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Chewing Gum Vending Machine

An original and rare vending machine for Beech-Nut Chewing Gum, with weathered patina, circa 1960s…

SKU: RC00942.
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Product Description

A cool original Beech-Nut chewing gum vending machine…

Dating to the mid to late part of the 20th century, circa 1960s, this is an original steel vending machine for Beech-Nut chewing gum. Made in England, and owned by Rowntree and Co. Ltd of York, the machine is offered as a display piece or restoration project with an authentic patina…

Although there is no key present, one is able to simply pull the machine apart to get into the insides (the knob on the side essentially holds the front and back in place). The machine happily ‘free stands’ but also has pre-made eyelets on the reverse so it can fix to a wall. The artwork on the front is good yet it is splattered with rusty areas. Although we are offering this as not working, there are internal mechanics that haven’t been checked

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. There are some surface scars and abrasions to the entire piece and some paint chipping. It is tatty in places and please note the slightly messy patina in areas. That said, we feel this is quite charming in its current condition with buckets of character. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 10cm, Width : 20cm, Height : 81cm

Condition : Structurally good, some surface scars and scratches, a little dirty and tatty in places, some paint chipping, rusty areas, weathered patina, no key present

Postage : Large Item £15 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 10 x 20 x 81 cm