Vintage 1 Cent Ford Gumball Machine with glass globe, Good condition, no scratches on the glass and base has general signs of use. Not tested for working order.
Although vending machines for stick or block-shaped gum were seen as early as 1888, the first machines to carry actual gumballs were not seen until 1907. Ford Gum is a brand of bubble gum and chewing gum often found in gum machines. It is produced by Ford Gum & Machine Co. The history of the company goes back to 1913, when Ford Mason leased 102 machines and placed them in stores and shops in New York City. The gumballs, while they are covered with different flavours, all have the same flavour under the surface.
The Ford brand of gumball machines had a distinct shiny chrome colour. This vintage machine has the advertising plate on top,
Product Code: 9743/F284