O.D. Jennings and Co., c. 1932, 18". I don't know much about these, so this is a short page. The picture of this machine on Silent Salesmen Too, page 80, never caught my attention, but this machine caught it live in Chicago in the spring of 2003. It's a bit unusual and has (in my opinion) a great look, especially considering the tags in front, the raised coin inserts, and the side body decals. This is the first Jennings Mint Vendor I could remember seeing live, and it struck me as a whole lot neater machine live than pictured in the book. It's made of flat sheet metal, so you need a good shape and good graphics to make it interesting.
When you drop a nickel into one of the coin slots, the nickel goes down the chute and trips a mechanism at the bottom, which releases a roll of goodies from the bottom of that column. I don't know how it does that, but I think magic plays a role.
This example is 100% original.
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