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Circa 1925 "Whom You Should Marry" Vending Machine
Starting Bid - $800.00, Sold For - $4,060.00
Attractive coin-op fortune-telling machine, produced by the Exhibit Supply Company, dispenses matrimonial advice to prospective brides and grooms. By simply inserting a penny into the proper coin slot (matching their birth month), customers would receive a card telling them "Whom You Should Marry." This particular vending machine must have been a great source of amusement for dating couples, and even married folk, especially when they compared the machine's description of their perfect match with that of their current partner. The decorative piece features an oak cabinet and brass legs. A three-dimensional scene of a couple being wed in a chapel appears within the glass-enclosed top portion. Below that are the respective coin slots for each of the twelve months of the year. Wood, metal and glass construction. A patent date of April 21, 1925 is listed below the manufacturer's name. The machine remains in working order and is all original. Excellent condition overall. A large supply of cards remains in the machine. 24 (W) x 14 (D) x 74 (H). Please Note: due to the size and/or weight of this lot, shipping charges may be substantial. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $4,060.00
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