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Gumball machine

Object Number: 
2002.1.3416
Date: 
1920-1940
Medium: 
Metal, glass, paper, enamel, Bakelite
Dimensions: 
8 x 10 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.
Description: 
A gray metal counter-top store display and slot machine. A penny is inserted in the slot on the top and an orange Bakelite knob on the front is pushed down to activate three cylinders to spin inside a glass window on the front. The cylinders are printed with tiny reporductions of cigarette packs of several brands including Camel, Pall Mall, Raleigh, Spud Menthol and Chesterfield. Colored marbles are visible through a second window in place of the original gum balls. The top blue enameled metal label plate reads in orange and gold "Marvel/ Spin Reels/ To Line Up/ Three-Of-A-Kind/ For Your/ Amusement/ Positively No Sales To Minors/ Daval Co. Chicago".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group