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 fun, metal spiral gumball bank stands three feet tall, with a clear globe through which to view the gumball selection, and a clear base to watch as the round candy rolls down colorful metal spirals! As they say, getting there is half the fun -- well, so is watching traveling gum!
Machine comes with 200 pieces of 1-inch, assorted color gumballs.
To order additional gumballs click here: Replacement gumballs
Shipping Weight ~ 35 lbs.
Machine CANNOT be set for free vending. Coins must be used to turn the knob.