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Interesting Vending Machines from Around the World

06/19/2017 9:21 AM

An interesting time-killer for your Monday, including the putative first vending machine circa the first century AD.

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06/19/2017 10:46 AM

Whatever next?

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06/19/2017 11:19 AM

Somehow I failed to find the first Century vending machine...was it a blue police telephone box looking sort of thing?

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06/19/2017 12:32 PM

Hero's vending machine dispensed holy water. There isn't a picture in the article or the video; I found a drawing here. Very simple and clever.

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06/19/2017 12:59 PM

Yes, and it was also home of the first scam.... and coincidently, the invention of the slug.

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06/20/2017 6:09 AM

Yes, and it was also home of the first scam

But WAIT! you never know when you need holy water to throw on the undead.

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06/20/2017 7:15 AM

I don't know how I missed that,... OK,... home of the second scam.

Here is the first scalper....

'Purgatory',... Buy your 'Get out of Purgatory Free' tickets here....

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06/21/2017 11:22 AM

It was an effective deterrent until patrons realised they could make their own holy water by filling a pot and boiling the hell out of it.

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06/20/2017 9:24 AM

I have some of those Nuka Cola machines scattered through out the Commonwealth.

I've been to Japan and saw the machines that supplied alcohol. That one in the picture article didn't give it justice. The machines I saw issued all sizes of cans, including gallon sized Sapporo beer.

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06/20/2017 10:29 PM

I remember milk vending machines in the Danbury, CT area maybe 50 years ago.

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