Just off the bench - A Restored Vintage Acorn Gumball Machine with Texaco Fire Chief Gasoline Theme
Just off of the bench this November is this old 1960s era Acorn gumball machine. The machine itself was in pretty good shape before restoration, but the paint was really starting to peel and the inside was looking pretty nasty. I wouldn't stick anything in my mouth that came out of that thing! After doing a few Texaco Sky Chief themed machines lately, this time I went with a Fire Chief themed restoration. This is marked as a penny machine, but I set it up that so it will actually take any US coins under a quarter. Like all of my gumball machine restorations I tear down the coin mechanism completely, clean, rebuild, and lube it so it will get years and years of use. I went ahead and put this machine on a tall stand and I think it turned out great!
Check video below for it in action, as well as some before and after shots during the restoration process!
This machine is not available!
And here are some high resolution photos of the machine:
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