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Bubble gum machines
Loved these - sometimes penny machines !
I wanna soccer ball, soccer baaaaaaaall!
Nice photograph of chewing gum vending machines. (There must be a shorter word for that!) Quote under the image: "Ideas are one thing and what happens is another." (John Cage)
We had these candy machines as single gum ball dispensers with round glass globes. Each gum ball cost 1 cent or 5 cents and rolled down a metal path dispensing 1 ball at a time into a small metal clasp so the ball wouldn't fall out of the machine. I still get candy out of machines like your photo shows at my place of work...only our choices are peanut M & Ms, regular M, or a handful of a mixed assortment of jelly beans. It's just the right small amount at a economical price for a treat :).
gumball machine, back when penny candy really was.
1940's gumball machine
“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
A vending machine that sold already lit cigarettes for a penny. England, 1931.
vintage department store boxes
oh the memories... roller skating on wooden floors...attempting the shoot the duck move and failing miserably while my classmates looped me over and over......
Montgomery Wards Department Store (xmas trivia: Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer was originally written for Wards as an ad campaign for their stores).
Corner market and green stamps..I REMEMBER THE SCREEN DOORS ON STORES AND IT FLAPPING CLOSED BEHIND YOU!
This looks like the old Safeway store my mom used to shop at in the '70s.
'kid's slot machines' by orb9220 on flickr
1950s PLANTERS P P Candy Nuts Vintage Advertisement Mr. Peanut by Christian Montone, via Flickr
Jaw Breakers...a part of the 1970s movie experience....right along with a giant pickle!