The first vending machine was invented in 251 BC, when the Greek mathematician Hero of Alexandria invented a mechanism for Egyptian temples that dispensed holy water after visitors dropped in a coin. In the 1880s, the first modern coin-operated systems were introduced to London and New York City, but it wasn’t until 1907 that the best vending machine of all came into existence -- the gumball machine!
Throughout the years, these machines have evolved into many shapes and sizes, but the most important characteristic hasn’t changed: they always dispense round, delicious, chewy gumballs! This classically designed gumball machine may be small in stature, but there’s no doubt that it’s big on fun! Not only does it serve up munch-able treats, it also acts as a handy coin bank! Standing at a mere 8.5 inches tall, it makes the perfect decoration for a desk, den, or playroom.
Machine comes with 80 grams of 1/2-inch gumballs in assorted colors.
Made in Canada.
To order additional gumballs click here: Replacement gumballs
Shipping Weight ~ 1 lb.