Gum MachinesBy Mark Chervenka
New Penny Gum Machines made of painted sheet steel look similar to old originals. This machine is 14 1/2" tall x 7" wide. Clues to its recent age are: 1) it takes a modern size stick of gum for a penny; 2) clear inserts are plastic instead of glass; 3) new machines use modern Phillips / flat / slot screw fasteners. Interior parts are very sharp edged, so be careful if you remove the back for an examination. This machine is red but other colors are available. Price was $20.