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.

Date:
      July 28, 1885
Name(s):
      John Glas Sandeman
Occupation:
      inventor
Location:
      London, England, New York, NY, USA

Additional Information:

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