Vending Machines Undergo a Complete Overhaul


SLIDE SHOW (6)

By Jeffrey Lumetta – Milestones in Vending History

  • 215 B.C. Hero of Alexandria, and Egyptian mathematician invents a device that dispenses holy water when a coin is inserted
  • 1076: The Chinese produce coin-operated pencil vending
  • 1700s: Coin-fed tobacco boxes appear in English taverns
  • 1886: The US issues several patents for coin-operated dispensers
  • 1888: Thomas Adams Company installs gum machines in New York train platforms
  • 1905: US Post Office introduces stamp-vending machines
  • 1930s: Ice-chilled soda machines are introduced

more> http://tinyurl.com/bfpj93l

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s