Borst Engineering, Inc, Buffalo, NY, c. 1930's, 12". I saw this in the parking lot at the November 2008 Chicagoland show and fell in like with it. I'd never seen one before and this one has a good overall look. So I bought it---what else is a collector to do? It's basically a sheet metal box with a neat label, but that package works well together.
I've seen another model of machine that sold a toilet seat cover (the Curnett, for those of you in the know), but have not seen one that claimed to sell toilet paper as well. Perhaps they came out as a single package? I don't want to think about the consequence of not having a coin when you really needed it.
An interesting aspect of this machine, which I don't recall ever seeing on a vending machine before, is that the coin box houses parts essential to the machine's operation. Take the box out and the machine won't vend. I don't know why this was designed that way, but I'm assuming there was probably a pretty good reason; I just can't think of it.
The machine above is 100% original.
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