For your consideration, we have a museum quality 5 cent Cigar Vending Machine from the turn of the 19th century. Very, very few of these 3-Selection Cigar Vendors exchange hands!
Collectors estimate less than five are known to exist with this one possibly being the 4th example to surface in recent years!
This Cigar Vendor is listed as the "Mystery 7" in the publication Silent Salesman and still to this day, not much information has been collected about this early cigar vendor. Unique to this example is the original rear shelf that would hold/support the cigar reels/containers (see patent photo) and appears to be manufactured from the same wood as the support wood for the vend mechanism. Additionally, the glass panels are "rippled" glass and appear to be original to this vendor as is the patina and finishes on both wood and metal components. The key may have been replaced some time ago but does function on both front/rear locks.
This vendor does cycle and actuate each blade cutter upon depositing a nickel into one of the three top-mounted coin entry bezels. At times during our experimentation, a nickel may have become stuck and needed help beginning the vend cycle.
Approximate Dimensions are: 27" at widest, 19" tall, at nickel slots, 19" deep at the base.
Please review the photos as they add to our description of this magnificent collector's piece!
Questions or concerns, please contact me via phone: [Jim --> 77two*834*327one].
Shipping arrangements must be made by the buyer; however, I will assist where I can...
We are offering this Antique Cigar Vendor through various resources, so it may no longer be available on this venue; do not let this exceptional collector's Antique Coin-Op Cigar Vendor slip away!
Lastly, Morphy Auctions recently sold a similar four(4) selection cigar vendor from the same time period, but at a significantly higher price!
Our asking price - $5500.00
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