Chewing gum vending machine

Object Number: 
ca. 1900-1920
Wood, metal, glass, paper
8 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 11 in.
Wood chewing gum vending machine and gambling game shaped like a house. The front has a metal flower and leaf decoration next to a glass window that exposes a paper roll marked with numbers from one to twenty one such as "Number 15." Below are instructions that read in black " 'Try Your Luck'/ Drop in One Cent And Get One Cents/ Worth or More Of/ 'Wrigley's' Gum". The back also has glass windows that show the paper roll and the gum dispensing mechanism and a drawer with a lock for removing coins.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group