Mini Gumball Machine

The history of the mini gumball machine came after the surprise invention of gum.
Around 1850, a man by the name of John B. Curtis in the state of Maine made a pure spruce gum for people to chew. Through the evolution of gum and gumballs by 1884, a man by the name of Thomas Adams, who owned the Adams Gum Company, began to sell stick gum in small machines. These machines were the first real vending machines.

The Adams Gum Company installed several of these machines on the New York City subway platforms in 1888. At the turn of the century Walter Diemer was testing different textures and recipes for a gum. The recipe was used to make a new gum product called Double Bubble. However, Walter Diemer never patents the invention of the Double Bubble recipe.

In 1923 the Norris Manufacturing Company filed a patent for a mini gumball machine. The invention of the mini gumball machine was specific type of vending machine. It was made of a small clear glass container that would hold the gumballs. The glass container filled with gumballs sits on top of a metal base which has a coin mechanism. The child or adult places a coin in to the coin a mechanism and turns a handle turn the right and the coin drops into the base. Underneath is a small opening a single piece of a gumball comes out into a person’s hand. The gumball is just a fancy type of gum with a hard, flavored candy shell.

The mini gumball machines were found in small family businesses’ like barbershops, Five and Dime stores, and bowling alleys throughout the United States. A child was charged a penny for each piece of gumball in the mini gumball.

Today mini gumball machines bring back the nostalgia for most adults.
It’s still a popular party favor for ages 1 to 100 which will put a smile on their face as they place a colorful piece of gumball in their mouth.

Candy Vending Machine Dispenser Sweet For Kids Mini For Desk Jelly Bean Gumball
Candy Vending Machine Dispenser Sweet For Kids Mini For Desk Jelly Bean Gumball

$30.18

Time Remaining: 1h 50m

Buy It Now for only: $30.18
Buy It Now


NFL Football Helmet Mini Plastic 35 Lot VTG 70s 80s Gumball Vending Machine Toy
NFL Football Helmet Mini Plastic 35 Lot VTG 70s 80s Gumball Vending Machine Toy

$99.98

Time Remaining: 1d 14h 13m

Buy It Now for only: $99.98
Buy It Now


MINI PLASTIC FOOTBALL NFL HELMET VENDING GUMBALL MACHINE TOY LOT 32 ENTIRE SET
MINI PLASTIC FOOTBALL NFL HELMET VENDING GUMBALL MACHINE TOY LOT 32 ENTIRE SET

$49.99

Time Remaining: 1d 19h 13m

Buy It Now for only: $49.99
Buy It Now


Easter Jelly Belly Mini Machine and Jelly Belly Beans + 10 ct Bags of Beans
Easter Jelly Belly Mini Machine and Jelly Belly Beans + 10 ct Bags of Beans

$27.87

Time Remaining: 1d 21h 59m

Buy It Now for only: $27.87
Buy It Now


Mini Rocket Gumball Bulk Vending Machine
Mini Rocket Gumball Bulk Vending Machine

$169.00

Time Remaining: 2d 3h 54m

Buy It Now for only: $169.00
Buy It Now


Mini Rocket Gumball Bulk Vending Machine with Stand
Mini Rocket Gumball Bulk Vending Machine with Stand

$199.00

Time Remaining: 2d 3h 55m

Buy It Now for only: $199.00
Buy It Now


VTG Jelly Belly MINI BEAN MACHINE Collectible Die Cast Gumball Dispenser NIB
VTG Jelly Belly MINI BEAN MACHINE Collectible Die Cast Gumball Dispenser NIB

$30.00

Time Remaining: 2d 5h 17m

Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Buy It Now


LOT OF VENDING MACHINE OPI LAICH NFL MLB MINI HELMETS GUMBALL
LOT OF VENDING MACHINE OPI LAICH NFL MLB MINI HELMETS GUMBALL

$99.99

Time Remaining: 2d 6h 26m

Buy It Now for only: $99.99
Buy It Now


LOT 31 MINI PLASTIC FOOTBALL NFL HELMETS VENDING GUMBALL MACHINE
LOT 31 MINI PLASTIC FOOTBALL NFL HELMETS VENDING GUMBALL MACHINE

$64.99

Time Remaining: 2d 10h 47m

Buy It Now for only: $64.99
Buy It Now


PICK ONE Vintage 70s Jiggler Uglies MINI Larvals Vending Gumball Machine TOPPS
PICK ONE Vintage 70s Jiggler Uglies MINI Larvals Vending Gumball Machine TOPPS

$30.79

Time Remaining: 2d 14h 12m

Buy It Now for only: $30.79
Buy It Now


1960s Dallas Cowboys custom OPI gumball mini helmet miniature vending machine
1960s Dallas Cowboys custom OPI gumball mini helmet miniature vending machine

$7.50

Time Remaining: 3d 41m

Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now


Lot 72 Vintage Laich Mini Baseball Helmets Vending Gumball Machine MLB w Cases
Lot 72 Vintage Laich Mini Baseball Helmets Vending Gumball Machine MLB w Cases

$48.88

Time Remaining: 3d 10h 21m

Buy It Now for only: $48.88
Buy It Now


Gumball Machine Candy Glass Jar Dispenser Bubble Gum Ball Snack Nut Mini Vending
Gumball Machine Candy Glass Jar Dispenser Bubble Gum Ball Snack Nut Mini Vending

$38.96

Time Remaining: 3d 15h 1m

Buy It Now for only: $38.96
Buy It Now


Mickey Mouse Gumball Machine Mini Golf Disney LEAF Mickey Unlimited NEW vending
Mickey Mouse Gumball Machine Mini Golf Disney LEAF Mickey Unlimited NEW vending

$30.00

Time Remaining: 4d 4h 34m

Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Buy It Now


60 pc Detroit Lions AA Mini NFL Football Helmets Plastic Gumball Machine Premium
60 pc Detroit Lions AA Mini NFL Football Helmets Plastic Gumball Machine Premium

$48.39

Time Remaining: 4d 4h 47m

Buy It Now for only: $48.39
Buy It Now


Vintage Minisavers Mini Savers CANDY Gumball Vending Machine
Vintage Minisavers Mini Savers CANDY Gumball Vending Machine

$66.99

Time Remaining: 4d 10h 43m

Buy It Now for only: $66.99
Buy It Now


Vintage Jelly Belly Gold Mini Gumball Machine Jelly Bean Dispenser Coinless 8
Vintage Jelly Belly Gold Mini Gumball Machine Jelly Bean Dispenser Coinless 8

$49.99

Time Remaining: 4d 12h 41m

Buy It Now for only: $49.99
Buy It Now


24 PERSONALIZED Mini Gumball Machine Birthday Party Wedding Favors
24 PERSONALIZED Mini Gumball Machine Birthday Party Wedding Favors

$72.95

Time Remaining: 5d 5h 41m

Buy It Now for only: $72.95
Buy It Now


72 PERSONALIZED Mini Gumball Machine Birthday Party Wedding Favors
72 PERSONALIZED Mini Gumball Machine Birthday Party Wedding Favors

$194.95

Time Remaining: 5d 5h 42m

Buy It Now for only: $194.95
Buy It Now