RARE condition 1880s Pulver gum machine

Posted by: always lookin

RARE condition 1880s Pulver gum machine - Thu Feb 16 2012 03:33 PM

2nd day at guys place, who got all this stuff out of old gas station. Very rare condition 1880s Pulver gum machine. Comic figure Yellow Kid inside. Never restored and working 100%...
YES I am stoked...
Posted by: advertologist

Re: RARE condition 1880s Pulver gum machine - Thu Feb 16 2012 03:40 PM

Super nice piece in xlnt cond. congratulations..
Posted by: always lookin

Re: RARE condition 1880s Pulver gum machine - Thu Feb 16 2012 04:02 PM

thanks....
I wish I had the key for it.
ps, this is not for sale.
Posted by: 56chiefstar

Re: RARE condition 1880s Pulver gum machine - Thu Feb 16 2012 04:40 PM

Sorry not the 1880s. The earlier ones are the tall case and they are around turn of century and can climb to $10,000. I had a tall case, top missing and beat up on the top and sold it for $3800 when economy was good. One like this went on ebay, did not sell and ended up about $690, I think he relisted it
Posted by: always lookin

Re: RARE condition 1880s Pulver gum machine - Thu Feb 16 2012 04:48 PM

This is unrestored. That one was repainted on ebay. This porcelain is original.
The Yellow Kid was the name of a lead comic strip character that ran from 1895 to 1898 in Joseph Pulitzer's, New York World.
I meant late 1800s... an original blue one has no writing on the side.
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: RARE condition 1880s Pulver gum machine - Thu Feb 16 2012 05:03 PM

This blue Pulver is a good color to have and this short case lithographed yellow kid Pulver was produced probably up until 1950. The taller case machines are older and more valuable. There are many vending machine collectors that can provide more detailed info. Also check the book "Silent Salesmen Too" by Bill Enes. Dave Jones
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: RARE condition 1880s Pulver gum machine - Thu Feb 16 2012 05:10 PM

I can probably get a key. John Guisti had all the Pulver keys. I believe that he is deceased now, but someone has them also.They are a simple affair and the mechanism is wound by a clock key.
Posted by: always lookin

Re: RARE condition 1880s Pulver gum machine - Thu Feb 16 2012 06:18 PM

Thanks for the info. I have a key coming. It has not been wound in 30 yrs. It still works though. The 92 yr old I bought lots of stuff from, said he never had a key and it may have never had gum in it. Here is the store it came from, as did the stuff I posted last week and all the stuff I will post this Sunday....if I can wait that long...:)
Posted by: HI-OCTANE

Re: RARE condition 1880s Pulver gum machine - Thu Feb 16 2012 06:29 PM

Is the same store where you found all that killer Texaco stuff ? And did you ever find that golden diesel ?
Posted by: always lookin

Re: RARE condition 1880s Pulver gum machine - Thu Feb 16 2012 06:50 PM

No and he has not found that sign yet.
Here is the stuff from this country store/sinclair station, I bought last week when I was there. He did not want to sell anything else last week. TODAY he wanted it all gone. Go figure.
Posted by: HI-OCTANE

Re: RARE condition 1880s Pulver gum machine - Thu Feb 16 2012 08:04 PM

Looks like mostly 1960s stuff except for the Hires Root beer sign which may be 30s or 40s, But still a decent find. Where is all the Sinclair stuff ?
Posted by: always lookin

Re: RARE condition 1880s Pulver gum machine - Thu Feb 16 2012 08:27 PM

All that was left was an HC 42' sign. I am stripping the paint off now. Check petro discussion. I did get more soda, and thermometers today I will post on sunday.