Invention of Vending Machines

John Glas Sandeman and Percival Everitt of London, England invented vending machines and obtained a U.S. patent on July 28, 1885. A machine automatically delivered prepaid goods, such as postcards, stamped envelopes, and cigarettes. Vending machines selling Tutti-Frutti Gum appeared on the platforms of the New York Elevated Railroad in New York, NY, USA, in 1888.

      July 28, 1885
      John Glas Sandeman
      London, England, New York, NY, USA

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