Ryede Specialty Works, Rochester, NY, c. 1920's, 22 1/2". This is a wall-mounted 1-column sheet metal vendor. It's slightly taller than the short-case Pulvers made in the same city, but it seems much smaller because it's so much narrower.
This has a lot going for it because of the mirror and decals. There's not much space on the front, but most of it is filled with something interesting, including 4 decals, a mirror, a witness window, and a contour above the handle. This is a far more attractive machine than most single-column sheet metal vendors. The witness window allows customers to check stock before inserting a coin, although the coin slot won't accept my penny while the machine is empty.
The example above is 100% original.
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