Did you know that we have a candy machine in our house? It is usually one of the first things people notice when they walk in the door. After doing a little online research today I figured out that it is a 1950′s Stoner Candy Machine™. Based on all the pictures I saw online the Tower Theatre must have been the place that the machine came out of. It is on my list of things that I want to be fully functional. It sits directly across from the jukebox so when I was done with that it got me wondering.
The keys to the machine are in the side of it and I was curious what it looks like inside so I gave the key a turn. The door pulls open and to the right.
I noticed right away that most of the slots were in the down position. I popped most of themn into the correct position before I realized I should have taken a picture. Here is what they look like when they are mostly up, with some down.
The next thing I noticed was the drawer that the coins fall into when you buy something.
The next thing I looked at was where the money comes into the machine. I looked in the slot and guess what I saw? In theory I shouldn’t have seen anything but instead I saw a bunch of pennies, nickels and dimes all jammed in there. I used tweezers to pull them out . It is not ok to put pennies in this machine. Only dimes and nickels.
The next thing I did was open up the drawer where the display candy goes. I only did this because again I was curious how it works.
Then I figured it was time to see if I could make this bad boy work. I went in the kitchen and grabbed some of Lily’s brownie snacks.
And stuffed the bottom row of each slot.
Then I used some of the money that I found in the machine.
And guess what? Yes!!!! IT WORKED. I was so excited that I called Lily down to give it a try.
Pretty cool, huh?
Now I just have to decide what candy to stuff the machine with. What is your favorite candy bar? What should I buy??