Maker unknown, c. 1910's or 20's (estimated), 15 1/2". I know nothing about this except that it's made to vend bulk product, not gumballs, and it's really cool. The base is wood and holds a metal mechanism. Put a penny into the slot on the right and turn the handle toward you and the goodies come out. I don't know anyone who knows anything about this model, like who made it or where---it's truly a mystery. This is the first (and so far only, as of October 2017) example I've seen, making it really really really rare.
The machine above is 100% original except for a purportedly new coin door in back. It's consistent with the rest of the machine---hence the "purportedly"---so they either did a good job making it or the whole thing was made in someone's basement in 2013. I'll go with the former. The hinges and lock clasp holding the coin door in place are new, which I wish weren't the case, but oh well.
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