Children are drawn to bulk vending dispensers for obvious reasons (hunger or the anticipation of a tasty treat). Have you ever wondered why certain vending machines spark nostalgic feelings? Maybe you have a memory of your favorite machine located outside of your arena as a child.  Perhaps a recollection of one you used near your neighborhood park, by your parents work or your local corner store? If this sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone.

Here are some fun facts about Bulk Vending machines and the history of the “candy machines” we all know and love:

  • In the early 1880s, the first commercial coin-operated vender was introduced in London.
  • Thomas Adams Gum Co. introduced bulk venders to America, using the machines to sell Tutti frutti gum on elevated subway platforms in New York City.
  • In 1913, Ford Mason leased 102 machines and placed them in stores and shops of communities in western New York State.
  • In 1963, Josef Schwarzli founded Beaver Machine Corporation, designing and manufacturing his own equipment that is sold today into over 100 different countries worldwide. ( these are the brand of bulk vending machines used by Durham Vending )

Everyone loves to get candy any time of year–especially those hard to find nostalgic candies. The bulk vending industry has grown and now offer a wide range of toys and snacks including healthier options. Whether you prefer the bold colored traditional gum-ball from your childhood, chocolate treats or a tasty trail-mix, there is truly something for everyone.

Contact Durham Vending today to find out more about their Bulk Vending Machines