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Parking Meter Lamp - I bought one of these in the 1980s. I was told that the city of Chicago donated its old meters to the Boy Scouts club there and the teenagers retrofitted them to be lamps and sold them as a fund-raising project. Nickels or dimes "feed the meter" for up to an hour of light; when the meter runs down, the light clicks off. Quite a conversation piece. :-)

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1956 Gym-Cycle coin-op bicycle ride photo trade print ad

1956 "Gym-Cycle" coin-op bicycle ride advertisement.


Bebe Size XSmall Top Sexy Sleeveless Silk Animal Print

Antique 5-cent Coin-Op *Apple Vending Machine*

1947 Daval "Best Hand" coin-op poker machine for 1 or 2 players. Operates like a pinball machine ... insert a penny & pull lever to drop balls into card slots ... whoever has the best "hand" wins ... fun!

1920s Columbus brand "Railroad model A" gumball vending machine. The lid and base plate of the regular model A machine were changed to eliminate rattling for use on trains and in train stations.

1920's coin op by Charles Ahrens - "The Execution" - put a quarter in and lights come on in the prison, beyond the door you can watch the prison get hanged! What a gruesome coin op!!! (I also pinned the video of it in operation.)