company

  •  I believe this machine is the first Hilo Machine, as the other Hilo on the page it marked "improved". Purchased from a guy in NC. He said his Granddad rescued this machine from a building that was going to be demolished back in the 60's. It sat on his back porch for over 40 something years. All original example 

Roth Pansy Gum Machine
made by Roth's Pansy Gum c. 1905

Roth Pansy Gum Machine

 I mainly collect globe machines but a gentleman from MA contacted me wanting to sell this machine. The great graphics caught my attention. The cast iron front plate has the lettering stenciled. When you insert a penny push button at the bottom and receive a stick of gum. 

Griswold Red Star Peanut Machine
made by the Griswold Mfgr Co. c. 1914.

Griswold Red Star Peanut Machine - not antique gum machine

  •  Griswold made this machine for the Red Star Sanitary Vending Machine Co of Davenport, Iowa. The flared globe will hold 7 lbs of peanuts. The aluminum tray at the bottom is attached. This model is all original.  

Simpson Model A Peanut Machine
made by the R.D. Simpson Co

Simpson Model A Peanut Machine

  •  This is the big brother to the Simpson Jr shown below. It has a cast iron body & a formed metal lid. The body is similar to me to a Columbus model A but it has a slanted coin entry and notice the feet on the bottom. I personal think this machine is under valued. I have seen more Simpson Jr's than I have Simpson A's.  

Simpson Jr Peanut Machine
made by the R.D. Simpson Co

Simpson Jr Peanut Machine

  •  This cast-iron, miniature vendor dispensed breath pellets, gumballs or peanuts. Like it's big brother above, it has a cast iron body with a formed metal lid. This version is all original except for the decal. The decal is a paper copy of the original ribbon decal. This is a personal favorite

Columbus Sanichu Machine
Made by the Columbus Vending Company, Columbus, OH, c. 1915

Columbus Sanichu Machine

  •  This model is a Model A-3 with a mechanism that's been modified to take a nickel instead of a penny, has a #9 Columbus globe and has one of the neatest decals you'll find on a vending machine.   Sanichus aren't rare, but they're pretty scarce. This example is 100% original except for an ancient repaint. 


Columbus Model D
made by the Columbus Vending Co. Columbus Ohio c 1911

Columbus Model D Gumball Machine

 Columbus Model D Gumball Machine - The Silent Salesman Too says in 1911 the Common Sense Gum Co started making chewing gum in the shape of a ball and ask Columbus to make them a machine to dispense gumballs. It has a large mouth front which has the date embossed on the lip and a large side entry door.  

Chic-Mint Gumball Machine
made by Chic-Mint Gum Co c. 1915.

Chic-Mint Gumball Machine

  •  This machine was first made by the Ferris, Hass & Co. , then the Perfection Automatic Co & the Chic-Mint Gum Co of Wilmington, Delaware. All 3 companies made the same basic machine with sheet metal bottom  a cast-iron mechanism. Very cool looking machine in my opinion. This machine is all original with original decal 

Bluebird Penny Drop Gumball Machine - Peerless Producy
made Bluebird Products Co. c 1920

Peerless Product Co. aka Bluebird Penny Drop Gumball Machine

  •  After the customer places a penny in the machine he maneuvers the penny chute with the control rod. Then he pushes the lever with the right hand, releasing the penny to drop through. If it hit the return you would get your penny back and get a gumball. Notice the chute cover - this version is not very common. 

Wrigley's Gum Machine
Made by Hoff Vending Corp. c. 1927.

Wrigley's Gum Machine

  •  The Hoff Vending  Co made 3 different models for Wrigley's Gum. 2 models were tab gum vendors (1 with a lever which is the earlier model and 1 with a knob, which is shown here) and 1 model was a Lifesavers vendor. This model is made of aluminum but has a pot metal mechanism. Insert a penny receive a piece of tab gum.

Brice Williams Peanut Machine

Brice Williams Peanut Machine, Kokoma, IN c. 1921

  •  This is similar to the Master, but based on the patent dates it predates the Master by a couple of years. This has an interesting design. Put a penny in, turn the handle clockwise, and it vends a small portion. Put a nickel in, turn the handle counterclockwise, and a large portion comes out.  

Columbus Model 14 Gumball Machine
made by the Columbus Vending Co, c 1923-1924

Columbus Model 14 Gumball Machine

  •  The Columbus model 14 is a profit sharing vendor with a 1-2-1-2-3 mechanism (vending wheel #205). It took in 55 cents for each 100 gumballs vended. It is a cast iron machine similar to the model A but has a slanted coin entry. This machine is all original with a original ribbon style decal with Columbus barrel locks  

Columbus Model F peanut machine
made by the Columbus Vending Company c. 1915.

Columbus Model F peanut machine

  •  Columbus Model F was made exclusively for th Ad-Lee Novelty Company. This is a cast iron peanut machine. Both the open gate and the Columbus open star gates are correct for this model. Insert a penny and receive a handful of peanuts.  

Columbus RW Gumball Machine
made by the Columbus Vending company c 1933

Columbus RW Gumball Machine

  •  Columbus Model RW Gumball Machine.  It has a green porcelain body and lid. Each play a gumball is dropped and held behind the witness window above the delivery spout. The RW is the same as the Columbus R or Dart but does not have the dart wheel.

 

Columbus Model V made by Columbus Vending Co
made by Columbus Vending Co., c1930

Columbus Model V

  •  The Columbus Model V dispensed gumballs, marbles or a metal shell called the "Sphero-Container" which usually contained aspirin. The #293 glass cylinder globe was not interchangeable with other models. Machine measures approx. 11 1/2" and is all original with original decal.   

Columbus Model A with tray Peanut Machine
made by Columbus Vending Co, c1915

Columbus Model A with tray Peanut Machine

  •  This is a cast iron peanut machine the round #9 Columbus globe. The tray has a wide lip that is embossed Sept 15, 08. The Model A with tray was discontinued around 1920. This is a great example of a all original machine with original decal.  I personally love the color or this machine

Scoopy  Gum Machine
made by the Scoopy Mfg Co / Harris Gaylord Mfg Co 1949-1955

Scoopy Gum Vendor

 

  • Here, we show 3 versions of the animated gum vendor. 
    The bodies were made of sheet metal and have the same patent as the older Maniken Vendor Company ( Baker Boy) machines,  though they were made 25 years later and were made by different companies. 

Columbus B with tray peanut machine made by Columbus Vending Co
Made by Columbus Vending Machine Co. c. 1912

Columbus Model B with tray

  •  The Columbus model B with tray is built exactly like the Columbus model A, except it has a deeper vender pocket so it can vend a nickel instead of a penny's worthy of merchandise. Also the B's have a much bigger chute flap than the A's. There nickname is the "Long Gate" by many collectors. 

Columbus Bi-More
Made by the Columbus Vending Company C. 1936

Columbus Bi-More

  •  Here's a Columbus Porcelain Bi-More on a Columbus sheet metal stand. These came in variety of vending combinations by changing the midsection. They also made a Columbus Bi-More table top version which is more common I think than the ones on the stand.  #8 Columbus round globes are correct on this machine also. 

Columbus Model 34 Gumball Machine
made by The Columbus Vending Co, c 1936.

Columbus Model 34 Gumball Machine

  •  The Columbus 34 gumball machine is a small green porcelain or cast iron gumball or marble vendor with a #3 Columbus octagon shaped globe. The #3 globe would fit only a model 34 or model 21.The #4 Columbus globe is correct for this model also.  This model is all original green porcelain with the original decal.