Very Good. Hardcover issued without dust jacket, Lenexa, KS, Bill Enes, 1st edition, 1987. Signed by author. 9" x 11 1/2", 156 pages, 127 color photos, 555 black and white photos, price guide, & index. The definitive work on gumball, candy, nut and breath mint dispensing machines dating from the early 100s to 1970. The books contains an introduction and a listing of patents. This is followed by the main section of photos and descriptions of 100s of machines. The appendices include reproductions of vintage catalog pages and an index. A seven page price guide is bound separately. -From the preface: ``Thomas Adams, of Adams' Gum is commonly recognized as the man who popularized the vending machine in the United States. In 1888 he put vending machines containing his Tutti-Frutti gum on the New York City elevated train platforms. Others sought to emulate his success and 'the rest is history. "
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