Ford stainless steel Gum Ball Machine with globe glass top and the original decal. Serial number at coin slot is "C045370". Name plate on front of machine reads "Manufactured by Ford Gum & Machine Co., Akron, New York", and "Ford Gum" appears in raised lettering at the outlet hole. The machine is approximately 12 inches tall and the glass globe is about 8 inches in diameter. Overall condition is very good consistent with its age and it is in working order, but it is missing the original key and it has a crack in the plastic cover over the exit hole (still solid but crack shows in the light). The lock pins appear the have been broken because it opens without the original key. I am assuming that it is broken anyway, since I was able to open the lock with just a small screwdriver inserted part-way into the key hole. With a key (or in this case with a small screwdriver) inserted, the lock barrel can be unscrewed to release the locking bar (which has threads on either side that the lock barrel screws onto, holding everything together). After opening the gum ball machine, I used a marble to verify that a penny in the coin slot would operate the dispensing wheel and drop a gum ball (or in this case a marble) down into the output chute, which it did.
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